2017 Honda Ridgeline Lacks When It Comes To Choice
Honda has been selling the Honda Ridgeline at the rate of around 4,000 units each month. While this may sound good, rivals have been selling their vehicles at a rate of around 10,000 units. The reason why the Ridgeline isn’t as popular may be down to the fact that it isn’t offered with a lot of choice and people have to hand over $29,500 or go without.
If you go for the Honda Ridgeline you don’t have the choice of the long or short bed and there isn’t the choice of extended, crew or regular cab.
The Honda Ridgeline is offered with the four doors that are on the Honda Pilot, while the cabin has been taken from the SUV with three rows. It is said that 30% of the components of the Ridgeline have been taken from the Honda Pilot.
You cannot choose between diesel or four cylinder engine as the Honda Ridgeline offers up the V6 3.5 diesel engine and this gives out 280 horses, which happens to be the same as that of the Honda Pilot. The Ridgeline offers the 6 speed automatic gears and not the 9 speed.
If you don’t want to pay out $40,000 there are some features that you can do without. These are the keyless entry, fewer buttons, bigger infotainment system and the bed audio system.
The bed audio system was of course one of the first things that was promoted in an ad from Honda during the Super Bowl.
You can choose to have AWD or FWD but you cannot opt out of the hidden storage area, which is in the composite bed of the Honda Ridgeline.