8 Reasons why you should wait for the 2024 Honda Ridgeline
When we think about mid-sized Japanese trucks the first two trucks that come to our mind are the Toyota Tacoma and the Honda Ridgeline, but the 2024 Honda Ridgeline is built differently.
This model is a capable truck but also a very comfortable and maneuverable vehicle that’s a joy to drive mainly because of the SUV platform on which is based and for the 2024 Honda Ridgeline model year.
It’ll come with a lot of new upgrades and many interesting features, so this is why we think that waiting for the 2024 model year is worth it.
Stay with us to find out the top 8 reasons why you should wait for the 2024 Honda Ridgeline.
New improved engine and transmission
The 2024 model of the Honda Ridgeline is getting an all-new power trade, and the model is currently in production and shares the same engine as the older Honda Pilot.
That is the 3.5 liter V6 engine that has been in production for quite a while engine is really reliable and also capable in terms of Towing, and what’s new for 2024 is the Honda Ridgeline will get the newest version of this 3.5 liter V6 engine from the all-new generation of the Honda Pilot.
This engine produces 285 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, which is 5 more horsepower than its predecessor, the torque numbers are staying the same, but the main highlight of the powertrain for 2024 is that the all-new 2024 Honda Ridgeline gets a 10-speed automatic transmission that’s really smooth and also extremely efficient.
Besides the new gas-powered powertrain, the all-new 2024 Honda Ridgeline gets a hybrid powertrain just like the all-new Toyota Tacoma.
It’s not clear yet what the hybrid model will include, but it is highly discussed in the Honda community.
That will be the same 3.5 liter V6 engine because the engines used in the Accord Hybrid are rather weak for this truck application, so the 3.5 liters V6 is the most probable candidate for the hybrid setup.
When it comes to the type of setup, the chance to get a mild hybrid is probably the highest hybrid Ridgeline will come with a small battery pack and an electric motor which will improve the fuel economy acceleration as well as the towing performance of the all-new 2024 Honda Ridgeline.
The new off-road trim level
Another big novelty that the 2024 Honda Ridgeline should bring is the off-road trim level known as the trail sport, and the trail sport is a brand new trim like the all-new 2023 Honda Pilot.
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline is the right candidate for this trim since the model is based on the pilot, so what could we expect from this trail sport trim level?
This new trim level enhances the performance and capabilities of the already good Ridgeline, and the trail sport model will benefit from Honda’s 50-year-long extreme off-road engineering and design.
So the all-new 2024 Ridgeline trail sport offers bigger 18-inch black alloy wheels with all-terrain tires, and you’ll have one more inch of ground clearance and a special Ivtm 4 torque vectoring all-wheel drive system.
They’ll give you the perfect off-road performance without sacrificing too much comfort, and there will be plenty of driving modes including Trail mode which is tailored for driving on trails and enjoying your Ridgeline off-road.
In addition, the Ridgeline will get special trail sport exterior colors and exterior and interior accents that you’re indeed driving a Ridgeline trail sport.
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline should also see quite an improvement in this area, and the current Ridgeline model can tow up to 5000 pounds which is a limited performance compared to the competition.
It is probably one of the biggest deal-breakers when it comes to the ridgeline.
For example, the competition can tow up to 7700 pounds like in the case of the Chevy Colorado, and up to 7500 pounds for the Ford Ranger,
That is why it is Honda will reinforce the frame of the ridgeline, and will boost these numbers by at least 1000 pounds or even more.
Honda has to do something about this because many customers choose the competition because they need a capable towing machine, but for us to see a revolution in this area.
We need to have a proper body-on-frame chassis to be introduced by Honda, this happens once the next generation of the 2024 Honda Ridgeline.
This all-new model is designed on a blank sheet of paper and Implements a ladder frame, but the downside is that this model is not be released until at least 2025.
The fuel economy of the 2023 Ridgeline is pretty good for a pickup truck, this model can get up to 18 MPG in the city 24 MPG on the highway, and 21 MPG combined for 2024.
Those numbers rise to at least 24 MPG combined, mainly because the new generation will get a more refined engine and more aerodynamic exterior styling.
If we see a hybrid powertrain, we can expect these numbers to grow even higher.
The model with a hybrid setup should get up to 35 Plus MPG combined, which is quite good.
That is why if you want a hybrid model, you should wait for 2024 when this model is introduced to the market.
Reason number 6
The all-new 2024 Honda Ridgeline also bring a lot of exterior upgrades, and in our opinion, some area will feature the most radical improvements of this new truck.
The new model is get a complete facelift and introduces a new design language shared with the 2023 Honda Pilot.
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline is ditching that Sleek look for something more rugged look, the all-new model has a boxier front end with a big front grille.
This new squared-off look is trendy nowadays, especially for pickup truck customers, who want a truck that looks more rugged and aggressive, and the 2024 Honda Ridgeline will be all about aggression and presence on the road and not to mention that by doing.
So the Honda Ridgeline will also get new horizontal headlights and also Implement advanced technology that’ll set the truck far above the competition.
The rear end is refreshed, and features LED rear tail lights and new rear bumper designs.
There are a lot of spy photos on the internet of the 2024 Honda Ridgeline, but unfortunately, everything is hidden by Honda.
But hopefully, in the following weeks, there will be more information, and we experience the exterior design firsthand and also share this information with you.
Reason number 7
The interior will be another area of improvement for the 2024 Honda Ridgeline, It’s worth noting that there will be a lot of new Novelties, and this model should feature a similar if not the same interior as the 2023 Honda Pilot.
That means the interior will finally start to look like a car’s interior from the 2020s and not like an old interior from the mid-2000s, which is good.
The interior is filled with a lot of soft-touch materials and technology, even for the N3-level trims, which is not something you can see in the competition when it comes to the competition.
The cheapest models are all played in basic Solas as car journalists would say, so Honda will want to create a big impact in this area inside will be two massive horizontal displays.
One for the driver’s cluster and one for the central infotainment system, you’ll also have Apple Carplay and Android Auto as options in the middle.
There should be two giant cup holders as well as USB type a USB type 5c it also a 12-volt connector another good thing is that with the all-new 2024 Honda Ridgeline.
You’ll also have real knobs for the AC controls better than real knobs to control different features like the AC and stereo.
We’re glad that Honda listens to their customers and offers something user-friendly and functional at the same time.
Safety is probably one of the biggest highlights of the Honda Ridgeline model, unlike other car makers.
Honda always focuses on safety and delivers the best performance for their customer base, and this model exceeded in both tests performed by the NHTSA and IIHS.
It is built on a unibody chassis for maximum safety, and this model is getting all the safety features from the new generation of the Honda Pilot that was recently introduced on the market not to mention that many of these safety features will come as standard namely automatic emergency braking Lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.
These features cost a lot of money to option them out, and having them as standard is a true blessing, this will make the2024 Honda Ridgeline one of the safest mid-sized trucks on the U.S. market.
what you think about new 2024 Honda Ridgeline, and it’s no longer a secret that Honda is working on a new 2024 Honda Ridgeline giving it a new face. we can now see what to expect from the 2024 model.
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