Lack Of Choice For 2017 Honda Ridgeline Buyers
On average the Honda Ridgeline sells around 4,000 units per month while its competition often sells around 10,000 units. The Ridgeline does have good reason why its behind and this is due to the fact that buyers aren’t offered up many options, they can hand over $29, 500 or not.
With the Honda Ridgeline there isn’t the choice of a short or long bed and you cannot go for a different cab. It offers up the four doors on the Pilot and the cab is almost the front half of that of the three row SUV. In fact about 30% of the components found on the Ridgeline have been shared with the Honda Pilot.
There isn’t the choice of four cylinder or diesel engine, there is the 3.5 litre V6 engine and this offers up 280 horses, which also comes from the Pilot. There is one thing that it doesn’t borrow from the Honda Pilot and this is the nine speed automatic transmission as it uses the six speed automatic.
There are some choices that you can refuse if you want to save around $40,000. For instance you could avoid the larger infotainment display, keyless ignition and entry and the biggest of the add-ons, the bed audio system with bed walls as speakers.
What you cannot get away without on the Honda Ridgeline is the storage area that is under the composite bed, but you can choose AWD or FWD.