Honda Ridgeline Makes a Comeback in 2017

Honda Ridgeline
The 2014 Honda Ridgeline

If you’ve been missing Honda’s pickup truck, fear not, the Ridgeline will be back in 2017 with a whole new look. The all-new Honda Ridgeline is still in development, but Motor Trend was able to grab some spy shots of the prototype.

The new Ridgeline will have the same underpinnings as the 2016 Honda Pilot, which received an extensive makeover this year. Along with its underpinnings, the Ridgeline and Pilot will also share the same engine and 4-wheel drive system.

The spy shots aren’t the first we’ve seen of the new Ridgeline. At this month’s SEMA show, we got a look at the Honda Ridgeline Desert Race Truck, which will race this weekend at the Baja 1000. Although the Desert Race Truck version of the Ridgeline only shares a few elements with the production model, it is a good enough preview to hold us over until the Ridgeline makes its official debut.

So when can we expect to see the 2017 Honda Ridgeline? Look for its debut early next year at either the Detroit Auto Show or the Chicago Auto Show.

Child Safety Driving Tips to Keep in Mind this Child Safety and Protection Month

Child Safety Driving Tips
No seat belts? That’s a big no-no!

November is Child Safety and Protection Month, a special time of the year dedicated to reminding parents and all adults of basic care that can help to keep children safe and possibly save lives.

The risk to children is rarely greater than when unprotected in a vehicle, so please remember these child safety driving tips:

  • Be sure to utilize modern, tested, and well-reviewed child safety seats and safety belts that are designed for the specific child’s age and size.
  • Never leave your keys vulnerable to a child, allowing them to potentially turn on and operate your vehicle.
  • Keep a basic first aid kit in the back of your vehicle, so that you may be able to help a child in the event of an accident.
  • Familiarize yourself with the allergies and any medical conditions of any child passengers you may host, and act accordingly.
  • Never, ever leave a child locked in a car on a warm day, as the interior temperatures can become deadly in minutes.

Do you have any other ideas? Let us know how you keep young passengers safe in the comments below.