2017 Honda Ridgeline Buyers Don’t Get Much Choice
The Honda Ridgeline sells on average around 4,000 units per month, while some of the rivals sell over 10,000 units. However there may be a good reason why this happens, this is due to the fact that it doesn’t really offer buyers that much by way of choice. Buyers have to pay $29, 500 or they should go elsewhere.
Buyers don’t get the option of purchasing the long or short bed and they don’t have to choose between the regular, extended or crew cab. The Honda Ridgeline is offered with the four doors that are seen on the Honda Pilot and the cabin is almost the same as the three row SUV. Around 30% of the components of the Ridgeline are seen on the Honda Pilot.
There is also no choice between four cylinder or diesel as there is the V6 3.5 litre offering 280 horses and this is the same as the one on the Honda Pilot. It does have its own six speed automatic, not the nine speed auto from the SUV.
While there isn’t any big attributes to choose from there are smaller features that are offered with the Honda Ridgeline that you can choose not to include, unless you want to pay around $40,000.
These include the larger infotainment system, the leather seating, fewer buttons on the display, keyless ignition and keyless entry and other things. One of the most prominent is the bed audio system with the bed walls being the speakers.
This was one of the things that was promoted about the Honda Ridgeline and they did it via a Super Bowl ad. The vehicle also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.