This revamped midsize pickup truck was unveiled on January 11, 2016, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Performance and Party Power
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline will reportedly boast the biggest interior space and most versatile bed of any midsize four-door pickup, also offering advanced driving dynamics and Honda-exclusive elements such as In-Bed Trunk, a dual-action tailgate, and the first in-bed audio system in the automotive industry. The bottom line for Ridgeline owners who like to have a good time is they’ll have the most popular party truck at every tailgate event.
The Ridgeline’s new design is right in line with Honda’s new aesthetic language, featuring a Pilot-esque front with angled headlamps incorporated into the grille and boxy, classic pickup styling at the back—no buttresses to be seen.
The interior—the biggest in the Ridgeline’s segment—seats five passengers and offers a 60/40-split folding rear row of seats.
A 4-foot-wide flatbed is brand-new to the Ridgeline, with easy access thanks to the dual-action tailgate, which is mounted on both the bottom and side hinges, also creating access to the In-Bed Trunk.
Premium offerings in the new Ridgeline include infotainment and convenience amenities such as an 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as tri-zone climate controls.
Payload capacity will reach upwards of 725 kilograms, positioning the new Ridgeline at the forefront over its competitors in the midsize truck market.
A 3.5L V6 engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and, for the first time, the Ridgeline will be available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
The all-wheel drive models will feature i-VTM4 torque vectoring AWD technology with intelligent Terrain Management that offers “Normal,” “Sand,” “Snow,” and “Mud” modes.
Eight 160 kilogram tie-downs are available in the bed of the truck, as is a 400-watt power inverter, taking the tailgate party to a whole new level with the capability to power a television screen or other entertainment devices.
Coming Soon to a Tailgate Party Near You
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is being designed, developed, and manufactured in America and will hit the market sometime during the first half of 2016.