Honda has just taken the covers off the 2017 Ridgeline and the pricing of this mid-size SUV has also just been revealed.
The 2017 Ridgeline promises to strengthen Honda’s competitive edge in the United States. Larger trucks are once again the flavor of the United States markets, especially with the declining oil prices. However, the Honda 2017 Ridgeline is being promoted as a viable alternative to the full-size SUVs that are typically poor in terms of fuel economy. The smaller size of the 2017 Ridgeline coupled with a smaller motor makes it slightly more efficient on all fronts.
The two-wheel drive variant of the 2017 Ridgeline will be the cheapest, as expected, with prices starting at $30,375 for the RT variant. The RT variant with four-wheel-drive will cost $32,175. These prices, however, sound incredibly attractive as they include the $ 900 destination charges. The top of the range RTL-E variant gets all wheel drive as standard, while it is an $ 1800 option on the lower models. It is once again the same case with the Black edition.
There are a total of six variants in the lineup, with the base RT version coming with features like Bluetooth, USB, 18-inch aluminum wheels and an infotainment system with a 5-inch screen. The screen also doubles up as the backup camera interface. Moving up, the RTS version comes with three zone automatic climate control and keyless entry in addition to the features found on the RT version. The Sport variant comes with various styling enhancements over the features found on the RTS version.
RTL moves ahead even further, with leather upholstery, heated front seats and electrically adjustable driver’s seat. The model is just under $ 35,000 including the destination charges. The RTL-T is not the top end variant and it comes with additional aspects like LED daytime running lights, 8-inch infotainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This model gets the added bonus of navigation provided by Garmin, while the lane watch system helps keep the car in the lane.
Going beyond the $42,000 mark, the RTL-E version comes with additional features like lane departure prevention, sunroof, adaptive cruise control and truck bed speakers. Honda claims that the model comes with extra sound insulation. The Black edition primarily adds black to the overall vehicle. The 2017 Ridgeline will be available in dealerships from June.