2017 Honda Ridgeline Caught on a Highway [Spied]

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2017 Honda Ridgeline (by Jeremy M.)

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is nearing its on sale date of “Spring 2016”, and camouflage-free prototypes are already running on US highways. Jeremy M. caught this Ridgeline during a daily commute.

We know many details and some specifications for the redesigned pickup. It is largely base on the Honda Pilot and has a maximum payload of around 1,600 lbs and maximum towing around 5,000 lbs. The exact numbers have not yet been confirmed, but we saw the towing sticker on a Ridgeline that Honda showed at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline – tow rating plaque

Honda has said that it’s targeting class leading fuel economy for the new Ridgeline. Is it possible that it can be rated at more than 29 MPG on the highway (which is the rating for the 2016 Chevy Colorado Duramax)? Also, the exact power output and engine/transmission combinations are also unknown.

We are intrigued by the unique features that the Ridgeline has to offer. It has the versatile folding rear seats, double-hinged tailgate, in-bed audio system, and a lockable trunk under the bed. We look forward to checking it out and testing the little truck to the fullest.

The all-new Ridgeline made its debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Learn “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know” about the new midsizer in this video.

Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.