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The 2011 Honda Ridgeline fares well in IIHS crash tests, but the NHTSA's numbers aren't in yet.
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The Ridgeline has performed well in crash tests over its five-year lifespan, but this year's results are subject to the changing criteria of both crash-test agencies.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has revamped how it grades crash-test safety, and while the Ridgeline performed well in the past, it hasn't yet been rated for 2011. Over at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Ridgeline carries over its "good" scores for front and side impact protection--but it loses its Top Safety Pick designation as roof-crush standards aren't available.

The Ridgeline comes with standard front side airbags, rollover-sensing side-curtain bags covering both rows, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control are included across the model line. Active head restraints are now a part of the package.

A rearview camera is now bundled with the optional navigation system, but the Ridgeline does not offer the latest safety technology, such as lane-departure warning systems, blind-spot detectors, or adaptive cruise control.

Visibility is an issue in the Honda pickup. The thick rear pillars block most of the view to the rear quarters of the truck, making parking more difficult than it could be--though it's mitigated with that optional rearview camera.



The 2011 Honda Ridgeline fares well in IIHS crash tests, but the NHTSA's numbers aren't in yet.

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