The midsize pickup truck is a competitive segment, especially now that many truck-makers are introducing more and more model that fit the bill. When it comes to standing out, though, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline does so with ease. This quirky-looking, practical, and modern midsized HondaRidgeline is taking the segment to the next level, showing the competition how it’s done with ease.
Fully redesigned for the 2017 model year, the Ridgeline offers a number of improvements that put it above the competition. It has class-leading ride and handling, which makes it a comfortable daily driver. It also has an advanced all-wheel-drive system that features driver-selectable terrain settings, which makes it significantly more capable than the previous model. Because of this feature, it can go head-to-head with the Toyota Tacoma when it comes to heading off road.
When it comes to power, the 2017 Ridgeline comes in second only to the Chevrolet Colorado when the latter is equipped with its available V6 engine. Because of this, it means that the Ridgeline’s standard 3.5-liter V6 engine outworks the Colorado’s standard 2.5-liter engine, which only puts out 200. This makes the Ridgeline the best-in-class when it comes to power with a standard engine.
While the Ridgeline has the lowest towing capacity at 5,000 pounds, it outdoes the competition when it comes to payload rating, hauling an impressive 1,600 pounds compared to the Tacoma’s 1,175 pounds.
Overall, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline manages to outdo the competition in the midsize truck segment. If you are interested on learning more about Honda’s redesign pickup truck, then stop in to Wessel Honda.