The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been included in the Green Truck of the Year awards and many people are not that surprised. But it is going up against a lot of competition in the light truck segment.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline might not offer the same as the Dodge Ram or the Ford F-150 when it comes to towing and hauling; however it does offer more standard features, active safety features and a ride quality that is very difficult to beat.
The Green Truck of the Year title are awards that are given out at the San Antonio Auto and Truck Show in Texas and they are given to vehicles that are pickups or light commercial vehicles that have been able to raise the bar for environmental performance in many areas. These include efficiency, emission reduction and environmental improvement.
Along with the 2017 Honda Ridgeline other vehicles that have made it as finalists for the 2017 Green Truck of the Year include the Chevrolet Colorado, the GMC Canyon, Ford F-250 and the RAM 1500.
The Honda Ridgeline front drive offers around 19mpg when driving around the city and about 26mpg when on the highway. If you go for the all-wheel drive you get about 18mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway.
The Chevrolet Colorado offers up about 31mpg when on the highway and around 22mpg for driving around the city, with 25mpg combined if you go for the two-wheel-drive diesel version.
The GMC Canyon diesel in the 2WD version offers around 22mpg when driving around the city and 31mpg when you take it out onto the highway, or 25mpg combined.
The Ford F-250 offers around 13.2mpg on average and this is an estimate based on real world driving.
The RAM 1500 should give you about 20mpg combined along with 17mpg when driving around the city and 25mpg when taking the vehicle out on the highway.
But which vehicle do you think should become The Green Truck of the Year? Should it be the 2017 Honda Ridgeline?