The completely redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline powers into the U.S. mid-size pickup market tomorrow with a long list of new features and improvements to deliver a combination of cargo- and people-hauling capability in the midsize pickup class. Boasting unsurpassed dynamic refinement and extensive comfort and convenience features, along with the most spacious and versatile interior and highest available payload capacity in its class, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline arrives in dealers tomorrow with manufacturer suggested retail prices starting at $29,475 for the RT 2WD and $31,275 for RT AWD.
“We’ve advanced the best and most beloved elements of the original Ridgeline and combined them with an outstanding new platform and the most advanced technology to create new value in the midsize pickup segment,” said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. “The result is an amazingly versatile Honda truck with uncompromised capability.”
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the second generation of Honda’s innovative midsize pickup truck, redesigned from the ground up to offer both recreational and work users a higher degree of utility and versatility in a modern and rugged, yet sophisticated midsize pickup with the largest and most flexible cabin in its class. In addition, Ridgeline boasts a higher level of confident and refined dynamic performance and robust cargo-hauling and towing capabilities, including a class-leading maximum 1,584-pound (718.5 kg) payload capacity (varies by trim) and up to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) towing.
Utilizing a highly rigid, aerodynamic and tightly sealed unitized body construction, which delivers up to three times the torsional rigidity of competing body-on-frame trucks, Ridgeline also features Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure and fully independent front and rear suspension systems with Amplitude Reactive Dampers. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers vastly superior ride comfort and handling precision along with the top-in-class cabin quietness and, with available Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technology, is anticipated to earn class-leading collision safety ratings.
Ridgeline also offers class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings along with superior all-weather traction and handling capability and robust off-road performance, leveraging the new body structure with a more powerful and efficient direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine, a wide-ratio 6-speed automatic transmission and available new Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (iVTM-4) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, the most advanced and intuitive AWD technology in the midsize truck class.
The 2017 Ridgeline provides customers more choices than ever before including, for the first time, both two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive options, as well as an expanded array of standard and available premium features and technologies, including a new 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility and new generation of Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. A wide array of new standard and available equipment includes Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Push-Button Start, Remote Engine Start, Smart Entry, a power sliding rear window, LED exterior and interior lighting and more.
The second-generation Ridgeline was designed, developed and is manufactured in America using domestic and globally-sourced parts. The Ridgeline’s exterior and interior designs were created by Honda R&D Americas in its Los Angeles design studio, while vehicle development was undertaken at the company’s Raymond, Ohio development center. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, AL, is the exclusive manufacturing home of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.