Technology Features of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline
Audio and Connectivity Features
Starting in the base trim of the 2017 Ridgeline, the RT, you’ll receive a full suite of advanced audio and connectivity features that you won’t find in other standard pickup models!
- BlueTooth Streaming Audio and HandsFreeLink give you the ability to link up all of your wireless devices to your Ridgeline, making it easy to stay in control of all aspects of your driving experience without taking your hands off the wheel!
- All Ridgeline models come standard with a 0-amp power outlet in the center console, perfect for keeping your phones and tablets in working order. More accessible charging ports and USB drives are available in upgraded trims.
- The base trim of the Honda Ridgeline is equipped with a 200-watt, seven-speaker system that also includes a subwoofer.
- The RT, RTS, Sport, and RTL trims come standard with a 5-inch touchscreen display to help you manage all of your pickup’s tools and technologies.
In the advanced Ridgeline models, you’ll get even more ways to keep in touch with your colleagues and your loved ones while you’re on the go!
- Your streaming capabilities will only increase in the RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition trims, which come equipped with Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto, Pandora compatibility, and Sirius XM radio!
- In the RTL-E and Black Edition trims, the base speakers can be upgraded to a 540-watt, eight-speaker premium audio system. In the same trims, your truck bed will be outfitted with seven exciter-powered outdoor speakers.
- The 5-inch screen that comes in the standard trims is transformed into an 8-inch, high-resolution information di>splay center in the RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition trims. Satellite navigation and voice recognition also come standard at this level!
Driver Assistance and Safety Technologies
Honda is well known for making its advanced safety and driver assistance technologies affordable and easy to use! The 2017 Ridgeline is, of course, no exception! Beginning in the base RT trim, you’ll get access to a variety of smart active and passive safety tools, and there’s even more available on the higher trim levels!
- A multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines comes standard in the base RT trim of the Ridgeline. It’s easy to maneuver this pickup in any environment!
- This same trim also comes standard with passive features like Vehicle Stability Assist, Traction Control, and Brake Assist.
The powerful Honda Sensing
package sets many of Honda’s vehicles at the forefront of their respective segments, and these features come standard on the RTL-E and Black Edition trims of the Ridgeline. The technologies of the Honda Sensing package include:
- Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Road Departure Mitigation System enable the Ridgeline’s computer system to help you control your bulkiest, heaviest payloads on any road.
- Adaptive Cruise Control makes adjustments to your speed to accommodate traffic, without forcing you to take full command of the pedals.
- A Forward Collision Warning works alongside the Ridgeline’s Collision Mitigation Braking System and can help you slow down as soon as your vehicle detects an obstacle in the road.
The Honda Ridgeline’s RTL-E and Black Edition trims also come standard with a Blind Spot Information System and a Cross Traffic Monitor. These features aren’t part of the Honda Sensing package, but they’re invaluable safety technologies nonetheless!
Compared to the Competition
There’s no shortage of options for the pickup driver today, and it’s important to make an informed decision when you’re choosing a new car. Still, when pitted against the offerings from competing manufacturers, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes out far ahead of the pack.
- The 2017 Toyota Tacoma 4×2 lacks many of the 2017 Ridgeline RT’s technology features. Although both of these pickups possess rearview cameras and MP3 functionality, cruise control and keyless entry are only available as optional upgrades in the Tacoma’s base trim.
- In the 2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab S 6MT, Ridgeline standard features like brake assistance, a rearview camera, and automatic headlights aren’t available at all.
- The 2017 Ford F150 Regular Cab is able to offer many of the same standard technology features of the 2017 Ridgeline, but it can only do so by cutting back on the storage space that helps to make the Ridgeline such a flexible vehicle. Armrest storage, console storage, and seatback storage are nowhere to be found in this trim of the F150.