2017 Honda Ridgeline

Available: June in dealer

Modern, quiet, and luxurious.
Dynamic and enjoyable to drive.

Worlds first truck bed audio system
Honda exclusive: Dual-action tailgate and in-bed trunk

It says “Capability without Compromise”

Honda Core values: Clean, Safe, Fun, and Connected

The brand states: ” Best packaging, technology, fuel economy, ride and handling and more”.

2017 Honda Ridgeline history: launched in 2006, this unibody pickup truck won the North American Truck of the Year. It offered the best handling, ride, and fuel economy with innovative packaging, bed, and tailgate design.

“Ridgeline is life’s adventure guide.”

Exterior highlights:
Modern aerodynamic profile with a traditional truck profile
Aerodynamic spoilers
Signature LED Daytime running lights
Projector LED lights optional
Signature LED taillights
18″ wheels

Inside Highlights:
Heated steering wheel
Soft-touch dash and door linings
8″ DA audio
Tri-Zone AC controls
Ambient lighting
Smart start keyless
4.2: TFT gauge area

Cargo Zones:
Secure in-bed storage – holds 82qt cooler or golf clubs
Storage under seats
Truck bed with a more durable bed material.
Secure in-bed storage
Big enough to hold a piece of drywall – biggest bed in the segment
LED cargo lights in the bed

Center Console:
interior sliding tray
Moveable deck
Large console bin
2 cup holders

Rear seat flexibility:
60/40 fold up – split for multiple storage options
It will hold a bicycle or a 47″ flat screen

Best in class credentials:
Most passenger volume
Most rear seat cargo
Most rear seat versatility

World first and only dual-action tailgate and in-bed trunk.
Offers a drain plug, grocery bag hooks, cargo divider, and flat trunk floor.
Holds 2 motorcycles with the tailgate down
5 feet wide – fits 4×8 drywall
Optional power outlets
Standard payload
5000 lb towing capacity on all trim levels
Standard hitch with 7-pin connectors.
Standard high capacity radiator with dual high-power fans and heavy-duty transmission cooler.

Drive Impressions:
Better ride comfort
Better traction
Better stability on and off-road
Like the independent suspension
Active AWD, stronger and lighter overall
This is still a unibody construction that offers a comfortable, quieter ride with better handling than the previous models.

3.5L V6 Direct injection I-VTEC VCM
280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque

6-speed automatic
I-VTM4 torque vectoring for better traction – 46% faster than the outgoing model
This offers better cornering, better control in high-speed lane changes, and better control on slippery roads.

Fuel economy:
2WD – 19 / 26 / 22
AWD – 18 / 25/ 21

Intelligent Traction “Management- dial-in: Normal, Snow, Mud, and Sand
The Ridgeline has off-road capability, better ground clearance dimensions. The truck was tested in CA, MN, Dubai, and Russia to prove its capabilities.

5″ monitor system
8″ Display audio system – SIRIUS XM
Truck bed audio- the entire bed is an audio system with an audio excited that vibrates and improves sound
Apple CarPlay
Android Auto
GARMIN Navigation
HD Radio

LED Lighting
Multi-Angle Rearview camera
TPMS Fill assist (for proper tire pressure)
Smart entry/push start
Remote start’400W AC in bed
Auto high beam lights

Honda Sensing – adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist system, road departure mitigation, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot information, rear cross-traffic alert
Lane Watch
Cross-traffic monitor

They expect a 5-Star crash test rating and Top Safety Pick + from IIHS

Trim levels:
RTL-E & Black
RTL-T (tech)
RTL – elegant – optional 2WD
RTL – Sport – optional 2WD
Sport – sporty and fun- optional 2WD
RTS – optional 2WD
RT – optional 2WD

Trivia – CA is the #1 state in the US for Tacoma sales.

Prices start at $29,475 up to $42,870

Courtesy of: Honda
Aired: May 16, 2017

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