2018 Honda Ridgeline is one of the biggest announcements that Honda has made in recent times. Its addition in the pickup truck segment has been immense, and it will continue its production of the high-performance pickup truck in the world market.
This model is the second generation from Ridgeline lineup, and it will be a revived truck with a lot of improvements in powertrain, bed rail, and various other body parts. As it is not a highly sophisticated car it is mainly targeted to the middle-class owner who was looking for the high-performance truck at a reasonable price.
This current Ridgeline model would appear with a lot of exterior improvement, but it will also reduce its body weight as it is using the lightweight body material. With new materials, it is enhancing its classy design structure making it much sleeker than the previous generation. At the front end, it will have a revised bumper, classy designed chrome grille, improved fog lamp, multi-reflector headlight and some other basic components.
At the rear part, it includes new taillight, dual action tailgate, privacy glass, integrated bed lights, in-bed trunk technology, high tension hooks for towing, pre-wired for trailer harness and class three trailer hitch. The overall measurement might reach up to 126 inches of wheelbase, 206 inches in length, 73-inch height and 78-inch width. The total bed trunk capacity is 1,550 lbs making it comfortable in carrying high amount loads.
Interior changes and additions
The engineers made a huge improvement in the interior thus the cabin looks a lot more enhanced than most of the pickup. The cabin is loaded with high-quality material and spacious sitting area. Because of its cost-effective nature, this truck won’t come up with the sophisticated or luxurious interior. But it would include all the basic components needed.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Features
It might equip leather stitched seats, ten-way power adjustable seats, adjustable seat belt and heated front seats. In terms of comfort, it might include dual-zone automatic air control, rearview mirror with the camera. Also, column mounted shifter system, illuminated vanity mirrors, flat rear floor and many new basic improvements that they haven’t disclosed. It also includes various entertainment components like touchscreen infotainment system with the powerful audio system, speakers including subwoofer and basic music connectivity.
An engine is a most important component of pick trucks so keeping that in mind Honda Ridgeline. It would come up with a 3.5-liter direct injected V6 engine. This unit producing 300 horsepower which it will borrow from 2018 Honda Pilot.
2018 Honda Ridgeline would be padded with a six-speed automatic transmission system. Also, with the option of both forward wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Fuel Economy and Price
This new powertrain will produce improved mileage as it will use lightweight body material and a new engine that will reduce the fuel consumption. 2018 Honda Ridgeline would be priced around $30,000.