Learn More About the New 2017 Honda Ridgeline

February 29th, 2016 by

2017 Honda Ridgeline

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline will likely show up for Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area drivers here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake by this late spring or early summer. Pricing has not been released, but we do know some of the details that Honda has already unveiled, since the Ridgeline was on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Ridgeline Gets New Styling and Engineering

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline borrowed much of its styling from the recently redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot. Instead of the signature ‘flying-buttress’ style bed that was used in the previous generation Ridgeline, the new truck receives a more traditional bed, with a right angle transition from the cab to the bed. The Ridgeline will also share the same platform as the Pilot, and most of the same engineering.

Powertrain and Performance

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline will use the 3.5L Earth Dreams direct injection i-VTEC V6 engine that’s widely used in Acura and Honda models. This engine cranks out 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque in the latest 2016 Honda Pilot. Actual specifications of the engine in the Ridgeline have yet to be unveiled, but Honda claims that the new truck will offer both class-leading acceleration and fuel economy, along with more towing capacity than the Pilot, which is able to pull 5,000 pounds.

The current class-leader in in the midsize truck segment when it comes to fuel economy is the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, which has an EPA estimate of 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway, so expect more efficiency than that from the Ridgeline. .

Features and Options

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline will also offer a long list of up-to-date safety and connectivity features. The latest Honda infotainment features, navigation systems, and the Honda Sensing preventative safety system will be available.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

You can find out more about the latest 2017 Ridgeline here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. While it won’t go on sale until this summer, we welcome you to stop by and drive the related 2016 Honda Pilot right now. You’ll find us located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so visit us today!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle

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