The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Offers Superior Performance

  • Honda Ridgeline

    For Tri-State drivers looking for a pickup truck, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is breaking the mold with a superior performance, excellent fuel economy, and a standard towing capacity not found on any competitive models. Inside and out, the Ridgeline is redefining what drivers can expect from a pickup truck, from strength and fuel economy to comfort and utility.


The Honda Ridgeline offers a powerful performance on the road, thanks to its 3.5L V6 engine under the hood. Drivers will get up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.

AWD and 2WD

The Ridgeline comes with an available i-VTMA AWD system. It includes four traction management settings for normal road conditions, and snow, mud, or sand when you need a bit more stability and control.

The front-wheel drive Ridgeline offers many advantages over the rear-wheel drive systems in competitive truck models. 2WD Ridgeline models will get a slightly better fuel economy over its AWD counterpart for drivers who want to make less frequent visits to the pump. It also has more space for passengers inside and more cargo room in the truck bed.

Honda Ridgeline

Fuel Economy

Whether you need AWD or are looking at the 2WD Ridgeline, you’ll still be getting a pickup truck with one of the best fuel economies in its class. Thanks in part to unit body construction, the body panels and chassis of the Ridgeline are one molded unit, which provides a rigid and strong construction with a lighter structure to deliver superior fuel economy. AWD Ridgeline models get an EPA-estimated 18 city / 25 highway / 21 combined mpg.* With 2WD models, that improves to 19 city / 26 highway / 22 combined mpg.*

You won’t find those same numbers with other pickup trucks on the road. For comparison, let’s look at the fuel economy estimates of some of the Ridgeline’s main competitors:

  • 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab – 17 city / 24 highway / 20 combined mpg
  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma – 19 city / 22 highway / 20 combined mpg
  • 2016 Nissan Frontier – 16 city / 22 highway / 18 combined mpg

Towing Capacity

Unlike the other competitive truck models, the Ridgeline also comes fully equipped and ready to tow with no additional equipment to buy. Towing stability, towing pre-wiring, tow hooks, and trailer hitch are all a part of the Ridgeline’s list of standard equipment. The AWD model is ready to tow up to 5,000 pounds. To get the Colorado, Tacoma, and Frontier equipped with towing pre-wiring or a trailer hitch, you’ll have to either choose to add them as options for an extra cost or explore higher trim levels that do offer those features.

Honda Ridgeline

Cargo and the Box

The box of the Ridgeline is also a point of departure from your average pickup truck. Designed wide with minimal wheel well housings, the floor of the bed is flat and can even accommodate 4×8-foot sheets of plywood.

Honda Ridgeline
To make loading and unloading easier and more flexible, there is a dual-action tailgate, which opens down, in the traditional way, or swings out like a door. A 150W/400W truck-bed outlet is available and makes it convenient to power up tools or other devices. The Ridgeline box also has a lockable trunk that measures at 7.3 cubic feet so you can store items you want to keep out of sight or protected from the elements. It also comes equipped with a drain plug so you can put wet items inside and not worry about cleanup, or even fill it up with ice and use it as an ice chest.

Lastly, the box also comes with an available industry-first truck-bed audio system. It uses exciter technology so it won’t be damaged by cargo or weather and the sound pumping out won’t be muffled, even if the bed is full of mulch or snow.

Cargo and Storage Inside

Inside the cabin, you’ll find plenty of space for both passengers and cargo. A 60/40-split bench seat offers multiple seating and cargo configurations. You can even store items under the rear seat, tucked away from the feet of the passengers, so everybody has enough room. The Ridgeline also has armrest storage, overhead console storage, seatback storage, and an available roof rack accessory. With all that cargo space and storage, the Ridgeline still has the roomiest passenger volume, measuring at 109.7 cubic feet. For comparison, the Tacoma only has a maximum passenger volume of 56.1 cubic feet. And though the Frontier is roomier than that, it still stops short at just 101.1 cubic feet.

Honda Ridgeline

Test Drive Today

For Tri-State drivers, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers superior performance and better fuel economy than the competition, as well as standard towing capacity and cargo features that can’t be beat. Find out more about everything the Ridgeline has to offer by visiting any Tri-State Honda Dealer today, and get behind the wheel for some firsthand experience of this impressive pickup.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
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