Many of Ridgeline fans are concerned for the destiny of upcoming model, especially after announcing that its production ended in 2014. We bring the good news about renewed version which will back the trust of customers in this model. What do you expect from the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline? Before we give an answer to this difficult question is a necessary to give you information about its history. First epoch lasted of 2005 to 2014 and come back in 2016 as a new generation of a pickup truck who is inspired with Honda Pilot SUV. The whole vehicle is developed by Honda R&D Americas and assembly is located in Honda Manufacturing of Alabama. It is a mid-size sports utility truck with four doors that is intended for North America market.
The audience can expect changes in exterior design, upgraded engine, new technologies and more. Some of the old characteristics will stay same because are demonstrate their functionality. Finally, 2017 Honda Ridgeline brings introduces innovations in this popular segment and make it more attractive.
2017 Honda Ridgeline – Exterior
2017 Honda Ridgeline has aerodynamic appearance especially on the front fascia. Sculpted hood and chrome front grille with vertical bars has elegant look. Carmaker put new LED daytime lights. Beautiful exterior colors, new handles and other decorative details are much better than the previous model. Also, you can see 18 inches alloy wheels and new taillights, while are other components unchanged. For example, dual-action tailgates ensuring easy access in trunk bed and handling of goods too. New Ridgeline has more in common with the above-mentioned Pilot model. The crew cabin is a unique solution in the offer and comes with standard four doors.
2017 Honda Ridgeline – Engine
Under the hood will probably be newest version of 3.5-liter V6 engine with more power than the previous one. Precisely told we expect an increase in 30 horsepower so the output value will reach unbelievable 280 horsepower. Power is sent to the front wheels (first time) and all-wheel drive via a six-speed automatic transmission. 2017 Honda Ridgeline provides driving across the rough terrains and included Normal, Snow, Mud, and Sand mode. Furthermore, fuel consumption ratings indicate the better numbers, so in the first case that is 19/26/22 mpg or 18/25/21 mpg in all-wheel drive. The trailer can hold around 1,500 pounds of payload while is towing capacity 5,000 pounds. New suspension and mechanical upgrades bring better experience in driving claimed Honda engineers.
2017 Honda Ridgeline – Trim levels
2017 Honda Ridgeline offers seven different trim levels, such as RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and the Black Edition. Last two trim levels have only all-wheels drive option. Standard equipment list includes new devices and special emphasize five-inch display which is connected to the infotainment system. Connectivity with smartphones and external devices comes with Bluetooth, USB ports and advanced technologies. In premium trims, you can found addition add-ons. Of course, that’s not all because his carmaker worried about passengers’ safety. We will present some of the smart systems that avoid a collision and useful for the driver assisting. Forward collision warning is the best solution to solve this problem, but you can also activate lane keeping assistance or adaptive cruise control.
2017 Honda Ridgeline – Release Date
A direct competitor is Toyota Tacoma with very good off-road characteristics and similar values in the power section. The carmaker will unveil 2017 Honda Ridgeline in 2016 while its price still not available. Price will strongly depend on the choice of package.