Honda has officially announced the 2017 Ridgeline version and its pricing.
Surprisingly, the car has hardly undergone any changes in terms of pricing. The base model is at $30,475 which is a mere $70 more than the earlier model.
The price announced by Honda includes delivery charges of $900making it easier for those who order the base RT model. It is equipped with a front wheel drive system. The next in the lineup is the RTS model which is priced higher at $33,915. The list goes on with the RTL and the RTL-T model, priced at $34,680 and $36,830 respectively.
Buyers going for the cars can choose to upgrade it to an all-wheel drive system. All the models are equipped with a front wheel drive system. The upgrade costs $1,800 to complete. Honda offers two different models with all-wheel drive. The RTL-E and the Black Edition exclusively receive the feature without buyers have to pay additional costs.
However, the base pricing for these models are much higher. The RTL-E is priced at $42,270 while the Black Edition is at $43,770. The earlier version of the car which is now being replaced by the Black edition was much cheaper. It was $5,435 lesser in price when compared to the new range topping model. The outgoing model also had satellite navigation and leather seats but a whole lot of new additions has significantly added up to the price tag of the car.
Exterior changes done to the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is quite evident as it has a new truck life profile. The unibody architecture the company developed years ago has been retained as it allows them to maintain aerodynamics and simplify integrating new parts. The next gen edition is hugely inspired by the Honda Pilot powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine.
It is capable of rendering a total of 280 horsepower and the car has a towing capacity pegged at 3,500 pounds. The capacity is for vehicles with a front wheel drive system while the all-wheel driving system is much more powerful as it can tow 5,000 pounds. It has a payload capacity rated at 1,584 pounds. Fuel efficiency of the truck is rated at 19 miles per gallon in the city while it can deliver 26 mpg in highway.
Honda has confirmed that the new 2017 edition will hit stores in the month of July and pre-orders will begin shortly.