The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is going to be back in the market after almost 2 years. Let us see what it is going to offer to us…
This pickup truck is one of the favorites for users out there. Due to its popularity, the car maker decided to give their truck some refinement and we hope that it would stick true to its name. You can say that the makers are moving in the right direction.
You can find some modern accessories and amenities. You would have noticed that the new models of the Ridgeline were SUV-like, with bed added on its back. But, you would be pleasantly surprised to know that the vehicle comes with a new classic truck, and it is going to be based on the Honda`s Global Truck platform. It means that, it is bad news for the Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, and Nissan Frontier.
The makers want to be aggressive, this time which is a surprise from Honda company and rightly so.
What are the 2018 Honda Ridgeline changes for this year?
Will be there some changes on its look?
The exteriors might not seem too many modifications keeping in mind, it is just a pickup truck. Since it was updated last year, it comes with a slightly improvement and same redesign. The car maker has made several testing to ensure that the exterior portion of the vehicle is on par with the engine and capabilities of the interior of this amazing vehicle. It will be available in seven trim levels: RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition.
There will be more music in the bed!
What distinguish the new 2018 Ridgeline from its competitors is couple things. First of all there is a Dual-Action tailgate which means that it can be opened as a typical truck tailgate but there is also an option to swing open to the side – just like a car door. Second thing is In-Bed Trunk that keeps equipment in secured place from other people eyes and from weather conditions. With 7.3 – cu.ft. capacity you can store a pretty large items. Third is a Honda`s unique Truck Bed Audio system with the RTL-E and Black Edition models which combines six speakers that are waterproof.
Review the interior.
The interiors of the vehicle see usage of upgraded systems and new technologies. It comes with a modern and classic design. The bold looks of the interior have made it look a lot aggressive when compared to its previous models. Roof will be equipped with powered moonroof that also has tilt availability. Interior lightning is made with LED technology while upholstery is going to be made of soft-touch materials. Front seats and steering wheel will have heating function while center console will be equipped with 8” touchscreen display.
What about its safety features updates?
Infotainment system will be standard for all models and it is going to feature SiriusXM Radio, compatibility for smartphones (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), HondaLink car system and SMS function. Base RT model will be equipped with Air condition system while all other models will feature Tri-Zone automatic climate control. Among other things, there will be plenty of safety features available such as Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control, Parking Sensors, Blind Spot Information, Honda LaneWatch, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor, etc. Just like its predecessor the 2018 Honda Ridgeline will be come with Honda Sensing system that includes Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation and Adaptive Cruise Control.
New Honda Ridgeline 2018 will have only one engine.
There is only one engine available under the hood of the new Honda Ridgeline 2018. The new Honda`s pickup truck comes with a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine, which is similar to the one used in the Honda Pilot. This engine can generate 280 horsepower and just over 260 lb-ft of torque. There is only one transmission available – 6-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive system is standard on all models except RTL-E and Black Edition models. Those two models come only with AWD that is optional for other grades. Fuel economy is rated at 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway for FWD drivetrain but if you chose AWD this number should drop for one point.
2018 Honda Ridgeline price and release date
The new Honda Ridgeline 2018 should be released by the end of the year. However, with the working of Honda, you can expect them to launch their vehicle sooner. For the base variant of the model, you might have to pay $ 30,000 while Black Edition will cost over $42,000.
It should not be priced more than that. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline comes with several new features inside the cabin. When you count available features and engine specifications, it is worth that price. If you are looking for a good package, then you should go in for the vehicle as you won’t be left disappointed.