2017 Honda Ridgeline is mentioned to be a bit similar as Honda Pilot. The company will not remove the current unique style as its trademark. At this time, it is issued that the company will converse the chassis to body-on-frame type but there is no confirmation yet from the official. The current model has unibody structure. Based on the sketch, the car will be featured with full-size cargo bed. Other reports stated that the car has divided tailgate to offer whether it will go with side-opening split type or side-split and traditional types for 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
2017 Honda Ridgeline Redesign
For all new models, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline will get award for its quality, performance and comfort by offering a completely new styling to make it flawless as a pickup. This car is quite unique with bold look. However, it is quite hard to find out more information for this new version because the available hints and speculations are still very little. It seems that the car will get big influence from Pilot models. Although there are no revealed pictures yet, it is predicted that the car has full size bed around the rear part of the cabin.
Furthermore, 2017 Honda Ridgeline has more acceptable towing capacity and cargo space than before. The highlight is the new center console and new innovation for its technology including the navigation, wireless technology, entertainment system and many more. There will be various equipment packages and configuration for the cabin with safety package that is quite promising to give best protection for all users. The possible sale is during 2016 but there is no estimation yet for the price tag.
We cannot confirm about the strong prediction that the 2017 Honda Ridgeline will share the same engine as Acura MDX or Honda Pilot. The possible engine to use is Earth Dreams direct inject V6 engine 3.5 liter in order to be paired with 6-speed automatic or the new 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The nine-speed auto transmission is assumed to have more durability for truck-like loads. What the company needs to do to give best solution is about dealing with the poor fuel economy.
It is expected that the development could be shown at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show or 2016 Detroit Auto Show. With those few changes, we think that 2017 Honda Ridgeline will come out with higher price tag compared to the old version.