American carmakers have lost out to Honda in the Cars.com American Made Index. In a recent study that examines which vehicles in the U.S. automotive industry are actually made in America, Honda has come out on top for the second year in a row.
The Japanese carmaker came out with six of the top 10 most American-made models sold in the United States. Last year, Honda was also awarded this honor with four models in the top ten.
The following vehicles were recognized in the Cars.com American Made Index:
2019 Honda Odyssey (Lincoln, AL), 2nd place
2019 Honda Ridgeline (Lincoln, AL), 3rd place
2019 Honda Passport (Lincoln, AL), 4th place
2019 Acura MDX (East Liberty, OH), 6th place
2019 Honda Pilot (Lincoln, AL), 7th place
2019 Acura RDX (East Liberty, OH), 10th place
To determine the top ten vehicles in their American Made Index, Cars.com considered several factors. This includes the location of each vehicle’s assembly plant, the origin of the engine and transmission, the domestic-parts content, and U.S. factory employment adjusted by sales. In the case of a tie, curb weight is used to break it.
Honda is proud to note that nearly two-thirds of Honda and 99% of Acura vehicles that are sold in the United States are also made there.*
If you ever find yourself looking for American brands when shopping for a new car, you’re not alone. Many people value buying domestic, whether it’s because they think it will do more to help the American economy or they believe American-built vehicles are better made. But as it turns out, despite the Japanese badge, buying Honda is the way to go if you care about cars built in America. Visit Bryan Honda to explore Honda’s lineup and discover the quality of American-made cars.
If you’re looking for the safest pickup truck on the roads, then you should consider the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. The Ridgeline was recently awarded the title of Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) when it is equipped with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights. This makes it the only pickup truck to earn this rating from the IIHS.
The Ridgeline also received a “Superior rating from the IIHS
for its available Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), which applies
the pickup truck’s brakes when a potential collision is detected on the road
ahead. This technology is part of the larger Honda Sensing® suite of
driver-assistance features, which comes standard on the Ridgeline RTL-E and
Black Edition models.
Along with CMBS™, the Honda Sensing® package also includes a
Road Departure Mitigation System, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure
Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Currently, the Ridgeline is one of seven Honda models to be
recognized by the IIHS for its safety. Other 2019 Honda models to receive the
Top Safety Pick accolade include the Accord, CR-V, HR-V, Pilot, and Odyssey.
The 2019 Honda Insight was awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ title. The
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has also awarded all
2019 Honda models that have been tested so far its top safety rating of
five-star overall crashworthiness.
As the only pickup truck to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation, it can safely be called the safest pickup truck you can buy today. Learn more about its safety features at Bryan Honda.
The Honda Ridgeline is well known in the industry as an affordable truck with extensive features. In other words, this ride offers incredible bang for your buck. The 2018 Ridgeline design has several changes, though it also carries over the quality and durability drivers have come to expect from this now classic model.
According to CNET, the 2018 model year comes with standard front-wheel drive, a five-inch infotainment screen, and more. The Sport upgrades to tri-zone climate control to keep everyone comfortable, and fog lighting provides visibility in bad conditions. Plus, with optional all-wheel drive, this updated model offers improved handling on slippery surfaces.
The Latest Tech
Tech features on the Ridgeline include Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, connectivity features that allows you to hook up your phone to the in-vehicle infotainment system to access music, apps, and more. HondaSensing is also back, delivering a suite of driver assist technologies to warn you of potential danger and to improve safety.
Naturally, the Ridgeline has its identifying features that you can’t get elsewhere. This includes the in-bed trunk for added storage, the dual-opening tailgate, and an optional audio system. Don’t tailgate like an amateur—get the new 2018 Honda Ridgeline today at Bryan Honda.
Using its versatile Ridgeline pickup truck, Honda has restored an OFA Little League Field in Houston that was damaged throughout 2016 by flooding. Honda donated $55,000 to the Honda Ridgeline Little League Community Project to get these facilities back up and running.
Honda performed a huge range of renovations and upgrades including regrading their fields, restoring their dugouts, replacing the protective netting, and installing new equipment for the concession stands. Local Honda dealers participated to make the renovations a reality as well as volunteers and the Honda Ridgeline truck.
The Honda Little League project is a reflection of the long-standing relationship between Honda and Little League Baseball and Softball. Honda has been a Little League sponsor since 1996 and has donated more than $1.2 million to underfunded teams in the last 21 years. Susie Rossick, the Assistant Vice President of Honda Automobile Marketing, said that “Honda is dedicated to helping young people strive to pursue their dreams” through the Honda Ridgeline Little League Community Project.
The Ridgeline, which was named the 2017 North American Truck of the Year, is packed with design innovations like an in-bed trunk that makes it the perfect truck for projects like this one.
For more information about the Honda Ridgeline or what Honda is doing for your community, give us a call at Bryan Honda.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline surprised pickup enthusiasts everywhere this January when it swept into the North American International Auto Show and took home the ‘Truck of the Year’ title. Afterwards, critics and fans alike took a closer look at the new Honda Ridgeline to see what made it so great. The truth is that the 2017 Ridgeline is a jack of all trades that makes the pickup segment more accessible to a variety of lifestyles.
New Honda Ridgeline Specifications
The Ridgeline is a four-door truck that can comfortably seat five passengers in a well-appointed interior that looks and feels luxurious. The cabin has been redesigned to be more user-friendly and tech-savvy, making it a great option for drivers who need a family hauler but want a truck. This mid-size truck is also equipped for off-road handling and features available options like an in-bed trunk and audio system, which is great for drivers who love to tailgate.
A Family Truck
With all of the above, plus your typical midsize truck capabilities like towing and hauling and a whopping seven trim levels to choose from, it’s easy to see why industry insiders are calling the new Honda Ridgeline a “family truck.” From top-of-the-line safety systems to fun accessories that make entertainment on the go more accessible, the Ridgeline doesn’t compromise a thing.
The 2017 Ridgeline features set this model apart. In fact, you could say that this truck is breaking all the rules. With the latest high-tech gadgets, a smart design, and impressive capabilities, you won’t want to leave the driver’s seat. Check out the new 2017 Ridgeline today.
According to AutooMobile, Honda is pulling out all the stops on this new model. It comes with a sleek exterior, a design that’s perfect for tailgating. You can get a special 400-watt outlet that’s perfect for hooking up a TV or another appliance. The in-bed storage system gives you added space for cargo, and the Ridgeline comes with an available in-bed audio system as well.
Under the hood is a powerful 3.5-liter engine as well. The 2017 model year can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The engine is also paired with standard six-speed transmission, and it also comes with available all-wheel drive.
Other great features include things like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for added entertainment and connectivity, while steering-wheel controls give you ease of access to the infotainment system. Plus, with a unibody construction and a fully independent suspension, you get a truly smooth ride. Check out the new Honda Ridgeline for yourself. You’ll be blown away.