We only know the very general details about the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and this is the new entry heading into the mid-sized pickup market. It doesn’t have a focus on towing and payload as the Nissan Frontier, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma, as it is a tailgate truck.
The Honda Ridgeline is able to still perform all of the trucking activities that are essential and it offers 280 horses along with 260 torque thanks to the V6 2.5 litre engine and it can tow 5,000lbs. One thing that the Ridgeline is good at is offering superb fuel economy and it does this better than the diesel version of the Chevrolet Colorado.
The Chevrolet Colorado offers up the 2.8 litre Duramax engine and it offers up 24mpg combined. What is disappointing about the Ridgeline is that the first generation model only offered around 19mpg, but the new version thankfully does much better.
The Honda Pilot offers the V6 engine, which is the same as the Ridgeline, but the pickup offers less EPA fuel economy estimates. The Pilot offers 24mpg combined and the FWD version offers less at 23mpg.
Along with the Honda Ridgeline, Honda Pilot and Chevrolet Colorado, the Tacoma and Frontier offer up 22mpg combined.