|2WD – in. (mm)|
|AWD – in. (mm)||70.8 (1,798)|
|Base 2WD – lbs. (kg)|
|Base AWD – lbs. (kg)||4,431 (2,010)|
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
USA - Honda releases all the info you will need on the brand new Ridgeline Pick Up Truck.
Premium Style and Features
The all-new 2017 Ridgeline sports a sleek, sophisticated and rugged exterior design, incorporating new premium features including standard LED taillights and available features such as LED projector headlights and LED daytime running lights.
The premium quality of the new Ridgeline carries over to the interior, where designers have applied high quality, soft-touch materials throughout the cabin and added thoughtful details such as LED map lighting (see the Interior section for more information on interior styling).
Additional high-end amenities include a standard 4.2-inch color display, available heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. All models also come standard with a Class III towing hitch and AWD modes add a 7-pin wiring connector.
Innovative and Versatile Pickup Bed
The 2017 Ridgeline's new UV-stabilized, ultra-high strength glass fiber-reinforced SMC composite bed is longer (+3.9 inches, or 100 mm) and wider (+5.5 inches, or 140 mm) than in the previous model and is the only bed in the midsize class that can flat haul 4-foot-wide items, such as drywall or plywood panels on the floor between the wheel wells. The new Ridgeline bed also boasts numerous Honda-exclusive features and capabilities, including a highly versatile Dual-Action Tailgate, a redesigned In-Bed Trunk with fully flat floor and an available world's first Truck Bed Audio System, making this new Ridgeline the ultimate tailgating vehicle. An available 115V AC in-bed power outlet with up to 400-watt charging (with engine running) and eight standard 350-pound (159 kg) tie-down cleats complete the Ridgeline's capable and versatile bed design. The dent and scratch resistant bed construction is designed for rugged daily use and does not require the protection of a bed liner like conventional steel or aluminum beds.
Advanced Powertrain and All-Wheel-Drive Technology
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a new 3.5-liter direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC™ V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) mated to a wide ratio 6-speed automatic transmission. Peak engine output of 280 horsepower (+30HP over the previous model) and 262 lb.-ft. of torque (+15 lb.-ft.), along with a 78-pound average reduction in curb weight and a more aerodynamically efficient exterior design, combine to deliver the quickest 0-60 mph acceleration and receive the highest EPA fuel-economy ratings in the midsize pickup truck class.
Intelligent Traction Management
This new Ridgeline features a button-operated Intelligent Traction Management System that offers different operating modes: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand for AWD models, Normal and Snow for 2WD versions. Developed, tuned and tested in challenging environments in the U.S. and around the world – including in Imperial Dunes "Glamis", California; Moscow, Russia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates – the Intelligent Traction Management system allows the driver to select the operating mode that best suits the driving conditions by simply pushing a button on the vehicle's center console. Based on the setting selected, the system adjusts the drive-by-wire throttle map, transmission shift map, Vehicle Stability Assist™ engagement and i-VTM4 torque distribution (for AWD-equipped models) for optimal performance in a variety of surface conditions.
The new Ridgeline delivers the most advanced technology and connectivity that Honda has to offer, including an available 8-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio connectivity interface with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility for seamless integration of compatible smartphone features and functions, including smartphone-powered navigation capabilities.
Advanced Safety Performance
Utilizing Honda's second-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and "3-bone" front floor construction, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems and available Honda Sensing™ safety and driver-assistive technologies, the 2017 Ridgeline targets the highest available crash safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including an a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score in the NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ score from the IIHS, including a GOOD rating in the Institute's rigorous small overlap frontal collision test.
To further enhance the utility and provide personalization opportunities for the 2017 Ridgeline, Honda developed a broad range of Honda Genuine Accessories simultaneously with the truck. Examples include: