New Honda First Look: 2017 Honda Ridgeline. The Reviews Are In. This Truck is Rock Solid! for Sale in Jersey City, NJ

June 21st, 2016 by

17Ridgeline_mountainsCoverThe redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline may only be just now arriving in the dealership, but reviewers have already been putting it through its paces. And the news is great! This rugged revamp of the versatile midsized truck has a lot of them saying wow. Here is a round-up of reviews for you to get a great first impression.

U.S. News and World Report

Ranking the 2017 Honda Ridgeline #1 in Compact Pickup Trucks, U.S. News obviously had many great things to say about it. Here are a few of the highlights:

On Performance: “A Composed Ride”

When it comes to ride quality, the Ridgeline might be the cream of the compact pickup crop. Its ride is comfortable regardless of road condition, and it even remains smooth when you take it off road. Unlike most trucks, which are rear-wheel drive, the Ridgeline comes standard with front-wheel drive.

Of the Ridgeline Interior: An “Upscale Cabin… Built for Tailgating”

The Ridgeline’s interior includes the kind of soft-touch materials that would look right at home in a comfort-oriented sedan. The cabin is one of the nicest in the class, and it’s plenty spacious. The driver has a commanding view of the road, and the front seats provide all-day comfort. The rear seats are also a pleasant spot to ride in, and they have ample room for adults to fit comfortably.

…the Ridgeline offers a number of options that are unique to the class. It might be the best tailgate vehicle on the market thanks to the in-bed audio system, which effectively turns the Ridgeline into a large boombox. There’s also an in-bed power outlet with enough juice to hook up a television so you don’t miss any other games while you’re grilling out ahead of yours.

Of course, no tailgate is complete without some cold beverages, and you can store them in the Ridgeline’s built-in trunk, which lies underneath the bed. It has a flat bottom, making it a convenient spot for just about anything, but there’s also a drain plug, so you can fill it up with ice and not have to worry about dragging your cooler around.

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Car and Driver

Saying “the Ridgeline’s roomy cabin, ample storage, smooth ride, and innovative touches make its rivals seem outdated” pretty much sums up how impressed the folks over at Car and Driver were.

On Performance: “One Quick Six”

The Ridgeline also comes with only one engine, a 3.5-liter V-6 paired to a six-speed automatic. But we might argue that it doesn’t need another one. Honda’s V-6 makes 280 horsepower, versus 250 previously, and 262 lb-ft of torque, up from 247. Those 280 horses put it mid-pack in this group…

At the test track, however, all of that was academic. The Ridgeline blasted to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds and through the quarter-mile in 15.2 at 93 mph. That smokes the Tacoma, which laid down a 7.9-second zero-to-60-mph time and a 16.1-second quarter-mile at 91 mph in our most recent test of a V-6 Limited 4×4. The Honda also was a full second quicker than the more powerful Colorado to 60 mph, and beat it in the quarter-mile as well.

On Drive Quality: A “Master of Carlike Arts”

The Ridgeline impresses in the passenger-car pursuits: ride, handling, acceleration, fuel economy. Among the truck skills, its now larger—and still innovative—bed strikes us as an advantage, and its payload rating of 1499 pounds is just 91 pounds shy of the class-leading GM trucks and better than Toyota’s and Nissan’s.

On Ridgeline Features: A “Party in the Back”

Honda loaded not just the bed but also the cab with clever features. There’s a useful amount of space (nearly three cubic feet) under the rear-seat cushion; flip up the cushion to create what Honda claims is best-in-class interior storage volume (50 cubic feet, measured from floor to ceiling), enough room to fit a standard-size mountain bike.

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