Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Ridgeline Press Kit

Posted on 09. May, 2016 by in Honda Canada


The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a second era of Honda’s innovative midsize pickup truck, redesigned from a belligerent adult to offer both recreational and work users a aloft grade of application and flexibility in a modern, imperishable and worldly midsize pickup with a largest and many stretchable cabin in a class; a aloft turn of assured and polished energetic performance; and strong cargo-hauling and towing capabilities, including a class-leading limit 1,584 bruise (718.5 kg) cargo ability (varies by trim) and adult to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) towing (RT AWD).

Based on Honda’s Global Light Truck height – with a rarely rigid, aerodynamic and firmly hermetic unitized physique construction, Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) reserve physique structure, and wholly eccentric front and back cessation systems with Amplitude Reactive Dampers – a 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers vastly higher float comfort and doing pointing compared to required body-on-frame lorry offerings, along with a top-in-class cabin serenity and expected collision reserve performance.

2017 Ridgeline

2014 Ridgeline

Combining this new height with a some-more absolute and fit direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC™ V-6 engine, a 6-speed involuntary delivery with wider ratio spread, and accessible new Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (iVTM-4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel expostulate – a many modernized AWD record in a midsize lorry category – formula in class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings along with higher all-weather traction and doing capability and strong medium-duty off-road performance.

The 2017 Ridgeline also offers business some-more choices than ever before including, for a initial time, both two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive options, as good as an stretched array of customary and accessible reward facilities and technologies, including a new 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® harmony and new era of Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. A far-reaching array of new customary and accessible apparatus includes Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Push-Button Start, Remote Engine Start, Smart Entry, a energy shifting back window, LED extraneous and interior lighting and more.

The second-generation Ridgeline was designed, grown and is made in America regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. Its extraneous and interior pattern was conducted by Honda RD Americas, Inc. in a Los Angeles pattern studio, while car growth was undertaken during a company’s Raymond, Ohio, new-model growth center. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC, in Lincoln, Ala., is a disdainful production home for a 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

General Dimensions Weights

Major New Features

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Premium Style and Features
The all-new 2017 Ridgeline sports a sleek, worldly and imperishable extraneous design, incorporating new reward facilities including customary LED taillights, and accessible facilities such as LED projector headlights and LED daytime using lights.

The reward peculiarity of a new Ridgeline carries over to a interior, where designers have practical high quality, soft-touch materials via a cabin and combined courteous sum such as LED map lighting (see a Interior territory for some-more information on interior styling). Additional high-end amenities embody a customary 4.2-inch tone display, accessible exhilarated front seats and a exhilarated steering wheel. All models also come customary with a Class III towing join and AWD modes supplement a 7-pin wiring connector.

The Ridgeline’s 60/40-split and folding back chair offers ample seating for adult to 3 passengers and, with a chair bottoms folded up, has a ability to lift massive equipment like a 55-inch prosaic shade radio or a towering bike with a circle intact. Exclusive in a class, a Ridgeline’s vast under-seat storage area can lift prolonged items, such as golf clubs, with a back seats folded down.

Innovative and Versatile Pickup Bed
The 2017 Ridgeline’s new UV-stabilized ultra-high strength potion fiber-reinforced SMC combination bed is longer (+3.9 inches, or 100 mm) and wider (+5.5 inches, or 140 mm) than in a prior indication and is a usually bed in a midsize category that can prosaic transport 4-foot-wide items, such as drywall or plywood panels on a building between a circle wells. Importantly, it does not need a bed ship like required steel beds. The new Ridgeline bed also boasts countless Honda-exclusive facilities and capabilities, including a rarely versatile Dual-Action Tailgate, a redesigned In-Bed Trunk™ with wholly prosaic floor, and accessible world’s initial Truck Bed Audio System, creation this new Ridgeline a ultimate tailgating vehicle. An accessible 115V AC in-bed energy opening with adult to 400-watt charging (with engine running) and 8 customary 350-pound (159 kg) tie-down cleats finish a Ridgeline’s able and versatile bed design.

Advanced Powertrain and All-Wheel-Drive Technology
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a new 3.5-liter direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC™ V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™), corresponding to a far-reaching ratio 6-speed involuntary transmission. Peak engine outlay of 280 horsepower (+30HP over a prior model) and 262 lb.-ft. of torque (+15 lb.-ft.), along with a 78-pound normal rebate in quell weight and a some-more aerodynamically fit extraneous design, mix to broach a quickest acceleration and assistance a Ridgeline accept a top EPA fuel-economy ratings in a midsize pickup lorry class. See a Powertrain territory for some-more information.

For a initial time, a 2017 Ridgeline is accessible in both two-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive drivetrain layouts. All-wheel-drive models implement Honda’s newest and many modernized AWD record – Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4). This wholly some-more able complement offers reduced weight, softened all-weather traction and extended energetic doing capability. Honda i-VTM4 gradually distributes best torque between a front and back axles and boldly distributes engine torque between a left and right back wheels, with a ability to overdrive a outward back circle by 2.7 percent to emanate a bend impulse that improves cornering precision.

Intelligent Traction Management
This new Ridgeline facilities a button-operated Intelligent Traction Management System that offers opposite handling modes, for a AWD: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand; and for a 2WD: Normal and Snow. Developed, tuned and tested during several locations in a U.S. and around a universe – including Imperial Dunes “Glamis”, California; Moscow, Russia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates – a Intelligent Traction Management complement allows a motorist to name a handling mode that best suits a pulling conditions by simply pulling a symbol on a vehicle’s core console. Based on a environment selected, a complement adjusts a drive-by-wire map, delivery change map, Vehicle Stability Assist™ and i-VTM4 torque placement for AWD-equipped models for optimal opening in a accumulation of highway or aspect conditions. See a Powertrain territory for some-more information.

Advanced Technology
The new Ridgeline delivers a many modernized record and connectivity that Honda has to offer, including an accessible 8-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio connectivity interface with both Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ harmony for seamless formation of concordant smartphone facilities and functions, including smartphone-powered navigation capabilities.

The 2017 Ridgeline can also be versed with a newly designed Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ featuring softened graphics and new capabilities, including 3D renderings of terrain, buildings and highway signs, softened line guidance, live hunt duty and more.  Additional customary and accessible technologies embody HD Radio, SiriusXM 2.0 and adult to 4 USB ports including dual with 2.5-amp charging capability.

Advanced Safety Performance
Utilizing Honda’s second-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and “3-bone” front building construction, along with modernized supplemental patience systems and accessible Honda Sensing™ reserve and driver-assistive technologies, a 2017 Ridgeline targets a top accessible pile-up reserve ratings from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) including an a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score in a NHTSA’s New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ measure from a IIHS, including a GOOD rating in a Institute’s severe tiny overlie frontal collision test. 

Honda Sensing™ is a many extensive apartment of modernized reserve and motorist assistive facilities accessible in a midsize pickup lorry shred and includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The 2017 Ridgeline, depending on trim, can also be versed with Honda LaneWatch™, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and a blind mark information system; and all Ridgeline’s come versed with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera.

Standard reserve facilities embody four-channel anti-lock brakes (ABS) with Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist; Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control; Trailer Stability Assist; Agile Handling Assist; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags, motorist and front newcomer side airbags and side-curtain airbags for all outboard seating positions; and a new Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with real-time arrangement of particular tire pressures. See a Safety and Driver Assistance territory for some-more information.

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