2017 Honda Ridgeline Florence SC
Though Honda has an impressive lineup, there’s been one model surprisingly absent for the past few years: The Ridgeline. This capable pickup truck was a long-time favorite for Honda fans, who’ve been forced to buy used models since it last made an appearance in 2014. Fortunately, this is changing with the 2017 Honda Ridgeline available in Florence SC. It may have been a long wait, but Honda is proving it was well-worth it with a host of new features to enhance the driving experience.
Honda has had plenty of time to rebuild the Ridgeline from the ground up, so the first thing you’ll notice is a completely new appearance. The bed of the truck, which previously had a bulky look, has been slipped down for an attractive and bold profile. The windows have a sleeker shape, the hood has a chiseled appearance that sweeps back into the windshield and the headlights are a slimmer shape. Overall, it’s clearly more modern in appearance, while improving on rugged capabilities.
Under the hood of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline will be a 3.5-liter V6 direct-injected i-VTEC engine. The transmission has been updated from a five-speed automatic to a six-speed, for even smoother gear shifts. Plus, for the first time, the Ridgeline will be available in both front- and all-wheel drive.
8-inch Display Audio
Whether you use the Ridgeline for work or play, it helps to have an audio system that is quick and simple to use. The large 8-inch audio display makes it fast to navigate and you have full access to HondaLink infotainment and the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces are available.
In-Bed Audio System
Though the in-bed trunk has always been a unique feature for the Honda Ridgeline, the bed gets even better this year with an available audio system to allow you to listen to music outdoors. This is perfect for when you tailgate as well as on a job site as the six-speakers produce up to 540 watts.
What’s new for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline?
After a three-year hiatus, it would be shocking to see the 2017 Honda Ridgeline released without significant changes. Knowing how innovative Honda is as a company, this obviously hasn’t happened. Putting styling differences aside, the model has a significant increase in standard and available features. One of the most noteworthy things is the available AWD system, which was not an option during previous model years. This new system has the i-VTM4 torque-vectoring functionality that ensures the right amount of power goes to each wheel, so you won’t get stuck or lose traction, but you also won’t waste much fuel when the extra power isn’t needed. An Intelligent Terrain Management system makes the AWD option even more impressive, as it can sense different driving surfaces and adjust accordingly.
When it comes to comfort, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline aims to provide more interior space than ever before, plus comfortable and supportive seats are made to keep the passengers just as comfortable as the driver. The eight-inch audio system provides a large and bright screen to easily access HondaLink infotainment system features, which include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity for the first time. Other available features will include premium leather seating and tri-zone climate control to create the perfect atmosphere for everyone in the cabin.
Moving to the bed of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, you’ll notice the integrated trunk now has a built-in drain and a locking mechanism, making it easier to clean and easier to keep expensive tools secure. An available audio system also improves tailgate parties or makes the time at worksites pass quickly as the 540-watt, six-speaker audio system provides crisp sound.
Honda has clearly taken into account just what drivers want in a pickup truck, and designed the Ridgeline to meet these desires. To learn more about availability of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, contact us or stop by Cale Yarborough Honda, serving the Florence, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Sumter, Conway and Hartsville, SC areas.