The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Upgrades the Truck Bed With Innovative Features

2017 Honda Ridgeline

When the Honda Ridgeline debuted in its first generation in 2005 one of the standout features of the pickup was the under-bed trunk, which provided secure, out-of-sight storage. Another important feature that the Ridgeline offered then was a composite molded bed with built-in tie-down hooks. The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline, which debuted at the North American International Auto Show recently, will retain those features, and it will get some important new innovations. Read on to learn more!

How to Improve the Truck Bed

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline isn’t just about offering towing and hauling capacity – it’s also going to improve your tailgate party. That’s because the whole truck bed can effectively act as a speaker. While the Ridgeline won’t offer actual speakers in the truck bed, six exciters mounted inside the bed can vibrate the bed, producing crystal clear sound – even if you’ve got a load of lumber or gravel in the back.

“Now, you can’t see it, there are no speakers to get bashed and scraped when you’re hauling mulch or lumber. But you can hear it,” said John Mendel, Executive Vice President for American Honda, about the new Ridgeline. “Especially with its 540-watt audio system, it’s good old-fashioned Honda engineering magic.”

Another important feature that will go a long way to improving your tailgate party? The Ridgeline gets a 400-watt AC power outlet in the bed that can provide power for tools or electronics. Plus, that under-bed trunk that the Ridgeline is famous for offers a drain plug in the bottom, so you might as well use it as an ice box for your food or frosty beverages. It’s easy to hose out afterward.

The Ridgeline should go on sale here at Community Honda of Orland Park, as soon as this summer. Honda says that the Ridgeline will target both best-in-class fuel economy and best-in-class acceleration figures.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Come visit us here at Community Honda of Orland Park to find out more about the current Honda lineup, or talk to our sales team about the forthcoming Honda Ridgeline. We’re the leading Frankfort area Honda dealer, so visit us at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park today!