A couple of weeks ago, Honda unveiled the 2017 Honda Ridgeline truck at the North American international show. The new model comes with Honda exclusive features, technology, and design that help it to set new benchmarks for capability, versatility, and comfort in a medium sized pickup. The new pickup truck is longer and wider than he is the previous generation to offer additional storage space.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Changes, Exterior design
The 2017 Ridgeline is a revamped pick up that reveals Honda sticking to its new suggestions of how pickups must look like. When it was introduced for the very first time in 2005, the Ridgeline truck stood from another competitor with its solid and bulky design. The 2017 model showcased in The Detroit motor show revealed that the 2017 model is the new and improved version, which is highly based on the new Honda Ridgeline Baja Race truck.
The new model comes with improved front, which features a wide bumper and new headlights that are surrounded by a thinner LED strip. In addition, the new model will feature a more traditional profile with hardly any spelling bedside. Regarding the tailgate, the new model comes with a tailgate that is split into two parts by an intriguing upright line. A recognized crease line that runs in between the front fender and the tailgate have replaced the sheet steel that lower ribbed doorway. 2017 Honda Ridgeline towing capacity is between 6000 and 7000 lbs.
The manufacturer has also improved the 2017 Honda Ridgeline interior part of the vehicle to improve storage size and user’s comfort. The seats come with soft yet high-quality materials that are covered by natural leather for optimum beauty and comfort. The truck has an ability to hold four grown up passengers comfortably. Other significant improvements are on the dashboard. The dashboard features, an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system is available that compatible with both Android Auto and Apple Car Play.
Tri-zone climate controls, push-button start, and a color TFT center display are also some of other notable features in this new Ridgeline. Additionally, the model comes with advanced optional safety features that are designed to enhance safe driving. These features include a lane departure warning that beeps when the sensor notice that the truck is moving out of the lane and collision mitigation braking that slows the vehicle thus reducing collision impact.
The forward collision that warns the driver of the possible crash, a road departure mitigation feature as well as a rearview camera system are also other additional safety features. The 60/40 split and folding second-row seat will allow additional space to hold more cargo. The new Honda Ridgeline 2017 truck comes in a composite, scratch free and UV stabilized bed that has a number of Honda-exclusive features that and its varsities such as an available 400-watt AC power inverter, dual-action tailgate, and the industry’s first in-bed audio system.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Engine
The truck will be powered by a 3.5 liter direct injected I-VTEC V6 engine that is mated but a ZF nine-speed automatic transmission or six-speed automatic transmission with an ability to produce top class powertrain refinement. The truck should have around 300 horsepower and 245 lbs per foot of torque. The model will also be availed in both all wheel and front wheel drive configuration. The all wheel drive will use Honda i-VTM torque vectoring AWD technology that features intelligent terrain management with normal, snow, mud, and sand modes.
Release date and price
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck premiered on Detroit auto show a couple of weeks ago and is expected to start selling during the early summer this year. The official price is not yet released but experts say that it will cost around $ 30,000
2017 Ridgeline redesign photo