The all new 2017 Honda Ridgeline is said to be increasing the award winning performance, utility and comfort of the vehicle to a whole new level. The styling is new and impeccably describes the Honda flair. The new Honda Ridgeline, according to industry insiders, has been heavily influenced by the 2016 model year Pilot.
Unfortunately, drawing conclusions on how the finished article might look like is useless due to the amount of camouflage present. However, if the sketch is anything to go by with, one might be able to spot one of the original Ridgeline’s defining features – a split tailgate that allows owners to lower one half of the assembly to load/unload equipment. 2017 Honda Ridgeline unibody structure was a big problem. A unibody is different from a body-on-frame structure, and the latter is a favorite with customers because of its flexibility, strength, and easy maintenance. Last but not least, the Ridgeline didn’t impress customers with its towing capacity and fuel efficiency when compared to other key players in the category.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Engine Specification
The power train of 2017 Honda Ridgeline truck is assumed to be the 3.5 liter Earth Dreams direct injected V-6 engine that will be mated with either a six speed or nine speed automatic transmission. This is assuming that the nine speed has the strength to handle truck loads. The vast majority of industry experts believe that Ridgeline will address its previous glaring shortcomings within the area of the transmission with this new model version. The power unit is said to deliver a maximum output of 250 brake horsepower and 245 lbs. per feet of torque. There is chatter claiming that Honda will also release a hybrid variant for the 2017 model year.
2017 Honda Ridgeline interior design
The interior of the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a mystery still. The automotive giant has not released an ounce of information in regards to the styling or technological features. Most speculate that the same standard features of the previous model will be updated and upgraded for the vehicle. Also, given that the exterior will be more traditional than ever before, it is safe to believe that the interior will reflect tradition as well. The mid-sized truck will comfortably seat five adults within its cabin and those passengers will have access to an all new infotainment system.