Honda Automobiles: All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Launches Nationwide, Delivering New Levels of Versatility, Capability and Comfort in a Mid-Size Pickup

Posted on 20. Jun, 2016 by in Honda Canada

  • Ultra-rigid unibody structure delivers strong pickup capability, including class-leading cargo ability and benchmark energetic performance
  • World’s initial accessible Truck Bed Audio system, accessible 400 watt in-bed energy opening and Honda-exclusive In-Bed Trunk® and Dual Action Tailgate raise application and make Ridgeline a “ultimate tailgate party” vehicle
  • More absolute V6 engine and accessible modernized torque vectoring all-wheel expostulate complement extend on-road and off-road performance, with best-in-class fuel potency
  • First midsize pickup to aim top collision reserve ratings with ACE™ physique structure and accessible Honda Sensing reserve and driver-assistive record

The totally redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline powers into a U.S. mid-size pickup marketplace tomorrow with a prolonged list of new comforts and improvements to broach an rare multiple of cargo- and people-hauling capability and sophistication in a midsize pickup class. Boasting unrivalled energetic excellence and endless comfort and preference features, along with a many atmospheric and versatile interior and top accessible cargo ability in a class, a 2017 Honda Ridgeline arrives in dealers tomorrow with manufacturer suggested sell prices starting during $29,475 for a RT 2WD and $31,275 for RT AWD.

“We’ve modernized a best and many dear elements of a strange Ridgeline and total them with an superb new height and a many modernized record to emanate new value in a midsize pickup segment,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, comparison clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of a Honda Division. “The outcome is an amazingly versatile Honda lorry with uncompromised capability.”

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 complicated and rugged, nonetheless worldly midsize pickup with a largest and many stretchable cabin in a class. In addition, Ridgeline boasts a aloft turn of assured and polished energetic opening and strong cargo-hauling and towing capabilities, including a class-leading limit 1,584-pound (718.5 kg) cargo ability (varies by trim) and adult to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) towing.

Utilizing a rarely rigid, aerodynamic and firmly hermetic unitized physique construction, that delivers adult to 3 times a torsional acerbity of competing body-on-frame trucks, Ridgeline also comforts Honda’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and wholly eccentric front and back cessation systems with Amplitude Reactive Dampers. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers vastly higher float comfort and doing pointing along with a top-in-class cabin serenity and, with accessible Honda Sensing reserve and driver-assistive technology, is expected to acquire class-leading collision reserve ratings.

Ridgeline also offers class-leading EPA fuel economy ratings along with higher all-weather traction and doing capability and strong off-road performance, leveraging a new physique structure with a some-more absolute and fit direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC™ V-6 engine, a wide-ratio 6-speed involuntary delivery and accessible new Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (iVTM-4™) torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, a many modernized and discerning AWD record in a midsize lorry class,

The 2017 Ridgeline provides 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 comforts 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 done in America regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts. The Ridgeline’s extraneous and interior designs were combined by Honda RD Americas in a Los Angeles pattern studio, while car growth was undertaken during a company’s Raymond, Ohio growth center. Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Ala., is a disdainful production home of a 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

Premium Style and Features
The all-new 2017 Ridgeline sports a sleek, worldly and imperishable extraneous design, incorporating new reward comforts including customary LED taillights and accessible comforts such as LED projector headlights and LED daytime regulating 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 wheels 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. The new Ridgeline bed also boasts countless Honda-exclusive comforts and capabilities, including a rarely versatile Dual-Action Tailgate, a redesigned In-Bed Trunk with wholly prosaic building and an 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. The hole and blemish resistant bed construction is designed for imperishable daily use and does not need a insurance of a bed ship like required steel or aluminum beds.

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 0-60 mph acceleration and accept a top EPA fuel-economy ratings in a midsize pickup lorry class.

For a initial time, a 2017 Ridgeline is accessible with a choice of two-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive drivetrain. 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 comforts a button-operated Intelligent Traction Management System that offers opposite handling modes: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand for AWD models, Normal and Snow for 2WD versions. Developed, tuned and tested in severe environments in a U.S. and around a universe – including in 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 stifle map, delivery change map, Vehicle Stability Assist™ rendezvous and i-VTM4 torque placement (for AWD-equipped models) for optimal opening in a accumulation of aspect conditions.

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 comforts 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 comforts 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 Ridgelines come versed with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera.

Standard reserve comforts 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.

Accessories
To serve raise a application and yield personalization opportunities for a 2017 Ridgeline, Honda grown a extended operation of Honda Genuine Accessories concurrently with a truck. Examples include:

  • In-Bed Trunk Carpet and Dividers
  • Back-Up Sensors
  • Bed Extender – Standard and Motorcycle
  • Fender Flares
  • Hard Tonneau Cover
  • Skid Plate
  • Sport Grille
  • Bike, Kayak, Ski, Snowboard and Surfboard Attachments
  • Tent (extends from bed)
  • Additional Wheel Options
  • Automatic-Dimming Mirror
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear Under-Seat Storage System

Like all Genuine Honda Accessories, they are lonesome by a Honda’s 3-year, 36,000-mile singular guaranty when performed and commissioned during a time of strange car purchase.

Summary of Major New Features

  • 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 with Variable Cylinder Management
  • 6-speed involuntary transmission
  • Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) (AWD models)
  • Intelligent Traction Management System
  • Amplitude Reactive Dampers
  • Truck Bed Audio System (available)
  • 115V/400W in-bed energy opening (available)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (available)
  • LED projector headlights with Auto high-beam (available)
  • Acoustic windshield (available)
  • Power shifting back window with defroster (available)
  • Smart Entry (available)
  • Push-Button Start
  • Remote Engine Start (available)
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Honda Sensing™ (available)
  • Honda LaneWatch (available)
  • Blind Spot Information System (available)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (available)
  • 8-inch touchscreen Display Audio System with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ harmony (available)
  • HD Radio™ (available)
  • SiriusXM 2.0 (available)

General Specifications

For some-more information about a 2017 Ridgeline and high-resolution images and video, go to: http://hondanews.com/channels/ridgeline

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies sole by approximately 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic and Accord newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, Ridgeline pickup and a Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 33 years and now operates 19 vital production comforts in North America. In 2015, some-more than 99 percent of all Honda vehicles sole in a U.S. were done in North America, regulating domestic and globally sourced parts.

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