2017 Honda Ridgeline

Put the newly redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline at the top of your wish list, because its sophisticated performance and modern utility make it a gem among mid-size trucks. With its class-exclusive unibody design and four-wheel independent suspension, there's no better option for drivers who crave inspiring levels of precision and a smooth, responsive ride.

2017 Honda Ridgeline

This year, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline features a cutting-edge redesign, which builds upon the first generation's classic foundation to give you a modern mid-size truck that bests competitors in a number of ways. This is especially true when it comes to utility. For starters, its two-way tailgate is totally unique. The tailgate opens in the regular way, folding down just like in any other truck. However, it also opens out, swinging open like a door. Once the tailgate is open in this position, smaller cargo items are within easy reach. The swing-out tailgate also reveals a unique in-bed trunk. This exclusive lockable trunk sits slightly below the cargo bed and can stow a family-size ice chest or a weekend's worth of luggage. Adaptable utility sets the Ridgeline apart in this class.

New features are wonderful, but the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is more committed to performance. The new Ridgeline's unibody design and four-wheel independent suspension combine to supply a seriously smooth ride. From behind the wheel, you'll enjoy incredibly precise steering, which comes in handy on rocky mountain terrain and twisting highways alike. With all-wheel drive, the Ridgeline supplies maximum traction over rugged, unpaved territory. Properly equipped, this sporty truck can tow up to 5,000 pounds - which of course makes it a great pick for boat and Jet Ski owners.

The Ridgeline's excellent tech features underscore its status as a cutting-edge mid-size truck. With Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, you can access your favorite smartphone apps directly on the Ridgeline's central touchscreen. Two charge-only USB ports keep your devices ready for action. Voice controls are an excellent way to interact with the infotainment system without taking your eyes away from the highway up ahead.

Inside, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is extremely passenger-friendly. Its crew cabin is easy to climb in and out of, with a lower step-in height than competitors. However, from the driver seat, the Ridgeline still provides an impressive view of traffic. Throughout the cabin, you'll find roomy accommodations, with adult-level hip and shoulder space, making the Ridgeline an excellent pick for family getaways.

 Black Edition

Ridgeline Black Edition

The Honda Ridgeline Black Edition takes mid-size trucks to an entirely new level. In addition to the seamless composure you get with any Ridgeline model, the Black Edition supplies an exclusive look, with black paint, black trim and black-painted wheels. Inside, red-accented black leather seats are the epitome of stylish comfort.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Off-Road Adventure

Off-Road Adventure

Pack up your dirt bikes and head into seriously rugged territory.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Exclusive In-Bed Trunk

Exclusive In-Bed Trunk

No other pickup truck lets you pack your gear in a lockable in-bed trunk.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Passenger-Friendly Crew Cabin

Passenger-Friendly Crew Cabin

The Ridgeline is never short on head and legroom.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Truck-Bed Audio

Truck-Bed Audio

Add a soundtrack to your tailgating experience with the Ridgeline's 540-watt sound system.

Conclusion

When you want the dependability of a Honda and a range of class-exclusive utility features, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the truck for you. Like other trucks in this segment, it tows and hauls substantial loads with ease. More than that, though, it introduces unique features - like the lockable in-bed trunk - that can't be found in any other truck.

*Any MPG listed is based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs). For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.