Ready Set Ridgeline: What’s New for the Honda Truck?Blog Aug 16th, 2022
When most people hear the word “truck” they think of gas-guzzling behemoths that are too big, lack style, and have inadequate interior comfort. However, not every truck fits that description. In fact, it’s for those exact reasons that the 2023 Honda Ridgeline is the perfect truck for most people. It’s versatile, functional, comfortable to drive and features a beautiful new rugged style.
One reason why the Honda Ridgeline is a great truck to consider is its features, specifically those you would use on your every day drives. You know what we’re talking about if you’ve ever been in a Honda. The Ridgeline isn’t your typical brutal and barebones truck; rather, it’s designed with your needs, safety and comfort in mind. With Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ included in the 8” infotainment system, wireless charging, and embossed fabric and high-contrast stitched seats, the Honda Ridgeline makes you feel as though you are in a high-end SUV!
Worried about cabin space and storage? That’s no worry in the Ridgeline! The Honda Ridgeline comes equipped with a 60/40 lift-up rear seat in addition to the bed and In-Bed Trunk. Whether you need to shuttle kids, carry an extra bike, haul extra work supplies or go to a tailgate party, the Honda Ridgeline offers more flexibility than you’ll ever need.
The most attractive spec benefits are those shared across all trim levels. Every trim of the new Honda Ridgeline boasts a 280 horsepower, 3.5-litre V6 engine supplemented by a 9-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, all trim levels share the same i-VTM4 torque vectoring AWD. This means that Honda’s intelligent system automatically delivers additional torque to the rear wheels when you need it most. Whether you drive on sand, snow, or dirt, the Honda Ridgeline has you covered.
Despite the comfortable interior and SUV-like features, the Honda Ridgeline does not cheap out the very thing that defines what it is: bed space. With a 5’4”x5’ bed and 4’2” of flat space between the low-profile wheel wells, you’ll never have to worry about fitting everything you need inside. If that’s not enough, the Honda Ridgeline is equipped with 7.3 cubic feet of In-Bed Trunk space to store everything from tools to a cooler.
The Ridgeline is uniquely designed as a unibody as opposed to a “body on frame” design. Why is this important? With a unibody construction, the Ridgeline has a rigid construction allowing the suspension to do the work of managing bumps and roadholding. This design avoids the chassis flex that is all too common with body-on-frame design that creaks and squeaks every time you hit a bump – a flexing chassis does not allow the suspension to do its job.
3 Ways to Enjoy Summer With the Ridgeline
Having a Honda Ridgeline is the ultimate way to experience your summers. Whether you’re looking to host a party with friends or have fun on the lake with a boat or jet ski, this Honda truck has got you covered.
The Industry’s First In-Bed Audio System
Leave the speaker at home this summer! The 2023 Honda Ridgeline will power your party with its 540-watt sound system built right into the bed walls. The in-cab speakers are switched off with the press of a button and the in-bed speakers are activated. We’re certain that you’ll be impressed with our special sound drivers while you’re soaking up the summer rays.
5,000 lbs of Towing Capacity
Want to try out that new boat or jetski? The Ridgeline has your back. With a towing rating of up to 5,000 pounds, you’ll be able to haul your vehicles with ease. Additionally, your new Honda Ridgeline is also capable of towing a travel trailer to make sure you get the most out of your summer trips.
Eight 350-lb Tie Down Cleats
The eight heavy-duty tie-down cleats ensure that what you put in the bed stays in the bed. If you need to haul a pair of dirt bikes for your trip, you can do so with peace of mind. The Honda Ridgeline works as hard as you do to keep your things safe and secure.
Test Drive a New Ridgeline at Barrhaven Honda
If you’re looking for a versatile truck that can do everything you need it to and more, look no further than the 2023 Honda Ridgeline. This is a versatile, perfectly sized truck that works hard and plays hard just like you.
Get in touch with us at Barrhaven Honda to get your hands on this new Honda Pickup.