Honda Automobiles: 2017 Honda Ridgeline Press Kit

Posted on 11. May, 2016 by in Honda Canada

Modern and stylish, imperishable and sporty, a new 2017 Ridgeline’s extraneous advances Honda’s midsize pickup to a forefront of a category in pattern and functionality. With a particularly longer wheelbase (up 3.3 inches vs. a prior generation), increasing altogether length (up 3.1 inches) and incomparable load bed (up 3.9 inches in length and 5.5 inches in width), a Ridgeline now has a some-more autocratic presence, an even some-more gentle ride, and incomparable cargo-carrying capability than ever before. Balancing a considerably softened application are a somewhat revoke physique tallness and breadth that urge Ridgeline’s aerodynamic efficiency.

The second-generation Ridgeline extraneous pattern incorporates countless class-exclusive features, including a Dual-Action Tailgate and In-Bed Trunk®, and a accessible world’s initial accessible Truck Bed Audio System, which, when interconnected with an accessible built-in 400-watt AC inverter, creates Ridgeline a ultimate tailgating vehicle. Advanced extraneous lighting, including accessible LED daytime regulating lights (DRL) and LED projector low-beam headlights that embody a serve of automobile high-beam, serve supplement to a new Ridgeline’s convenience, impression and functionality.

Key Exterior Features (*first for Ridgeline)

  • Dual-Action Tailgate
  • In-Bed Trunk
  • World’s initial Truck Bed Audio System* (available)
  • Low-drag exterior
  • LED daytime regulating lights (DRL)* (available)
  • LED projector headlights with Auto On/Off* (available)
  • Auto high beams* (available)
  • Fog lights (available)
  • Power shifting behind window with defroster (available)
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature (available)

Exterior Styling
Starting with a bright-chromed bar grille pattern (black chrome on Black Edition) and charging rearward from there, a 2017 Ridgeline’s all-new extraneous pattern is advanced, aerodynamic and tough, with a some-more normal three-box form integrated with complicated pattern detailing. The second-generation Ridgeline is also longer, with a 3.2-inch longer wheelbase and 3 inches longer overall, formulating a stronger, some-more truck-like profile. The combined length also expands a Ridgeline’s capabilities, with best-in-class newcomer volume (see Interior section) and softened cargo-carrying utility.

The new Ridgeline marries aerodynamic potency to a normal lorry profile, with a altogether pattern corroborated adult by finish tuning and testing. In front, a lenses of a LED daytime regulating lights (DRL) and accessible LED projector lamp headlights are fashionable and aggressive. The chiseled front fascia, atmosphere inlets and movement image elicit imperishable high performance. The hood and front fenders are serve strengthened with pointy impression lines that supplement a robust and eloquent air.

The flush-mounted windshield is raked aggressively, obscure breeze sound and improving fuel potency simultaneously. The flush side glass, now 43-percent thicker than on a prior Ridgeline, serve reduces sound levels in a cabin. The physique sides are purify and clever in appearance, with sculpted revoke sills, a rising impression line and prominent circle openings all adding visible solidity. A breeze tunnel-developed spoiler array during a behind edges of a newcomer cabin and tip of a flip/swing tailgate assistance to revoke drag during highway speeds.

Bright chrome trim surrounds a side windows for an upscale appearance, with a chrome widening during a C-pillar, adding serve substance. Standard 18-inch wheels, and in back, a incomparable tailgate and new LED taillight array serve supplement to a Ridgeline’s estimable presence. Sport and Black Edition underline dim finishes for an aggressive, custom-shop look.

The Ridgeline’s unit-body is comprised of mixed stampings of opposite steel grades, from 270 MPa amiable steel to 1500 MPa ultra-high-strength steel. The middle and outdoor doorway frames are formidable assemblies regulating 4 opposite steel grades and 6 stampings, while a behind fenders are combined alone from a singular steel category (270 MPa). This new construction, that replaces a one-piece physique side panels (door support and behind fender) on a prior era Ridgeline, affords softened reparability in a eventuality of a side impact. A rubber sign is practical to a area between a cab and behind buffer for a purify and finished appearance.

Cargo Bed
Measuring 64 inches (1,626 mm) in length, a 2017 Ridgeline’s bed is 3.9 inches (100 mm) longer than a prior era and is complemented by a class-leading altogether load ability of adult to 1,584 pounds, or 718.5 kg (RT AWD), an boost of 38 pounds (17.2 kg) compared to a prior model. The bed length serve increases to 83.5 inches (1,221 mm) with a load-supporting Dual-Action Tailgate (see below) in a down position.

The 2017 Ridgeline bed is also wider than a prior era in all dimensions, including:

  • 60 inches (1,524 mm) between side linings (+ 5.5 inches, or 140 mm)
  • 50 inches (1,270 mm) between a circle wells (+0.2 inches, or 5 mm)
  • 51 inches (1,295 mm) during a D-pillars (+1.9 inches, or 48 mm)

These dimensions, capacities and facilities assent a Ridgeline to simply ride complicated objects such as motorcycles or appliances, an ATV or a roving mower. Each of a 8 tie-down cleats is rated to secure 350 pounds (158.8 kg).

The bed’s operative surfaces are serve softened as follows:

  • Narrower corrugations yield softened footing
  • The building is comprised of UV-stable SMC
  • Vertical panels are finished with UV-stable polypropylene and long-glass fiber
  • The black substrate used in a bed building minimizes a prominence of scratches that might be gifted in use.

Other Ridgeline bed facilities include:

  • World’s initial Truck Bed Audio System, on a RTL-E and Black Edition; includes 6 weatherproof audio exciters that renovate a bed walls into musical speakers (see Audio and Connectivity section)
  • 115V 150W/400W AC appetite opening in right side backing slot on RTL-E and Black Edition (150 watts with ignition in ACC mode, 400 watts with engine running)
  • Two LED load area lights on a RTL-E and Black Edition (incandescent on other trims) irradiate both a bed and a In-Bed Trunk (see below)
  • Tonneau-ready plane surfaces
  • A side backing slot with a hinged removable lid
  • Alternative in-bed spare-tire tie-down point

The Ridgeline is also accessible with a far-reaching accumulation of accessories, including tractable crossbars, a load bed net, and a tri-fold tough tonneau cover.

Dual-Action Tailgate
The Ridgeline’s dual-action tailgate opens down like a standard lorry tailgate, though it can also pitch open to a side like a door. This gives users a choice of easy-access methods for both load and a 7.3 cubic-foot (0.21 cubic meters) In-Bed Trunk® (see below). With a tailgate down, a 5-foot, 4-inch (1,626 mm) bed extends to some-more than 7 feet (2.1 meters). The tailgate middle aspect facilities dual gentle molded-in seats, utterly literally improving a “tailgate party” capability.

In-Bed Trunk
The new Ridgeline’s In-Bed Trunk keeps rigging secure and out of sight. Its weather-tight, 7.3-cubic-foot (0.21 cubic meters) ability can accommodate vast items, like suitcases, a television, golf bags or a cooler adult to 82 quarts in distance (77.6 liters).

Ridgeline’s In-Bed Trunk facilities a empty plug, grocery bag hooks, and removable dividers.

The box also provides purify and secure storage for a Ridgeline’s gangling tire, jack and tools. The box building is now flat, improving flexibility compared to a previous-generation Ridgeline, whose box building enclosed a mound to concede clearway for a muffler. If a patron wants to use their box to store soppy equipment or rinse out a trunk, a accessible empty retard allows easy drainage. Finally, 3 grocery-bag hooks concede securing groceries inside a trunk.

On RTS and above trims, a Ridgeline’s Smart Entry unlocks a box on a driver’s proceed (sensing a vicinity of a remote pivotal fob).

One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
The Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition have a one-touch appetite moonroof with lean underline that will entirely open or tighten with a singular hold of a switch. The moonroof resource was intentionally designed to yield plenty headroom. The moonroof has a shifting sunshade that opens with a roof and can be sealed to retard sunlight. To lean or slip a moonroof, a motorist or front newcomer needs usually to entirely subdue a ceiling-mounted switch once (instead of dire and holding it for several seconds). The moonroof entirely opens or closes automatically. However, if a user wishes to usually partially open or tighten a moonroof (such as to grasp prejudiced ventilation), a lighter hold yields entirely primer control. The moonroof can also lean to yield ventilation. An auto-reverse underline is built in, assisting to safeguard that a moonroof will not forcefully tighten if someone’s palm or arm is positioned in a trail of a glass. If an deterrent is detected, a resource will free a moonroof. See Interior territory for some-more information.

Low Drag Exterior
Optimized in scale breeze hovel and full-scale coast-down validation, a 2017 Ridgeline’s aerodynamic improvements embody a 15-percent rebate in a fellow of drag (CdA), as dynamic by CFD simulations. Aerodynamic aids embody drag-reducing aerodynamic spoilers located during a behind of a roof and on a tip of a tailgate (see Body territory for additional details).

LED Lighting
The 2017 Ridgeline incorporates a far-reaching operation of accessible light-emitting diode (LED) extraneous lighting features, including LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), LED low-beam projector headlights, LED side pen lights and LED taillights.

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
The Ridgeline RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition have bright, particular LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). A signature pattern underline of a new Ridgeline, a DRLs implement a wing figure positioned above and beside a accessible LED projector low-beams. Shaped to compare a rugged, eloquent position of a new Ridgeline, a LED DRL array is wider during a side and thinner on top, gradually tapering as it moves toward a inside of a headlight lens. Stylistically, a DRLs strongly and clearly conclude a front corners of a Ridgeline.

LED Projector Headlights with Auto On/Off
Exclusively on a Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition, LED low-beam projector headlights yield softened night enlightenment and prominence compared to contemporary high-intensity liberate (HID) headlights. The low beams strech approximately 460 feet compared to approximately 360 feet for normal halogen low beams, and a lamp breadth is approximately 100 feet compared to approximately 65 feet for halogen low beams.

Besides improving motorist certainty and pacifist safety, a LED headlights use reduction energy, assisting to raise fuel potency by shortening engine loads. In addition, a LED headlights final adult to 3 times longer than HID headlights and adult to 6 times longer than halogen headlights – contributing to reduction visit deputy and a compared cost savings. An automobile on/off duty is included, and a low-beams are also keyed to a remote pivotal fob operation.

Auto High Beams
A essential underline that should assistance a Ridgeline grasp a tip Top Safety Pick+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a automobile high lamp underline on a RTL-E and Black Edition uses a camera located on a rearview counterpart mountain to ceaselessly indicate for approaching trade and for trade forward of a car in a same lane. The element illuminates a high beams solely when approaching trade is detected. In this box a headlights automatically switch to a LED low-beams until a trade has passed, afterwards automatically switch behind to high beams. Requiring no involvement or movement from a driver, a automobile high lamp underline significantly improves night enlightenment for extended active safety. The element functions when a headlight switch is in a Auto position, and might be infirm and reactivated by a discerning lift on a high-beam stalk. An HSS idol appears on a instrument row when a element is functioning.

LED Taillights
All 2017 Ridgeline trims underline vast LED taillights, bolstering a estimable truck-like appearance.

Fog Lights
The Ridgeline RTS and above trims are versed with halogen haze lights to raise prominence and reserve in severe weather.

Windshield Wipers
The 2017 Ridgeline’s new wiper pattern uses fewer tools – 11 contra 17 on a prior indication – to revoke deputy cost. Designed to cover a limit probable windshield area, a left (driver) and right (front passenger) windshield wipers are 25.6 inches (650 mm) and 23.6 inches (600 mm) long, respectively. They also underline breakaway wiper pivots to lessen a intensity for damage in a eventuality of a walking collision.  

Power Sliding Rear Window
The RTL-E and Black Edition embody a appetite shifting behind window, an disdainful underline in a midsize lorry class. The window is tranquil by a switch mounted on a core roof console, and is also now versed with a defroster. The Ridgeline RT, RTS, Sport, RTL and RTL-T come with a bound behind window, versed with a defroster (see Body section).

Exterior Trim
The 7 2017 Ridgeline models offer a accumulation of particular extraneous trim finishes, including chrome and black chrome, physique color, and black. Up front, all trims have Honda’s defining chrome grille bar and body-color grille frame. Likewise, all trims solely a RT have body-color embellished side counterpart housings. Door handles are physique tone with a difference of mold-in-black finishes on a Ridgeline RT and blacked-out Sport, and chrome on a RTL-E. The Sport also includes singular badging. Finally, all Ridgeline trims advantage from chrome side window surrounds with a difference of high-gloss black on Ridgeline Sport and Black Edition. The finish list of extraneous trim fact includes:

Trim Features

Exterior Colors 
The 2017 Ridgeline is accessible in 7 extraneous colors including 3 metallic, 4 pearl colors, depending on trim level. All colors have a clever character, charity fluent contrasts that element a Ridgeline’s body-panel curves and angles, while also exhibiting a modern, worldly and imperishable appearance. The colors are:

The extraneous colors are keyed to a 2017 Ridgeline’s 3 accessible interior colors:

See a Interior section for some-more information.

Exterior Specifications and Features

 

* First for Ridgeline

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