The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Performance Specs and Features

  • Honda Ridgeline

    For many truck drivers, performance will make or break a pickup. If you’re looking for a new truck in the Central Michigan area, be sure to check out the 2017 Honda Ridgeline performance specs. Available now at Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers, the latest Ridgeline sports a 3.5L V6 engine under the hood, is available in front- or all-wheel drive, and has towing and hauling capabilities that put other midsize trucks to shame. To put this pickup in perspective, we’ve even compared it to some top competitors.

Performance Specs

Are you the kind of driver who takes their truck to and from work with a full bed? The Ridgeline has you covered. If you’re the kind of person who only puts that engine to the test when it’s time to take the boat out, the Ridgeline has you covered, too. Take a look at the 2017 Honda Ridgeline performance specs and know that this truck has your back:

  • Power: Under the hood is a 3.5L V6 engine rated at up to 280 hp at 6,000 rpm—for comparison, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma only has a 161-hp 4-cylinder, and the 2016 Nissan Frontier manages just 261 hp.
  • Torque: The 3.5L V6 of the Ridgeline kicks out 262 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm, going head-to-head with the Frontier and leaving the Tacoma’s 180 lb-ft of torque looking sheepish.
Honda Ridgeline

Standard on all Ridgeline models is a 6-speed automatic transmission for smooth gear shifts no matter the load—all-wheel drive models feature a heavy-duty transmission cooler for improved performance. All-wheel drive is available on all trims (standard on RTL-E and Black Edition models), offering improved traction and winter road confidence to Mid-Michigan drivers.
As we look at the Ridgeline performance in greater detail, you’ll see that the all-wheel drive models also bring improved towing capabilities, while the front-wheel drive Ridgelines feature higher fuel economy ratings.

Fuel Economy

Honda Ridgeline
Many truck drivers are more than willing to give up a few mpg in exchange for improved performance specs, but with the Ridgeline, you don’t have to. See for yourself how Honda’s pickup compares to its top competitors and know that you can drive a truck that’s as powerful as it is efficient.

  • 2017 Ridgeline 2WD: Standard Ridgeline models earn an EPA-estimated 26 highway mpg and 19 city mpg, offering a combined 22 mpg city/highway.* For comparison, the 2016 Nissan Frontier 2WD and 2016 Toyota Tacoma 2WD fall behind at 22 and 23 highway mpg, respectively.
  • 2017 Ridgeline AWD: Upgrading to all-wheel drive barely impacts the Ridgeline’s efficiency, returning numbers of 25 highway mpg and 18 city mpg with 21 mpg combined.* The 2016 Chevy Colorado 4WD, 2016 Tacoma 4×4, and 2016 Frontier 4×4 all lag behind with 24 mpg, 22 mpg, and 21 mpg highway fuel economies, respectively.

There’s no magic behind the Ridgeline, simply smart engineering. Honda equipped their V6 with variable cylinder management so that the engine knows when it can coast and when it truly needs all six cylinders. Features like Eco Assist even help coach the driver to be more efficient, featuring an indicator around the speedometer to let the driver know when they are driving inefficiently.

Towing and Hauling Capabilities

Engine specs only mean so much if they don’t translate into raw performance, and unlike many of its competitors, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is built for towing. Tow pre-wiring is standard—Colorado, Tacoma, and Frontier models all require an add-on for wiring—and the Ridgeline is ready to tow as much as 5,000 pounds; take a look:

  • 2017 Ridgeline 2WD: Standard Ridgeline models offer you the confidence of 3,500 pounds of towing thanks to that 280-hp V6 engine. Colorado and Tacoma models also offer 3,500 pounds, but their Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is less than the Ridgeline’s 5,710 pounds, leaving them unable to haul as much as Honda’s truck.
  • 2017 Ridgeline AWD: The all-wheel drive system brings added pulling power and ups the towing capacity to 5,000 pounds. The Tacoma 4×4 still only tows 3,500 pounds, and the GVWR of the Colorado, Tacoma, and Frontier all fall below that of the Ridgeline at 6,019 pounds. When you need to tow and haul, the Ridgeline comes out on top.
Honda Ridgeline

While some trucks might boast a higher tow rating, it’s rare that most drivers will ever break past 5,000 pounds, especially when there’s a GVWR of 6,019 pounds letting you load up the Ridgeline bed with any remaining gear. We have a tough time thinking of jobs the Ridgeline couldn’t do.

Test Drive a Ridgeline

We’ve looked at the 2017 Honda Ridgeline performance specs inside and out, up and down, and now it’s time for you to see what the truck has to offer firsthand. You weren’t going to decide on a pickup without hopping up behind the wheel, were you? We didn’t think so. Visit a Mid-Michigan Honda Dealer near you today to take a test drive of the new Ridgeline and feel the power it’s capable of for yourself.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers

2200 Seymour Road Jackson, MI

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Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers
Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers
2200 Seymour Road
Jackson, MI, 49201 United States
Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers 42.278566, -84.378236.