The 2017 Honda Ridgeline shows all the other mid-sized pickup trucks just where they have failed. Recently a test was done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and it revealed that almost all pickup trucks offered headlights that delivered light coverage that was poor, apart from the Ridgeline with the LED lights on the RTL-E and Black Edition trims.

Of course this doesn’t mean that all Honda Ridgelines offer superb lighting. Only the top of the range trims. Other trucks have the halogen projector lights not the LED and these were rated as being poor.

The test took a look at headlight configurations for the 2017 model and found that 23 combinations were available on 11 trucks. The Chevrolet Silverado and the Ford F-150 have LED lights but these were rated as poor. Perhaps they should take a leaf out of the book of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline top end vehicles.

In first place came the Honda Ridgeline with the LED headlights, this was followed by the GMC Sierra with LED headlights, the Nissan Titan, Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado were also tests and ranged from marginal to poor in the test.

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