February 22, 2017
The second-generation 2017 Honda Ridgeline surpassed our expectation of comfort and fully delivered as a fully functioning pickup truck. If you are in the market for a strong handling pickup with an extraordinary amount of room, then this is the truck for you! The 2017 Ridgeline holds a sporty look and performs nothing as you’d imagine from a large rugged truck. The steady rise of the Honda Ridgeline is a result of Honda’s innovative engineering with independent suspension and a modest 5’4″ bed. The fuel economy of the Honda Ridgeline beats most other vehicles in its class, serving up to 26 mpg on the highway!
The 2017 Ridgeline has intelligent AWD with normal, snow, mud, and sand modes! If you live in a variety of climates as we do in the Northwest, this Ridgeline feature could sure come in handy. Base trims of the 2017 Ridgeline offer a 5″ LCD screen, while upgrades can include a high-definition 8″ responsive touch screen. The 2017 Ridgeline is loaded with the latest in technology and compatible with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more! For an optimal audio experience, the vehicle holds active noise cancellation, USB connectivity, and a 200W 7-speaker system with a subwoofer. Boom.
Pleasing the power users, the Ridgeline carries a whopping 280 horsepower and 262 lb/ft of torque allowing for over 5000 lbs of comfortable towing. In addition to power, Honda’s well-known efficiency carries over to the Ridgeline through variable cylinder management and Honda’s Eco Assist system. Among other features, the Ridgeline comes standard with hill start assist, cargo bed lights, and family-friendly child seat tethers. For those looking for even more technology, check out upgraded trims for packages that include Honda’s Sensing safety feature or Smart Entry system with Walk-Away Auto-Lock.
The spacious cabin makes the Ridgeline experience feel like an SUV while still providing the versatility of a pickup truck. The rear seats have a 60 / 40 split with a flat floor for optimal storage. The interior cab of the 2017 Ridgeline is surprisingly similar to that of its SUV counterpart the Honda Pilot. The dash layout, entertainment module, and steering controls are nearly identical. The 2017 Ridgeline packs in the comfort and technology features of a top-tier SUV, all the while carrying a fully functional truck bed and towing capability.
An exciting feature of the truck’s bed is it’s a two-directional tailgate that flips down or rotates out! The door-like rotation of the tailgate makes it very easy to access the truck bed and the in-bed trunk. Yes, the Honda Ridgeline has a one of a kind in-bed trunk that has a surprising amount of room and functionality! The Ridgeline’s trunk within the trunk has a security lock and a drain for melted ice or rain. In addition to the portable truck bed cooler, the 2017 Ridgeline can be purchased with an in-bed, high volume audio system! This tailgate brings the art of tailgating to a whole new level.
In conclusion, the Honda Ridgeline packs a big punch when it comes to truck versatility and fun. Unlike other mid-cab trucks on the market, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline rises above in comfort and functionality. This is a family-friendly truck that allows for a variety of usages, in town or out in the country. If you are looking for a performance truck that carries the driving experience of an SUV, then you deserve to check out the 2017 Honda Ridgeline!