Truck Buyers The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Is The Truck You Need

Posted by: Kenny Chan onJanuary 12th, 2016


No, this truck probably isn’t the truck you want to buy but it really is the truck you need. Looks wise, its about as safe and conservative as you can get on a truck. Sure, its gone through a major redesign and looks nothing like the previous Ridgeline but it now looks like a generic truck–not a bad thing though. While it looks much more like a truck, the 2017 Ridgeline is still built on a unibody platform to help save weight. Many truck enthusiasts will argue this is why the Ridgeline is not a real truck but if you’re just taking this to the home depot or best buy this is all you really need.

A couple popular features from the last generation Ridgeline have also made it into the newer model, namely the dual-action tailgate and hidden compartment (In Bed Trunk) to store your beverages for tailgating. Speaking of tailgating, Honda demonstrated the impressive 540W 6-speaker sound system built into the bed of the truck. They cranked it up during the unveiling and let me tell you, it was LOUD! The in-bed sound system is standard on the range-topping black edition but is available as an option on the lower trims. As with all new Honda models, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support is included.

The 2017 Ridgeline will be available with a 3.5L V6 (probably a retuned unit from the Pilot) in your choice of FWD or AWD with torque vectoring.

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