A year after a new generation will make its debut, 2019 Honda Ridgeline will be arriving with almost no changes. The second generation of Honda Ridgeline has been long awaited, and the car manufacturer recently unveiled it. Original Ridgeline was killed off by Honda in 2014. However, this new model will still be carrying the same brand name.
This upcoming variant will be retaining its unibody platform, but its design will be much like a traditional pickup truck. As far as styling is concerned, this new Ridgeline will be very similar to the likes of GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. The former models are the toughest competitor for 2019 Honda Ridgeline.
Design and Features
This upcoming model will be based on a unibody platform, just like the first generation model. It will be sharing its body architecture with that of Honda Pilot. Apart from the platform, it will also have some other unconventional features similar to its predecessor. Bed with lockable storage and the two-way tailgate is an example of such features.
Despite inheriting some features from the previous model, this 2019 Honda Ridgeline would still be adopting a conventional style. The car manufacturer doesn’t want its styling to be too much different from rest of the segment. Most interesting feature to be seen on the model that was recently revealed was its front end, which featured a large Honda logo. Coming to dimensions, this new model with 64 inches long and 60 inches wide, this makes it 4 inches longer and 5.4 inches wider than its predecessor.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Cabin
As far as interiors are concerned, you can expect this upcoming Ridgeline to come with a cargo bed that is significantly larger than that of the previous model. Honda claims that cargo bed of this car is largest in the current mid-size pickup truck segment. This new cargo bed of 2019 Honda Ridgeline will also be featuring a 540-watt audio system with six speakers. This audio system will be integrated with its bed walls.
As much as five passengers can be accommodated in this vehicle, and its cabin will offer several upgraded materials. You can expect latest infotainment system from Honda consisting of an eight-inch touchscreen along with Android Auto or Apple Car Play feature. With advanced safety systems, this upcoming model should offer complete safety of passengers.
2019 Honda Ridgeline will be having a 3.5-liter V6 engine under its hood, which also powers new Honda Pilot SUV. Honda is yet to release any official output numbers for this model. The first generation of this model had a 3.5-liter V6 engine, with an output of 250 HP and 247 lb-ft of torque.
Currently, the engine powering Pilot generates 280 HP along with 268 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy numbers are still unknown for this model, but Honda expects it to offer best fuel efficiency in its class.
Price and Release Date
2019 Honda Ridgeline is expected to be released by the end of 2018. Even though exact details haven’t been officially announced, it is expected to be priced around $30,000.