New Honda Ridgeline Hits the Market
July 28, 2017
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The 2018 Honda Ridgeline has arrived in dealerships nationwide. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline was named North American Truck of the Year, and is the only pickup truck to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating2 from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (the 2018 model has not yet been rated), according to Honda.
The Ridgeline has fuel economy ratings of 19/26/22 (city/highway/combined) for 2WD and 18/25/21 for AWD models.
For the new model year, Ridgeline’s trims have been streamlined from 12 to nine, including all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive variants, to better suit the needs of midsize truck buyers and providing a more compelling value. The 2018 model comes with two additional exterior color choices for the Sport trim, with White Diamond Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic joining Crystal Black Pearl.
The Ridgeline still features the Dual Action Tailgate that provides easy access to an In-Bed Trunk that doubles as a cooler and an available factory-installed Truck Bed Audio System.
Available advanced technologies include an 8-inch display audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, HD Radio, SiriusXM 2.0, up to four USB ports and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System.
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is also still powered by the 3.5-liter direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management, mated to a wide ratio 6-speed automatic transmission, with peak engine outputs of 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque.
All-wheel-drive models utilize Honda’s AWD technology, Intelligent Variable Torque Management.
Honda Ridgeline is manufactured in Lincoln, Alabama.
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