After a yearlong wait, Honda Ridgeline is introducing its new 2nd generation pickup model 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL. Its design merges the utility of a pickup model with luxuries of an SUV. While keeping up with the stunning interiors of Honda Pilot, this upcoming Ridgeline is capable of providing the same amenities and making it even better by improving the bed load and towing capacity.
As per spy sources, there are certain speculations regarding this majestic 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL might be strong competition for sports pickup American models in the US market. This draws a clear competition between Cheavy Reaper and other similar models.
2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
A supreme masculine look with a midsize pickup advances with a better cargo carrying facility. Come with a notably long wheelbase, width, and length which adds a greater commanding presence. Considering the aerodynamic efficiency, this pickup has a lower body height escalating the grip.
Slewing with extravaganza, this all new design has quite a few exclusive features and style. A few of the mentions include:
- LED daytime running lights.
- Dual action
- Adaptive LED headlights.
There are many available colors for this model which comes in – Lunar Silver metallic, metallic black, Modern Steel Metallic, etc.
Spacious, easy to use interface make this new 2nd RTL model a better Ridgeline among the other trims quite obviously. With top-notch facilities like memory seating, front seat heating, and steering heating, this cradles a complete comfort package. Further, premium seat with faux leather cover and it is possible to upgrade it to genuine leather. This Ridgeline can fit 3 passengers in the 2nd row. The in-bed stereo is enough to turn the car into a boom box.
Also, additional connected-car technologies include the likes of Apple Car Play along with Android App systems. Adding to the facility and luxury is a comfortable legroom and a perfect seat recline. Those who will sit inside will experience a comfort of a 5-seater SUV.
2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL – Powered for Efficiency
With a 3.5-liter V6 turbo gasoline engine, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL has the capacity to generate 280 hp. There are several terrain setting available which includes normal, snow, mud, steep terrain.
What’s more, 262 lb-ft. of torque spreads seamlessly through the AWD delivering superior fuel efficiency. Along with a 6-speed automatic transition system, drive-ability should be top notch. This new generation model upgrade has 30 HP more than the previous model and takes the top speed up to 110mph.
Stronger as a Pickup:
By offering a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds maximum and 1,500 pounds of payload capacity, this Ridgeline is setting a high standard among recent pickup models. This makes it a comfortable automobile for the driver and the passengers too.
When can you expect 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL in the market?
In all probability, this model may hit the market by the third quarter of 2017 ranging around $33,800. The Honda Ridgeline RTL 2018 will possess running-gen security functions with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, and an overall crash impact safety precaution.
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL is giving a sturdy competition with Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado.