New Details About the 2017 Honda Ridgeline Redesign

September 10th, 2015 by

2017 Honda RidgelineGoshen and Monroe drivers are eager for news concerning the upcoming 2017 Honda Ridgeline redesign, and we’re happy to share important details about how this pickup will evolve. First introduced in 2005, the angular styling and car-like profile of the Ridgeline have made it a strong contender in the light pickup segment, but the 2017 model promises to take its design to a whole new level.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Design

The 2017 model will be a completely redesigned Ridgeline, so exact details are slowly becoming available. However, a recent sighting of a Ridgeline prototype has allowed industry experts to develop a fuller understanding of possible updates. The new model seems to be based on the same platform as the popular Honda Pilot SUV, with a similar front end and grille discernible through its camouflage cladding. At the same time, a vertical rear C-pillar and horizontal bedsides seem to suggest that the upcoming Ridgeline will be closer to a traditional pickup.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Powertrain

The redesigned Ridgeline is expected to be equipped with the same 3.5L direct-injection V6 engine that makes 280 hp for the 2016 Pilot, along with its available 9-speed automatic transmission system possibly offered as an option. The turbodiesel V6 engine, which was under consideration for the outgoing Pilot, could find its way into the 2017 Ridgeline, though this has not been officially confirmed by the manufacturer yet. What we can say is that new cylinder deactivation technology is expected to dramatically reduce fuel-consumption for this model. Drivers will be able to look forward to a smooth, car-like drive that boosts both power and efficiency.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Heritage

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline redesign will provide plenty of upgrades and improvements for Goshen and Monroe drivers to enjoy, but it’s also expected to retain several of the elements that made previous models so popular. The low, flat floor that ensures a roomy rear seat should return, as well as the two-way tailgate, and the lockable trunk cooler recessed within its cargo bed walls.

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Redesign Promises Big Things for American Drivers

At Middletown Honda, we can’t wait to share more about the upcoming 2017 Honda Ridgeline redesign. If you’d like any further information, make sure to contact one of our team members today.