When people asking the 2006 Ridgeline is very questionable because its front-drive design, Honda answers it confidently with their 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Check out how far they designed this truck so far below.
First Look 2017 Honda Ridgeline
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been rebooted by its automaker Honda due some competitors which are boasting the market scene these days. As we can see, Toyota Tacoma becomes the king on this class today. Say goodbye for the quasi buttresses and welcome to the no separated bed and cab for the new Ridgeline. You can see the rear window visor lies down replacing the old thing from the 2006 Ridgeline obviously.
Consequently, the rear exterior has an upright cab now rather than its rear door. Obviously, these cab and bed styles are inspired by Ford F-150 and Silverado Black out on the market nowadays. Meanwhile, the tailgate can be accessed as same as left-hinged door now. You can see the same tailgate system on other competitors too. Inside the tailgate, there are four feet plywood and UV Light to stabilize the material inside.
However, the design looks rugged and the compound plastic should be changed into fiberglass obviously. For your information, the bed size is increased around 4 inches longer than its predecessors. Inside the cab, Honda states their new Ridgeline has spacious and comfortable feel for the passengers, thanks to the foldable rear seats behind. Unfortunately, you cannot fold the backrests.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Release date
The release date of 2017 Honda Ridgeline will be predicted on fall 2016. This truck has the same running gear as the Pilot. Meanwhile, the powertrain can be shared either. For your information, 2016 Pilot has a direct-injected 3.5 V6 engine now. Perhaps, this engine will also lie down under Ridgeline’s hood soon.
Meanwhile, the new 6-speed automatic and AWD plus torque management are expectedly being the best-mate for the next generation Ridgeline for sure as same as some competitors with their future project. Moreover, this truck has capability as off-roaders with AWD systems.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Price
We have no confirmation yet about the price. But, rumors said this truck will have $30,000 as the starting MSRP. We caught much refinement inside its cab such as lower control arms. This feature will help the drivers who are tired with their long trip. For the weight, Honda claims that new Ridgeline has lighter for 50 pounds rather than previous model. However, customers should choose the weight based on the models later. The safety features are modern like collision warning assistance and active safety gear. Overall, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is worth to be awaited by their fans.