In 2017, the midsize Honda Ridgeline made its reappearance after a few-year-long hiatus. With just a year under its belt after re-entering Honda’s lineup, we anticipate this light-duty pickup to rollover essentially the same.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Design
As a carryover, we anticipate the new model to be essentially identical next to the existing model. It’ll continue with its Pilot-inspired front end and truck bed. It’s this bed that makes this model so special, as it features a dual-action tailgate that opens like a traditional pickup but can also pivot on a side hinge. It even features an optional in-bed audio system and a built-in cooler/trunk for tailgating.
Inside, we expect the absence of changes to continue. This is absolutely not an issue, as the current Ridgeline has about as comfy an interior as you can get in a pickup. This convenience is thanks to its offered high-end materials, advanced infotainment system, high levels of insulation and softer-than-usual ride. We could see a couple of small tweaks to the infotainment system in the new year, however this remains unofficial for now.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Engine
Under its hood, we expect the 3.6-liter V6 to stay unchanged at 280 horse power and its standard front-wheel-drive setup to remain the same too. All-wheel drive will remain an option for those trying to find a little additional traction. If there is one drawback to this V6 engine and uni-body chassis, it’s the model’s modest 5,000-pound towing capacity, which must also stay the very same in the brand-new year.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Safety
The IIHS has yet to fully check the present ridgeline, however in the 2 crash evaluates it’s completed– moderate-overlap and side– it got “Good” scores. It also received a “Superior” rating in front crash avoidance, thanks to its optional crash mitigation braking, putting it in a good position to earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ classification.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Price and Release Date
While the main release date for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline stays unidentified, we anticipate its arrival in the summer season of 2017. Official rates for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline remains unidentified for now, however it shouldn’t be far from the existing model’s series of $30,375 to $43,770. While this pricing makes it tough to take on base-level midsize pickups, it does fall within the prices varieties of the Chevrolet Colorado ($20,995 to $36,390), the GMC Canyon ($21,880 to $39,200) and the Toyota Tacoma ($25,060 to $41,700).
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