The Honda Ridgeline comes in the group of sports utility truck. With unibody construction and dual-action tailgate, the first Ridgeline was introduced in 2005 as 2006 model. The second generation concept has been presented at the end of the year 2015 as 2017 Honda Ridgeline model. The current version is incorporated with four-wheel drive system with high-quality rear suspension design to offer greater tuning of the shocks. According to the reports, it is cleared that second-generation Ridgeline will utilize the same unibody design whereas the Honda Ridgeline 2017 will incorporate latest crossover platform. The all-new 2017 Ridgeline is going to make an appeal in the market in 2017. According to the executive vice president of American Honda Motor, John Mendel has stated the fact that 2017 Honda Ridgeline will be the challenging concept to bring unique technology with original thinking of sports utility truck in the market for the new generation pickups.
2017 Honda Ridgeline – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
The manufacturer has offered squarish lower fascia with more highlighted headlights. With the incorporation of fog lights and a lower air inlet, the main grille will provide a plenty of chrome accents that might be running from the headlight towards the top. These headlamps offer projected beam with a LED daytime-running lights feature.
New Honda Ridgeline will occupy a boxy cargo-bed to deliver top-class performance with its high-end materials used. In addition, the doors will remain squarish with an upright opening. Its accent lines will run through door handles and look like a continuation of its simple appearance in style. If someone looks at the rear end, then it is expected to occupy dual action tailgate. The chrome accent strips will go along the bumper to match the overall creativity. According to various sources, it has been estimated that the tailgate of 2017 Honda Ridgeline will open in two ways just like conventional truck tailgates. In this type, the tailgate will be opened either pivoting down or like a barn-door swinging out. Perhaps, such a tailgate configurations have also been incorporated earlier. The manufacturer will continue its composite bed-liner and In-Bed Trunk. It has been redesigned and come with a flat bottom to offer more space with a drain plug. However, new Ridgeline will also offer storage of any dry and wet materials with an open tailgate. It is expected to have the towing capacity of 5000 lbs for the all-wheel drive system, and front-wheel drive will tow up to 3500 lbs.
If someone looks at its interior, then 2017 Honda Ridgeline will be identical to 2016 Pilot. The gear selector will be the only significant difference to highlight its uniqueness. With the clean center stack, its steering wheel will offer plenty of control features. The small clusters of buttons operate several functions while toggle switch operates HVAC temperature control. Moreover, it will be incorporated with traditional shifter knob and greater infotainment screen. For the rear passengers, the manufacturer offers a quite spacious cabin along with greater legroom. To keep the temperature inside the cabin appropriate, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has provided AC vents and sliding rear window. In addition, occupants can fold the back seats neatly with a simple lever pull to accommodate more objects.
2017 Honda Ridgeline – Modification under the Hood
It is still in consideration what the manufacturer is going to present. According to the reports, it is expected to be equipped with 3.5-liters, i-VTEC, V6 engine that is similar to 2016 Pilot with direct fuel injection system. It will be capable of delivering 280 hp of power and 262 lb-ft. of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system that provides greater gear ratio than its current edition of 5-speed transmission system. It will be interesting to know that high strength steel is utilized for the crankshaft and forging steel for connecting rods. With the technology of two-stage Variable Cylinder Management, an i-VTEC system will offer high-end engine performance. The manufacturer has already revealed that 2017 Honda Ridgeline will be a medium-duty off-road pickup truck with its high-quality materials used in different parts. The front-wheel drive can produce a mileage of 19 mpg in city, 26 mpg on highway and 22 mpg as combined. In the case of its all-wheel drive system, it can deliver a mileage of 18 mpg in city, 25 mpg on highway and 21 mpg as combined.
2017 Honda Ridgeline – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
Honda still holds the price and actual release date in its house. It will be quite interesting to know the actual price and release date for 2017 Honda Ridgeline officially when to hit the showrooms. The current model comes in different trims and offers RT, RTS, RTL, RTL-E, RTL-E, Sort and Black Edition. In this regard, there is a possibility that all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline might cost more than $29,475 for its RT trim. Remember, each trim will offer a different price for its unique and identical features.