We have some merging evidence of a 2019 Honda Ridgeline being produced. The vehicle is probably going to make its official debut sometimes next year and all predictions point to this being a perfect update for the brand. The Ridgeline models are doing great for the time being and they offer a very interesting offer for their users, but it will still be helpful to maintain the brand and keep it fresh. The updates given will see to it that this happens.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a great new alternative to a full-size truck pickup model. But this model is not particularly aimed at the people who shop for a pickup truck because of what the car has. This one is also available to those who want a car for everyday needs and at the same time proved all the advantages that a pickup truck has. The Ridgeline does not only look like a pickup truck, but it also has the capability of what a pickup truck can present. It offers a great option for the everyday driver and also gives it the possibilities that a pickup trucks has which one can use if need be.
To be honest, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline cannot compare the towing capacity with the best in the field like the F-150 or the Ram and Sierra models, but it can hold up its own with the likes of GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado and the Nissan Frontier. The model has a two-fold purpose and one of them is to be there for the modern people who are not going to take this car off the road so much, but they still could if they wanted to.
The 2019 version of the Ridgeline is going to be a much more composed car with a lot more user-friendly features. It can also be very efficient and use its smart design to address any issue with storage by offering a mid-size bed. If you are not doing any bigger kinds of utility job, this mid-size trailer is going to be more than useful for your use. These are the current predictions for the Honda Ridgeline 2019 and there are still some more which are going to come. We give you our first take on the car and present the given changes that are announced so far.
When will The New 2019 Honda Ridgeline be Available?
The answer is pretty soon. The 2019 Honda Ridgeline was on Honda’s list for release for quite some time now. The green light has finally been given and the car is going to make its official debut sometime next year. They are saying that the 2019 Honda Ridgeline release date is going to come as early mid-2018 which will make the users and the fans of this kind of a truck very excited. The global release will certainly be made by the end of the year and we are going to get our Ridgeline in the US as fast as possible. This will make the fans of the truck excited as it has already established itself as a crucial car and a very useful one for the given market. We expect more exact news once the situation is established further.
Estimated Price for the 2019 Honda Ridgeline
The latest estimations set the price for the 2019 Honda Ridgeline at a big higher rate compared to the rivaling models. But you do get a lot more with the Ridgeline and it is well worth the price that you will pay for it. Just by taking into account the added accessories and the usage that it has you will not regret spending the money that it is priced. The base MSRP price of the current model is 29,475 USD and the newest one is going to rise above that a bit. There is not telling for how much currently but the thing is that it will not make the model too much expensive than it already is. We are keeping close with the current price rates and will keep you inform if the price changes.
Exterior Redesign for the 2019 Honda Ridgeline
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline being the second Ridgeline that Honda has produced, they certainly want this new model to fit in more with its truck-like crowd. That is why they have introduced a slew of updates and changes for this model. It looks like a truck from a distance but the main difference that one gets between the truck brethren are seen when one gets a much closer look to it. This is generally the idea that Honda wants to sell for its future Ridgeline model. They aim to market it with a younger crowd and they will do this by giving a contemporary look for the car.
The purists and the traditionalists have said that the Ridgeline lacked what most truck in the segment have. This is the same mistake that the Avalanche models and Escalade models had before as they also had the same idea which they wanted to introduce. They do want to manage the exterior design of their new 2019 model as much as truck like as it can possibly be with some convectional additions and a Pilot outline which is very much visible beneath it. They have a clear image and they are going to follow it so they produce the model that they are striving for.
Utilizing high strength steel is the key addition as well. Using tougher metal makes the manufacturing of the truck seem as best it could be and allows the designers to make the near-vertical rear glass and near-horizontal bed sides. Also may be a whole foot lower, compared to let’s say a Colorado model. Looking at the Ridgeline from the side you will notice a classic pickup truck signature look that you would have expected from any truck from the segment. So this is the idea that they are planning for their Honda Ridgeline 2019 and we think that it is a great idea to try it. We are more than sure that it will be favorable for the model to make the mentioned changes.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Interior Design and Features
The interior of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline will more likely borrow heavily from the Pilot model. You can see a lot of the same features that Honda decided to reuse here and incorporate it in this model. The instrument panel will continue to have analogue gauges while the readout between them is digital. Within the center stack you can see either a small touch screen but you can also get a bigger one if you request it separately. The tightly grained plastic looks good on the dash and there are a few wing shaped parts that also give it good appeal. Of course the biggest difference between the Honda Ridgeline and the Honda Pilot is the transmission lever which is placed instead of a push button start.
The Pilot is going to be the basis but the Ridgeline will still keep some of its older and familiar elements which it had. These will be transferred to the new 2019 Ridgeline and will in that manner comprise the new interior. We think that they may also try with some newest comfort elements as well which will help in bridging the gap between a crossover truck. They may play an important role when enticing the newer audiences.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Engine Specifications
The latest 2019 Honda Ridgeline has been announced with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine under its hood. This engine will guarantee the power to go up to 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The specifications have been upgraded compared to before and are improved by 30 hp and 15 b-ft. The car is also going to combine with a 6-speed automatic transmission and it is the basic setup that you get with every Ridgeline. The car is even predicted to offer stable towing rates for its conditions and can even go up to a 5,000-pound maximum tow rating with the AWD or 3,500 pounds for the front-wheel drive models. All in all, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is going to be a quality vehicle with this kind of a powertrain under its hood that stands to make a lot of people interested in it.
2019 Honda Ridgeline 0-60 mph and Top Speed
With the advancements made with the power of the car, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline will also get better acceleration rates. The model can speed to 60 mph form a standstill in just 6.6 seconds. This makes it one of the faster accelerated trucks. The top speed is still kept to a 112 mph rate which has not changed compared to the previous version. But the characteristics of the 2019 Ridgeline will be massively improved compared to the last model.
Fuel Economy Rates for the 2019 Honda Ridgeline
The great thing is that the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is planned to improve its gas mileage compared to before. This is also owed to the fact that the car is now a 100 pounds lighter. It is still considered to be an average among the mid-sized trucks but we cannot renounce the fact that they are improving. The new model’s EPA rates give us 19 mpg city, 26 highway, 22 combined in front-drive models, and 18/25/21 mpg for the all-wheel drive ones. Truck owners will value the new rates and people who decide to shop for a new truck will probably take a look at the Ridgeline based on its fuel specs alone.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Trunk Space Characteristics and Current Dimensions
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline will be a utility car as well. It is all about practicality and the ability to haul heavy things. This is why the measurement of the car have changed forcing it to grow compared to the previous model. The Ridgeline is now 210 inches long, making it 3.1 inches longer than the last version of the car. The wheelbase is 3.2 inches longer which amounts now to 125.2-inches and pickup bed now adds 5.5 extra inches for the bed length enabling it a lot more utility.
Even though some would say that the most important part is the bed of the Ridgeline they did not fail to bring us a comfortable inside. The interior has been designed as a similar to the Pilot as possible which also brings in the same kind of riding quality and comforts for the passengers. Besides the utility, the business end of the car is greatly made.
Have the Safety Features been Upgraded?
Due to the similarity between the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and the Honda Pilot, you would assume that the safety scores can be the same. But NHTSA nor the IIHS have been able to perform any crash tests and safety tests for the Ridgeline. This does not mean that it performs the same as the Pilot but we would say that it has a pretty decisive and a safe setup for its passengers. It does manage to expand with some added safety additions of its own which are planned to be added.
But some features come as standard while others you can get in more expensive versions of the car. The additions that were made include a multi-angle rearview camera which can be toggled to enable a variety of views, with hit start assist and Bluetooth. We expect more to be announced as the release date of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline gets closer and that the safety scores confirm our estimations.
Expected Rivaling Vehicles
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is not alone it its segment and is going to have to battle it out against a fierce and competitive crowd of cars. The Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier have all also prepared with their respective models for the upcoming season. We will have to see when all of the cars have been released to see how well they might fair against each other. But one things is for sure and that is that the newest 2019 Honda Ridgeline may prove to be a dark horse in the race which will make all sorts of improvements and allow new things to happen in the segment.