The Ridgeline made its debut back in 2005 and after one great year of sales, it fell back into obscurity. It was discontinued in 2014 but is going to be reborn in 2017. The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been completely redesigned and you’re gonna want to check it out!
The new bed if the Ridgeline was designed to minimize the wheel well housings and maximize hauling abilities. The bed is also lined with a strong metal to keep scrapes and markings to a minimum. The truck has undergone a restyling to look more like your conventional Honda; it is more aerodynamic and the LED headlights are very distinct. The truck comes in 7 different colors including Lunar Silver Metallic, and Obsidian Blue Pearl.
Despite the exterior ruggedness the interior is nothing short of luxurious. In addition to leather upholstery, there is a leather wrapped steering wheel that comes with a heated option, and a one touch power sun roof you’re guaranteed comfort in the cabin. There’s an available 8 ” touch screen display, push to start, and a lot more features that will make your ride all the more enjoyable.
There are 3 different audio interfaces integrated into the Ridgline including HondaLink, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto in addition to a touch screen display and wheel mounted controls. There is also Pandora compatibility as standard where you can listen to audio books, talk shows and music.
Engine/ Fuel Efficiency
A 3.5L V6 24 valve SOHC i-Vtec engine is matched with 280 horsepower hence making this Honda truck one of the most capable on the market. The engine is the same across every version of the Ridgeline so if you’re thinking of buying you can certainly go for the more basic models. There is 262 lb-ft of torque and a standard 6-speed automatic transmission. You can either drive in 2-wheel-drive at a fuel economy rating of 19/26 city/ highway, or also in all-wheel-drive at 18/25 city/ highway mpg.
There are several great safety features included as standard for the 2017 Ridgeline; vehicle stability assist, electronic brake distribution, and a tire pressure monitoring system. If you want to upgrade to the RTL-E or Black Edition, forward collision warning and lane departure warning come as standard. While these features are not available in the lower grade models there are still adequate safety features.
Featured Image: caranddriver.comPosted on July 21, 2016