Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Ridgeline Press Kit

Posted on 10. May, 2016 by in Honda Canada

The 2017 Ridgeline’s framework provides glorious float and doing qualities, regardless of either a car is dull or entirely loaded, creation Ridgeline equally skilful and easy as a people and bucket hauler. Working in and with a new Ridgeline’s some-more rigid, lightweight and sound-insulating physique structure (see Body section), a framework facilities vital improvements to a cessation and steering systems, wheels, circle bearings, tires and brakes. Also contributing to a energetic improvements are a Ridgeline’s revoke weight, softened aerodynamics, revoke core of mass, and softened horsepower and torque (see Body territory and Powertrain section).

The stiffer physique structure allows for some-more coherence in optimizing a cessation tuning to assistance broach poignant gains in both energetic doing opening and softened siege of highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH), as good as softened cargo-carrying capabilities. The new cessation includes a initial use of Amplitude Reactive Dampers on a Ridgeline, serve enhancing Ridgeline’s gentle float while heightening cornering performance. Standard 18-inch amalgamate wheels serve urge steering response and altogether agility. All of these qualities ideally position a 2017 Ridgeline to prove business who wish both a high-level of application and high levels of comfort, cabin serenity and pushing confidence.

Key Chassis Features

  • 4-wheel eccentric suspension
  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers*
  • Vibration-damping subframes
  • Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)*
  • 4-wheel front brakes with EBD
  • ABS with Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)2 with Traction Control
  • Trailer Stability Assist*
  • Agile Handling Assist*
  • 18-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels
  • 18-inch light lorry all-season tires*
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)3 with Tire Fill Assist*
  • Class III trailer hitch

*First for Ridgeline

Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
The Ridgeline eccentric front and back cessation systems are engineered to yield top-of-class float and doing performance. Its prolonged circle transport and glorious correspondence minister to a gentle ride, while delicately tuned damping and open rates safeguard glorious doing and a sporty pushing feel.

Front Suspension
At a front is a strut-type complement with steel heart carriers (knuckles), forged-aluminum revoke control arms, hydraulic bushings, curl springs and a plain stabilizer bar. This setup uses assuage open rates, comparatively organisation damping (see Amplitude Reactive Dampers below), and specifically tuned bushings that yield a best altogether multiple of float and handling, regardless of either a car is installed or unloaded. The top front check mounts yield a “triple path” load-bearing complement that helps catch highway quivering and harshness. Larger front hubs and orientation boost bucket capacity.

Rear Suspension
At a back is a compress multi-link pattern with a tubular stabilizer bar. This multi-link complement allows a inexhaustible volume of circle transport and glorious correspondence for a movable ride, together with assured cornering and doing – regardless of either a Ridgeline is installed or unloaded. Compared to a prior Ridgeline, a new 2017 Ridgeline has re-engineered heavy-duty dampers (see Amplitude Reactive Dampers below), revoke arms, and control arms. All back cessation control arms are steel and a top and revoke control arms are assembled of high-strength steel. A redesigned top arm and knuckle boost bucket capacity.

Amplitude Reactive Dampers
An disdainful underline in a midsize pickup segment, Amplitude Reactive Dampers yield higher float comfort and doing in all pushing conditions. The dampers have twin apart hydraulic circuits—one tuned to optimize a float peculiarity on well-spoken roads with comparatively tiny irregularities, and a other tuned to hoop vast inputs ensuing from severe roads or vast steering and braking inputs. As a result, a Ridgeline stays well-spoken and gentle when cruising, and secure and fast in corners, with reduced physique hurl rate.

The primary Amplitude Reactive Damper record consists of twin apart damping pistons: a categorical piston and a second piston. To urge altogether float comfort, when smaller inputs start during normal pushing conditions, usually a categorical piston works to yield a ideal damping characteristics. To urge a Ridgeline’s float and doing on rougher surfaces and during some-more assertive driving, a second piston operates to yield additional damping force.

The Amplitude Reactive Dampers implement a quite automatic complement that does not need electronic controls. Altogether, they yield a most wider operation of effective damping opening than offering by a prior Ridgeline.

Vibration-Damping Subframes
The Ridgeline’s engine, transmission, and front and back cessation systems are mounted on organisation steel subframes. These subframes insert to a territory physique during rubber-isolated ascent points that assistance keep powertrain and highway noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH) out of a newcomer cabin. Two of a back subframe mounts are filled with specifically tuned hydraulic liquid for extent effectiveness. Permanently sealed, they need no scheduled maintenance. The back subframe is quite sophisticated, with hydroformed side elements for extent strength and minimal weight.

Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS)
Standard on all 2017 Ridgeline trims, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS) triggers steering inputs that prompt a motorist to drive in a scold instruction during cornering and in sleazy highway conditions. The complement works with Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) and Electric Power Steering, assisting to stabilise a car underneath braking and also assistance lessen understeer and oversteer. For serve information see a Safety and Driver Assistance section.

The 2017 Ridgeline utilizes a 15.95:1 steering ratio, approximately 15-percent quicker than a prior Ridgeline model’s steering. This offers increasing lively in all forms of driving, while also complimenting a functionality of a torque-vectoring back spindle on AWD models. (See a Powertrain section.) With 3.0 turns close to close (reduced from 3.4 turns on prior Ridgeline) and a 40.8-foot (12.44 meters) curb-to-curb branch hole (a 1.6-foot, or 0.49 meters) rebate from a prior model), a new Ridgeline is manageable to steering commands and maneuverable in parsimonious spaces.

The steering mainstay is located by a new expel magnesium steering hanger beam. Rigid and lightweight, a steering hanger lamp is a constructional member that directly contributes to softened doing and NVH performance. See a Body territory for some-more information.

Four-Wheel Disc Braking System with Electronic Brake Distribution 
The 2017 Ridgeline has 4-wheel front brakes with a 4-channel anti-lock braking complement for a absolute and linear stop feel and assured stops in a far-reaching operation of pushing conditions, including dry and soppy asphalt, and snow. The ventilated front discs are 12.6 inches (320 mm) in hole and use 2-piston calipers, while a plain back discs are 13.0 inches (330 mm) in hole and have single-piston calipers. Improved ventilation, including a second airflow pathway, improves cooling and reduces a thermal deflection that can means prohibited and cold judder. The calipers implement a spring-loaded resource to say subdivision between a stop pads and rotor to revoke stop drag when not in use, shortening rolling insurgency and improving fuel potency in a process.

For best opening with widely varying loads, Ridgeline has Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) technology. EBD monitors braking force and adjusts front-to-rear stop bid to grasp extent braking opening and stability. At a rear, a select-low braking plan is used to assistance say directional fortitude in sleazy driving. In a eventuality one back circle verges on lock-up, triggering a vigour modulation during that wheel, stop vigour is also discontinued during a adjoining circle to assistance safety a back axle’s parallel stability. The parking stop is set and expelled by stepping on a pedal located on a left side of a driver’s feet well, pardon space in a core console area.  

ABS with Brake Assist
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) exclusively modulates braking energy during any circle to assistance a motorist keep steering control during complicated braking. The Brake Assist complement recognizes tough and puncture braking situations and roughly now relates full braking force when suitable to assistance digest braking distance. See a Safety and Driver Assistance section for some-more information.

Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) is an Electronic Stability Control complement that works in and with a Ridgeline’s Drive-by-Wire™ stifle and a 4-channel ABS systems to raise control capability while a car is accelerating, braking, cornering or when a motorist creates a remarkable maneuver. VSA also provides a limited-slip differential outcome for a pushing wheels by requesting braking force to a slipping wheel, thereby redirecting pushing force to a circle with some-more traction. The motorist can revoke a traction control efficacy to concede some-more circle trip should a car turn stranded by dire a VSA button. Even when VSA is disabled, a ABS stays entirely operational during all times. For serve information see a Safety and Driver Assistance section.

Trailer Stability Assist
Standard on all Ridgeline models, Trailer Stability Assist helps raise car fortitude while a trailer is being towed. An constituent partial of Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Trailer Stability Assist detects trailer oscillations that can outcome from crude loading, extreme speed, inauspicious highway conditions, crosswinds or emergency-avoidance maneuvers.

When such oscillations are detected, Trailer Stability Assist uses existent VSA sensors to decider trailer fluctuation and moderate it automatically regulating uneven and symmetric stop activation to stabilise and if necessary, delayed a car out of a vicious speed operation regulating engine control.

Wheels and Tires
The 2017 Ridgeline comes customary with 8.0 x 18-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels, one distance adult from a prior Ridgeline’s 17-inch wheels. Five singular 5-and 6-spoke circle designs are offered.

All Ridgeline trims come customary with 245/60 R18 light lorry all-season tires, that were exclusively designed to assistance a Ridgeline yield a best doing and opening in all continue conditions.

All 2017 Ridgeline models embody a T165/90R17 proxy gangling tire on a 4.0 x 17-inch steel circle that is stored in a case underneath a bed.

Low Running Resistance
Total automatic and aerodynamic using insurgency is reduced 18 percent contra a prior Ridgeline model. In serve to improvements in powertrain potency and car aerodynamics, pivotal engineering facilities contributing to reduced using insurgency include:

  • Brake calipers are designed to revoke drag when not in use, achieving a 23 percent rebate compared to a prior Ridgeline braking system.
  • A new lightweight, low-drag circle temperament pattern serve improves altogether pushing efficiency.

Additional aerodynamic gains are found in a computer-aided engineering (CAE) optimized extraneous shape. See a Body territory some-more information.

Agile Handling Assist
Standard on all Ridgeline trims, Agile Handling Assist selectively uses a vehicle’s brakes to urge initial branch response and altogether cornering ability. Agile Handling Assist utilizes stop vectoring to urge dilemma traceability and assured doing feel. By requesting braking force to a inside wheels during cornering during high parallel G, a complement creates a bend moment, so generating some-more branch force and shortening understeer.

Off-Road Capability
Honda engineers took consummate measures to safeguard a off-road capabilities of a new Ridgeline, including off-road contrast in snow, silt and silt in locations as manifold and severe as Silver Lake, Mich.; Moscow, Russia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Death Valley, Calif.; and Imperial Sand Dunes (“Glamis”) in California.
This investigate was a substructure for specific smallest opening criteria for a new Ridgeline, including off-road accessible proceed and depart angles, and plenty belligerent clearance.

Ground Clearance

The accessible computer-controlled i-VTM4 all-wheel-drive complement helps a Ridgeline accommodate customary off-road hurdles but a need for low-range gears. (See a Powertrain territory for a full description.) Unlike normal 4WD systems that need a user to manually name 4WD, a Ridgeline complement is always active, invariably intuiting pushing conditions and energy final and boldly distributing engine torque between a front and back circle and left and right back wheels to maximize traction and fortitude while progressing a high grade of efficiency.

Towing
The 2017 Ridgeline comes customary with a Class III join and AWD models embody a 7-pin wiring connector, permitting AWD models to draw adult to 5,000 pounds (2,268 kg) and 2WD models to draw adult to 3,500 pounds (1,588 kg). These ratings request to all grades and embody twin passengers and 110 lbs. (49.9 kg) of cargo. Typical trailers/boats that are within a Ridgeline’s 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) towing extent embody a 16- to 18-foot box trailer, a 22- to 26-foot boat, and a 22- to 24-foot camping trailer. When not being used for towing, a join can double as an connection indicate for a genuine Honda appendage bicycle rack. See a Accessories territory for some-more information.

A high-capacity engine radiator with twin high-power fans, a heavy-duty delivery cooler (AWD models), and vast 12.6-inch (320 mm) front and 13.0-inch (330 mm) back front brakes with softened cooling airflow all assistance raise towing performance. Add to that a increasing wheelbase, multi-link back cessation and Trailer Stability Assist, and a Ridgeline is a confidence-inspiring draw vehicle.

Honda engineers determined dedicated exam protocols for proof a Ridgeline in some of a toughest towing conditions found in America. Tests enclosed hauling a vast vessel adult a high 14-degree launch ramp in in temperatures over 100º Fahrenheit for over a half mile and climbing a steepest towering grades pulling a extent trailer weight (5,000 pounds, or 2,268 kg).

Key Chassis Features Specifications

2 Includes: All Season Floor Mats-High Wall, Wheel Locks and In Bed Trunk Carpet

3 Includes: In Bed Trunk Carpet, Splash Guards-Front, Splash Guards-Rear and Wheel Locks

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