The Ridgeline Is Back… And Improved
The Honda Ridgeline Is Back And Better Than Ever
And it’s back.
The new and improved Honda Ridgeline will be hitting dealerships in June.
And get this:
Compared to the first Honda Ridgeline attempt in 2006, this one has better fuel economy, more power, and a better starting price.
And it actually looks like a pickup.
Remember the sloping walls and funky lines of the old version?
Competition is expected between the Chevrolet Colorado, the GMC Canyon, the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma.
Here’s what we know so far about the new 2017 Ridgeline.
Its 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivers 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque.
The old Ridgeline only churned out 250, so this is a pretty big improvement.
As far as fuel economy, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline can do 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined.
The all-wheel drive is 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 22 combined.
And of course we can’t leave out the fact that this baby can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
It’s a smooth ride with fine-tuned steering and brakes, and highway speeds it is incredibly quiet.
The interior is roomy and provides plenty of comfort.
There is plenty of storage in the front and plenty of passenger/cargo room in the back.
Climate controls ensure comfort, and the audio system is sure to please.
Hook up your smartphone and take advantage of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Standard Ridgeline models have a 5-inch touch-screen, and upper models have an 8-inch.
So now the big question:
How much is this going to run us?
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline prices start at $30,375 for front-wheel drive and $32,175 for all-wheel drive, including the $900 destination fee.
The trim level called the Honda Ridgeline Black Edition, is $43,770 but comes with all-wheel drive, navigation, leather upholstery and truck-bed audio!
So all in all, you get what you pay for.
But for what you pay, you’re getting a lot.
It’ll be exciting to see the new Ridgeline models hit the streets.
Now it’s just a matter of getting your hands on one.
*Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.