2017 Honda Ridgeline Is Lacking For Choice
The Honda Ridgeline sells around 4,000 units each month, while the rivals tend to sell around 10,000 units per month. However it seems there is a good reason for this and the reason is that buyers don’t really have that much choice. They have to pay out $29,500 or they can lump it.
With the Honda Ridgeline you don’t get to choose whether you want a long or short bed and you cannot choose from the regular, crew cab or extended cab configuration.
You get four doors with the Honda Ridgeline that came from the Honda Pilot and the cabin is from the front of the three row SUV, with around 30% of the components that make up the Ridgeline being from the Honda Pilot.
There is no choice of four cylinder or diesel engine. If you want the Honda Ridgeline you get the V6 3.5 ltire engine offering up 280 horses and 262 torque, which also comes from the Honda Pilot. The Ridgeline doesn’t have the same gearing though as it offers up the 6 speed automatic and not the 9 speed.
There is a choice for smaller features though if you don’t want to pay around $40,000. These include dumping the larger infotainment system, keyless entry, make do with fewer buttons and leave out the bed audio system.
The bed audio system was the first thing that was promoted in the Honda Ridgeline by Honda during the Super Bowl.
What you cannot opt out of is the storage area that is hidden in the composite bed, but you can choose AWD or FWD.