During the Detroit 2016 Auto Show, Honda has released their all-new, second generation Ridgeline Crossover after two years. This new truck, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, is closely related to Pilot Crossover when it comes to its body and V-6 engine. However, experts are quick to point out that this truck comes in two versions; first is the all-wheel drive, which is noticeable for almost all Honda Crossovers, and the front-wheel drive, which had really made our jaws drop in amazement.
Under the Hood
Featuring a direct-fuel injection V-6 engine, this truck is expected to run at 280 horsepower along with 262 lb-ft of torque, just like the Pilot. However, the company is still finalizing its payload and towing ratings, though they directly claim that it’s going to tow more than the Pilot, which can pull as much as 3500 pounds in front-wheel and 5000 pounds in all-wheel version. A six-speed automatic transmission is also obvious, while the optional all-wheeler will include multi-mode terrain management and torque-vectoring features.
Unlike its Ridgeline predecessor, the new one looks more like a proper, four-door pickup truck. It is also noticeable that the New Ridgeline’s front bumper is considerably lower, along with its normal size mirrors and simple tail lamps compared to Pilot.
Even though Honda did not give all of the New Ridgeline’s specifications, the company is rather quick to point out that the truck will offer a three-zone automatic climate control system, push-button start, eight-inch Display Audio System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with leather upholstery. 60/40-split seats, which can be either folded up or down, are also provided. Honda’s LaneWatch system, which displays an image captured by the camera on the passenger-side mirror, is also available for use.
- Category : Mid-size Pickup Truck
- Engine : 3.5-liter V-6
- Transmission : 6-speed automatic
- Drivetrain : AWD or FWD
- Power : 280-hp
- Torque : 262 lb-ft
- Price : TBD