The 2017 Honda Ridgeline may not be a full-size muscular pick-up truck, but it would be a model that is a combination of pick-up truck and SUV. It will handle like an SUV and has the capability to work as a pick-up truck. Although it is not suitable for the rugged off-road condition, it can sustain itself in any terrain. The serious truck might not opt for this model but those who are looking for a vehicle with light towing capacity and features of an SUV then this would be the best choice. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been built to cater the taste of American truck buyers and Honda is confident that Ridgeline will live up to its reputation. Ridgeline will carry forward its uni-body framework along with four-wheel driving capacity. This truck is suitable for adventure riders who want to take their trucks to bad roads. Honda sold around 13,000 units in 2014, and they are expecting that 2017 Ridgeline will easily cross this mark. Ridgeline made its debut North American Industrial Auto Show in Detroit, but its arrival date in the market is yet to be known.
Exterior Changes and Interior Design of 2017 Honda Ridgeline
The Honda Ridgeline 2017 will be a decent truck having a maximum load capacity around 1,600 pounds. For accommodating more cargo space, its cargo bed will measure 5.4 feet long and 5 feet wide. It might not be best in class design, but it will surely look much better than other trucks. Both headlight and taillight will get LED lighting. It will also carry a large front grille, aluminum skid plates, large wheels, large front bumper, etc.
The interior part of 2017 Ridgeline won’t carry sophisticated amenities rather it will carry all the amenities that are standard in Honda SUVs. Seats will be get 64/40 folding feature along with leather trims. Basic amenities that it will get are three zone climate controls, large infotainment system, satellite navigation, Wi-Fi, Apple Car Play, USB, Bluetooth, Android Auto Smartphone connectivity, cruise control, audio system with large speakers, etc.
2017 Honda Ridgeline – Engine Specifications
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline will acquire a 3.5 liter directly injected V6 engine that can easily produce 280 HP and 260 lb-ft. This engine will be padded with six-speed automatic transmission, and come in front wheel drive and all-wheel drive capability. Its EPA rating is still unknown, but experts are suggesting that it would be greater than 21 mpg.
2017 Honda Ridgeline – Expected Arrival and Price
Honda hasn’t released the arrival date of 2017 Honda Ridgeline but according to market condition, it would go on sale by the mid of 2016. Starting range of Ridgeline will start to form $38,000 and will gradually increase according to its accessories. According to experts, Ridgeline won’t face many issues to retain its position in the top tier position in the mid-size pickup segment. Ridgeline has few competitors in the market such as Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma, and Nissan Frontier.