The Honda Ridgeline is all new for the 2017 model year after a brief hiatus, and it continues to blend the utility of a pickup truck with the ride quality of a crossover. While most trucks have a body-on-frame configuration with rear-wheel drive, the Ridgeline has a uni-body frame and front-wheel drive, helping it stand out.
Honda Ridgeline Performance
The newest Ridgeline runs on a 3.5-liter V6 engine that is paired with a 6-speed automatic. Although front-wheel drive is standard, you can upgrade to all-wheel drive. Doing so will rely on torque vectoring to distribute engine power from side to side as well as to the front and rear wheels to help with traction in all situations. You can also take advantage of settings for snow, mud, and sand that you can select in a given environment to boost traction. The Ridgeline combines a smooth ride with good towing and payload capacities.
Honda Ridgeline Comfort, Convenience, and Other Features
The new 2017 Ridgeline is 5 feet wide plus 5.4 feet long, making it longer than the familiar 2014 Honda Ridgeline you can get as a used model. The bed is highly convenient for laying large sheet goods flat since it has a unique design featuring 4 feet of flat space. The bed gives you lockable storage to keep your tools or valuables. Other conveniences include a 400-watt AC power inverter, tailgate that opens to the side or drops flat like a traditional one, six speakers, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, an 8-inch touchscreen, 3-zone climate control, 60/40 rear seats with a flat load floor, and leather upholstery.
Honda Ridgeline Safety
In addition to traditional safety features, the Ridgeline comes standard with a multi-angle rearview camera. You can get a blind spot monitoring system or blind spot camera and Honda Sensing to add lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, and front collision warning.
The team at Freeway Honda can give you more information on the Honda Ridgeline, including its release date, pricing, and features.