Middletown Honda Dealers Love The 2017 Ridgeline
The Honda Ridgeline was once something of an enigma. Half pickup and half SUV, the Ridgeline had its adherents, but frankly, it also has some people scratching their heads. Now, the doubters are joining the believers, because after a two-year hiatus, Honda rolls out the redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline. This midsize pickup is gaining traction at dealers across the country, including the Middletown area Honda dealer.
For 2017, the Ridgeline gets a new design that makes it look more like a conventional pickup truck. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline still provides unparalleled handling via its unibody construction and four-wheel independent suspension. In addition to its part-time four-wheel drive, the Ridgeline is now available with front-wheel-drive. The in-bed trunk is larger and the truck bed is longer. Other new features include a stronger V-6 engine, a more upmarket cabin and new safety equipment.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a midsize four-door crew-cab pickup that seats five. Schaller Honda, serving as your Middletown Honda dealer, pointed out that with seven trim levels on offer, the Ridgeline can had in configurations for every customer. The trims are listed as RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition. All but the RTL-E and Black Edition can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive. The RTL-R and Black Edition are only offered with all-wheel drive.
Here are some highlights of each model:
- RT: Includes 18-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, AC, a tow hitch, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power locks (includes tailgate), push-button start, a 4.2-inch information screen, a seven-speaker audio setup with a USB port and a 5-inch screen interface, and Bluetooth connectivity.
- RTS: Adds foglights, keyless entry, remote engine start, body-color door and tailgate handles, automatic climate control and Honda’s Homelink system.
- Sport: Starts with the RTS and adds black exterior trim, gray-painted alloys and red interior footwell lighting.
- RTL: Adds leather seating, heated front seats, eight-way power-adjustable driver seats, and four-way power-adjustable passenger seats. All-wheel drive models get an acoustic windshield and heated outside mirrors.
- RTL-T: Starts with the RTL and adds a blind-spot camera and LED daytime running lights. An audio system with an 8-inch touchscreen includes HD radio, satellite radio, a nav system, three additional USB ports and Apple Carplay/Android audio smartphone connectivity.
- RTL-E: Includes a suite of advanced safety equipment, a sunroof, driver-seat memory settings, LED headlights, a front passenger armrest, a heated steering wheel, parking sensors, power-sliding rear windows, LED cargo lights and a power outlet in the bed, and an upgraded audio setup with a truck-bed speaker system.
- Black Edition: Starts with the features of the RTL-E and includes black paint, black trim, black-painted wheels, a black headliner and black leather seats with red accents.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Ridgeline is 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway.* Towing capacity is 5,000 pounds, which is sufficient to pull an ATV or a small boat.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.