Honda’s redesigned and reengineered 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year (NACTOY), the second time the truck has won the honor.
The North American Truck of the Year Award is awarded by a group of more than 50 members of the North American automotive media and is distinctive because it is not tied to a single publication, radio or television station but determined by an independent group of journalists from the U.S. and Canada.
Presented each year at the opening of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, NACTOY recognizes the most outstanding vehicle of the year based on multiple factors including innovation, design, safety performance, handling, driver satisfaction and value.
Last month, Hard Working Trucks was able to test a new Ridgeline. You can read our thoughts about the truck here.
The Ridgeline is a part of Honda’s expanded lineup of innovative light-truck models, including the HR-V crossover, the CR-V and Pilot SUVs and the new 2018 Odyssey minivan that will be revealed later today at NAIAS. Honda light truck sales hit an all-time high of 661,188 units in 2016, up 7 percent over the previous year.