Perhaps Ford is the leader in the class of pickup trucks but that doesn’t mean other automakers don’t have anything to offer. Honda is one of those cars who want to become leader in the class of pickup, at least on some markets. Honda is well-known on SUV and sedan market, but to tell you the truth they are not known to produce high-flyers on the pick-up market. On the other hand, the most notable truck manufactured in Honda’s factories is Ridgeline. It is one of the rare trucks that can stand side by side with pick-ups produced in the US. 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers same as other trucks, but at lower price. It is believed Honda will have much better sales figures once new Ridgeline is launched. There are plenty of unique features and design is one of a kind thus it is worth to keep an eye on this pick-up truck.
2017 Ridgeline Engine
Although, it isn’t scheduled to be released soon, there is some info about the engine we heard through the grapevine. Honda decided to introduce new engine units for their pick-up trucks. Complete offer is still unknown but we have information about one engine, named “Earth Dreams”. “Earth Dreams” is the 3.5-liter six-cylinder with direct injection. It is mated to six-speed gearbox (we could see this transmission system in previous models) or nine-speed automatic gearbox, which is optional.
This engine is able to produce 250 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque, while towing capacity is unknown. Also, fuel consumption is unknown and we cannot make any assumption since we don’t have enough data. There are even some speculations that 2017 Honda Ridgeline will come with hybrid engine unit. However, don’t take this to the back since these are only rumors and we must wait for the Honda to either confirm or reject these allegations.
INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR of Honda Ridgeline 2017
New Ridgeline will have some new lines and curves but there will be no major modifications. Both front and rear bumper are going to be refreshed. Also, 2017 Honda Ridgeline will come with slightly redesigned grille. Generally the design will be more aggressive and there will be more cargo space at the back.
When it comes to interior things are little different. Since there is no official data available there is no complete review of this car. Honda is keeping this off record and still doesn’t want to publish anything related to the cabin. However, there are some pictures but it is hard to make any conclusions after them. We just need to hold our horses and hope the Japanese automaker will provide more information soon about the interior of the new Honda Ridgeline 2017.
2017 Honda Ridgeline RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
Even though many features are known about this new pick-up truck, price and release date are not among them. We cannot hope that 2017 Honda Ridgeline will be launched soon. Perhaps, we will be able to see it at 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Then we are definitely going to be able to get more info about the interior. On the other hand, we are not going to make any estimations about the price, but we will inform you as soon as we get this information.