A true winner amongst 2017’s , the redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been styled to look more like a conventional pick-up while retaining the spacious interior comfort of an SUV. What’s more, a combination of existing and new innovations gives it a variety of features that no other vehicle in the mid-size pick-up market offers.
With gross combined weight rating of 8,201 pounds on two-wheel-drive and 9,986 pounds on all-wheel-drive models, the has improved towing capabilities. The truck also has a pick-up-bed wide enough to fit a quad bike, clever storage spaces under the back seats, and a ‘trunk’ in the pick-up-bed.
Although Honda’s 6-speed transmission has been retained, adjusted gear ratios make for a quick response from a dead stop and quick transitions. Suspension has been completely revised, resulting in a smooth ride on the open road. It also boasts one of the quietest interiors on the market, with sound insulating materials to reduce road-induced noise.
While the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is not as rugged as some of its body-on-frame competitors, it handles more than adequately. In addition to redesigned suspension, a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system allows drivers to select driving conditions (normal, snow, mud, and sand) and let the onboard computers handle throttle response and traction control.
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