2016 Honda Ridgeline has all major quality to become number one hybrid in class of pick-up trucks in US market. Initial launch was postponed for next year.
2016 Honda Ridgeline Interior and Exterior
2016 Honda Ridgeline will have a functional cabin for five passengers. The center console will be equipped with new functions. Management skills are expected to be on the highest level. Towing capacity is increased and is now close to a ton. On the list of equipment are also: navigation system, LCD display, entertainment tools, cruise control and parking sensors. Interior will be enriched with more quality materials now. Full comfort enables more comfortable long rides ride for both drivers and passengers. We expect more design improvements since producer delayed market entry from previously scheduled date.
2016 Honda Ridgeline Engine
Japanese producer is well known for its 4-wheel drive system called VTM-4. We are sure it will be one of the option for 2016 Honda Ridgeline. This car will use Aluminum block 3.5 liter 24 valve SOHC V6 power train. We suppose that it will be capable to deliver 250 horsepower and 245 ft-lb of torque. This engine will be mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission and drive on the four-wheel. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is achieved for 9.5 seconds, while top speed limited on 120 mph. Hybrid option for 2016 Honda Ridgeline is currently in developing stage. Option for integration is iMMD Hybrid technology. Producer is trying to develop 30 mpg rate with this hybrid. This model will be presented as a light-truck with the highest gas mileage and lowest emissions so far. This will definitely push the competitors to try harder in finding cost and fuel-effective solutions.
2016 Honda Ridgeline Price and Release date
There is a lot of questioning about the causes for pause in 2015 for the launch of this model. Producer is taking some time to improve design and aerodynamic. Chevrolet and Ford made big step in this area by raising levels for both efficiency and power. Also, many competitors are and Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon and Dodge Rampage for 2016. That is way producer decided to go year of and develop a truck for major impact. Truck will be available during 2016 year and the price is so far the subject of different speculations. Price of the current model is about $ 38,000 and we do not expect higher price increase.