Advance Praise for the 2017 Ridgeline

March 10th, 2016 by

2017 Honda Ridgeline

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline will be here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake in the Elgin, IL area this summer, and it’s already earning impressive reviews from critics that have had the chance to check it out. Take a look at what some of the experts are saying about the forthcoming Ridgeline below!

2017 Honda Ridgeline Early Praise

These are just a few of the highlights from early previews of the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline midsize pickup:

  • Digital Trends: Stephen Edelstein writes that the Ridgeline is a “more civilized pickup.” Edelstein went on to say that “Honda equipped the Ridgeline with a i-VTM4 torque-vectoring system similar to the one offered on the Pilot, and Intelligent Terrain Management with Normal, Sand, Snow, and Mud modes. These systems probably won’t allow for the hardcore off-roading some other trucks are capable of, but they’ll probably make the Ridgeline nicer to drive where people spend most of their time: on pavement.”
  • The Car Connection: Kirk Bell writes, “With its unibody structure, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline promises the best ride and handling in the class, and the interior appears to be the most refined as well. If Honda can keep the pricing in check, this could be the best of the midsize pickups.”
  • Car and Driver: “The Ridgeline will share the 2016 Pilot’s direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic, as well as its four-wheel-drive system. Output should be similar, at close to 300 horses. Cylinder deactivation will help the new truck achieve much-improved EPA numbers.”
  • Motor Trend: “Towing capability remains unchanged from the outgoing model’s 5,000 pounds, and max payload approaching 1,600 pounds. Honda is targeting best-in-class acceleration . . . and we are assured that the new Ridgeline’s fuel economy will be best in class.”

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

These aren’t exactly reviews, since nobody has actually driven the new Ridgeline, but we’ll have real reviews soon enough. The 2017 Ridgeline should be here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake by this summer. Visit us at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL to find out more about the new Ridgeline!

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