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2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD RTL E

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2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD RTL E

Test Drive

Written by Katerina Krjanina
Photographs by Katerina Krjanina

Features

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E ($41,370) features a power tilt/slide moonroof, LED headlights, chrome door handles, power sliding rear windows, parking sensors, driver seat memory, and a heated steering wheel.

 

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline design offers new levels of premium quality.

Interior

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline interior design is clean and classy for a truck. I am not a truck lover, but testing 2017 Ridgeline made me change my mind. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline design offers new levels of premium quality, convenience and user-friendly technology in spacious, versatile package. The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline reaches higher into the premium end of the truck market with major upgrades to interior quality. It is the perfect mix between a pickup truck and a nice sedan.

 

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline reaches higher into the premium end of the pickup truck market with major upgrades to interior quality.

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has more premium features than ever before, including available heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. I am not a “memory seating” lover, but I appreciate that all this features are offered as a standard equipment on the new line-topping Honda Ridgeline RTL-E.

Technology

The 2017 Ridgeline incorporates the latest car technology, including Pandora and both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® compatibility. All Honda Ridgeline trims feature includes comfortable five-passenger seating. The three-person second-row seating offers spacious under seat storage. The storage can be quickly flipped vertically to convert fully to cargo mode.

 

The instrument panel is highlighted by striking new high-contrast instrumentation, a 4.2-inch full-color Multi-Information Display (MID) and an available 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen.

The new 2017 Honda Ridgeline interior takes car refinement to a whole new level, with high-quality soft-touch materials. The 2017 Ridgeline includes an leatherette upper dash board. The LED accent lighting in the first two rows gives a very elegant touch. The instrument panel is highlighted by striking new high-contrast instrumentation, a 4.2-inch full-color Multi-Information Display (MID) and an available 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen, and a sliding front moonroof with a manual sunshade. The leather-wrapped steering wheel incorporates the most commonly used controls.

The LED accent lighting in the first two rows gives a very elegant touch.

Bottom Line

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD RTL-E is a great pickup truck that is unlike any other truck out there. It continues the tradition of something very different in the midsize truck segment. This is a good choice for those who are looking for a heavy duty work vehicle with good characteristics but also like the interior feeling of a sedan, with safety features on the road and great details.

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Katerina Krjanina es escritora, presentadora, diseñadora, editora digital, y además galardonada fotógrafa. Habla 4 idiomas perfectamente, inglés, español, ruso y letón por lo que escribe artículos de la industria automotriz en diferentes idiomas. Como parte del staff de AutomotorPro.com le da una visión diferente a los artículos de automóviles que escribe y sus fotografías, con una perspectiva femenina, con un toque familiar. Ella se especializa en fotografía de automóviles con un enfoque artístico e innovador. Sus artículos sobre automóviles combinan su experiencia como escritora en el área automotriz con su gran talento fotográfico.
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