For pickup truck fans across America, there are a few significant brands and models which can occupy your attention. One of them is surely 2018 Honda Ridgeline which has a deep root in this segment. In January 2016, the carmaker showed the second generation of this model known as 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Further, much time has passed and we can start to talk about updated version for 2018. What kind of changes you expect? For just one year you can’t expect more except a couple of minor changes on the design and technology.
First of all, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline retains some original components from past but it also adds some new. New Ridgeline is a typical pickup truck based on a unibody construction. Second, the need for comfort and easier manage of user interface brings new technologies. To sum it up, it’s certainly vehicle which attracts potential customers especially on the world market.
2018 Honda Ridgeline – Exterior
On every part of the body, you can notice some details which are taken from Honda Pilot. For example, it now gets conventional styling and an evolutionary with more elegant shapes, lines, accents etc. In addition, designers specially treated cargo box which is now enlarged in width and also length. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline will also have different front fascia. There is somewhat different grille with three horizontal bars. Next to it, on both sides, you can recognize new LED headlights with stronger intensity and much better visibility on the roads. You can notice the new insert on the top of the aerodynamic hood just as and the lower section under the grille. New fog lights, big wheel arches and modern design of alloy wheels make a nice profile.
The exterior has one line which flows across the door handles and ends in the rear part. One more important thing is side sills which enable easy entrance into the cabin. Finally, the cargo bed is advanced with new anti-rust materials and dual-tailgate system.
2018 Honda Ridgeline – Two Additional Trim
When we talk about trim levels, there were only five standard trims but now there are seven. That means two additional trim unlike before. Those are RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition. Depending on the trim selection you can get different devices, safety features or colors. As the main advantage, we speak about crew cabin with two rows of the seats with enough space for knee and head. For example, the first two trims have remote engine start function, three-zone automatic climate control, and others. The upper trim levels include more luxurious materials and systems. The drive is certainly more pleasurable with an acoustic windshield or heated front seat. Further, don’t forget advanced infotainment system with modern connectivity options. All-in-all, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline provides the best options for you.
2018 Honda Ridgeline – Specification
Specification includes one engine and we talk about 3.5-liter J-series V6. According to reports of the manufacturer, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline produces around 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Everything here sounds like something that we saw in Honda Pilot SUV. Our advice is to compare these two vehicles in this department. Further, engineers have worked to improve brake response, weight reduction, and increases performances. The engine sends torque to all four wheels or toward the front wheels.
2018 Honda Ridgeline – Price
You could expect the newest model somewhere in 2017. The final price is influenced by few important things. The base model will be higher than $ 30,000. Two key competitors are Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado.