You might have heard of the saying “don’t judge a book by it cover” and when it comes to the 2017 Honda Ridgeline it may be a case of not judging a book by its price either. This is because if you look at the price tag of the Ridgeline you could be put off from buying it. However, the vehicle happens to be well worth that price.
If you are looking for a truck that offers up plenty of comfort when driving long distances, offers an EPA rating that is superb, has great performance and is packed with tech, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers it all.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has an improved wheelbase and a gain of 3.2 inches this time around. It has gained 3.1 inches in length, 0.5 in height and 0.8 inch in width. The bed has also grown to 5 feet 4 inches, so its 3 inches bigger than its predecessor. While it may have grown slightly in stature it has also managed to lost 73 pounds.
The ride and handling is precise thanks to the independent rear suspension and unibody structure. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers up a feel that is compact and tidy and the bed is very practical.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers up the V6 VTEC 3.5 litre engine and it can go from standing still to 60mph in only 7.3 seconds and reaches a quarter mile in 15.7 seconds at 89.1mph.
You can expect to get 16.5mpg driving around the city and on the highway around 25.8mpg, combined you can expect to get 21mpg. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is able to tow 3,500 pounds in two-wheel drive and 5,000 if you go for all-wheel drive. It carries about 1,500 pounds of weight in its bed.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline isn’t short on technology, in the bed liner there is an audio system and there is a big cargo stash that is also hidden under the bedliner and which could essentially be big enough to be transformed into a Jacuzzi for two at the side of the road. The tailgate can be swung open or flipped down, which is an added bonus, depending on what you want to load into the bed.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline starts at just a little over $30,000 and goes upwards of $40,000 but it is worth every penny, if you like your truck to be stylish and comfortable and packed with tech.