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Honda Ridgeline brings unibody with i-VTEC V-6

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Edward Green | Wednesday May 11, 2016 7:41AM ET
Honda Ridgeline
Truck   Based on Global Light Truck platform

The all-new 2017 Ridgeline is challenging conventional thinking in the pickup truck market with its exclusive features, design and technology.

Honda RidgelineThe new Ridgeline is based on Honda's Global Light Truck platform with its rigid yet lightweight unibody construction, ACE body structure and sophisticated, fully independent suspension, delivering a higher level of ride and handling refinement than conventional body-on-frame designs. The engine is a 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 with a 6-speed automatic transmission, targeting best-in-class acceleration performance and segment-leading EPA fuel economy ratings.

Honda RidgelineThe Ridgeline also will be available for the first time in both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations. All-wheel-drive models will utilize Honda's i-VTM4 torque vectoring AWD technology, featuring Intelligent Terrain Management with Normal, Sand, Snow and Mud modes. The composite, UV-stabilized and scratch-resistant bed boasts a number of features that add to its versatility, including an In-Bed Trunk, dual-action tailgate, available 400-watt AC power inverter and the industry's first in-bed audio system.

Honda RidgelineInside, the Ridgeline boasts the largest, most versatile and sophisticated cabin in a midsize 4-door pickup, featuring high-grade materials and finishes, available leather trim and all the latest technologies that Honda has to offer, including tri-zone climate control, push button start, a full-color TFT center meter and available 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility. The new in-bed audio system utilizes six exciters, in place of conventional speakers, pumping out sound with up to 540 watts of power.

Honda RidgelineThe Ridgeline's 60/40-split and folding second-row seat provides the ultimate versatility for people- and cargo-hauling utility. With the seats folded down, the Ridgeline will comfortably carry up to five people while still accommodating long items, like a set of golf clubs, under the rear seat. Folding up one or both sides of the 60/40-split seat bottom opens up the back to carry tall and bulky items. The new Honda was designed, developed and manufactured in America.


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