It’s Here — The 2017 Honda Ridgeline

June 28th, 2016 by

It’s Here — The 2017 Honda Ridgeline

It’s Here — The 2017 Honda Ridgeline

This past week, I had the opportunity to photograph the 2017 Honda Ridgeline at Keenan Honda. It was easy to recognize the new midsize pickup truck in the store’s lot (and not just because the Ridgeline serves as Honda’s sole truck). The 2017 model’s wide stature radiates
the signature durability expressed by the truck’s predecessors. However, the 2017 Ridgeline’s notably sharp lines and pronounced angles hint that this model is propelling the truck into a more sleek direction. The 90-degree transition connecting the bed and the truck helps demonstrate this. A first-look at the 2017 Honda Ridgeline left me eager to capture the truck’s signature durability and fresh edge.

One key feature of the truck that especially captured my attention was the bed. At 64 inches long, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s bed is longer than the Toyota Tacoma’s bed, the Nissan Frontier’s bed, and the Chevy Colorado’s bed. Its two-way tailgate further maximizes cargo space. Additionally, its lockable trunk provides space for owners’ to store their valuables while enjoying a solid recipe for a good time: a big screen powered by the truck’s inverter, cool drinks conveniently stored thanks to the bed’s drain plug, and music from the truck’s in-bed speakers.

In addition to admiring the 2017 Ridgeline’s exterior, I also scoped out the truck’s interior. It was crafted with an extensive spectrum of safety features: The Multi-Angle Rearview Camera prevents collisions by visually widening drivers’ scopes of their surroundings; Lane Departure Warning with Lane-Keeping Assisted Steering and Rear Cross Traffic Alert detect potential collisions and audibly inform drivers accordingly; Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision-Mitigation Auto-Braking System with Pedestrian Detection employ autonomous capability to deter collisions in the select cases human error is inevitable.

Before learning about the vehicle’s safety features, I could infer that the 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s interior would make for a pleasant drive. I noticed that the five-seat setup could benefit any drivers with family or friends—children or adults. The 109 cubic feet space separating the two rows of seats indicate that even larger adults can ride comfortably in the back. For drivers more interested in stowing goods, the back row seats folds down to increase storage space. And, for drivers seeking a happy medium, the seats were designed to maintain storage space underneath while comfortably hosting passengers. The cabin’s high-power USB ports also capitalize on the interior’s capacity for convenience; there are two located on the dashboard and two more in the second row. I noticed that there was even a push-start button, limiting the need for drivers to dig through their belongings for their keys.

Overall, my photo-session centered around the 2017 Honda Ridgeline left me feeling excited for its future owners (and a tad jealous of them). Those lucky enough to experience the 2017 Honda Ridgeline beyond just photographs can feel the power of 4-wheel drive, a .5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, a standard wide-ratio six-speed automatic transmission, and a machine that maintains the capacity to tow up to 5,000 pounds. You can check out the pictures of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline that I took on the Keenan Honda Facebook page and visit us at 854 North Easton Road in Doylestown PA to get behind the wheel of our newest arrival!

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