What You Need to Know About the All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline, the only Honda pickup offering, has been on hiatus for a couple of years while the new model was developed. Now Honda has unveiled the new generation of the Honda Ridgeline at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We’re here to fill you in on the details of the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline and what you can expect here in Frankfort and Orland Park, IL, so read on if you’re thinking a midsize Honda pickup truck is just what you need.

The Details of the New Honda Ridgeline

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been dramatically reengineered and redesigned for the new model year. The vehicle shares its platform with the Honda Pilot, so it will be provided in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive, making it the only available front-wheel drive pickup in North America.

The Ridgeline will also get the same 3.5L V6 engine from the Honda Pilot. Specifications have yet to be released, but expect at least as much output as the Pilot, which makes 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Honda says that the Ridgeline will be able to pull more than the Pilot, which has a maximum towing rating of 5,000 pounds, but specifics are unavailable at this time.

The Ridgeline will continue to get the unique under-bed trunk space for secure, hidden storage. Additionally, the new Ridgeline will offer four feet of space between the wheel wells in the bed – it will be the only midsize truck to do so – so 4-foot sheets of drywall will lay flat. That’s a huge deal for contractors or even DIY-ers.

Honda is aiming at best-in-class fuel economy and best-in-class acceleration figures. You can expect something in the range of 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway* – that’s what the Pilot earns with six-speed automatic transmission, according to EPA estimates.

Finally, the Ridgeline will offer the high-tech Honda Sensing suite of safety technologies, making it one of the only pickups on the road with features like automatic forward collision prevention braking.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

You can find the newest 2016 Honda Pilot along with the rest of the Honda light truck lineup right now at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re the leading Frankfort area Honda dealer, so visit us at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park 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.