It appears the widely anticipated demise of the midsize pickup truck was overrated. Ford has done so well with its Ranger that it is expected to announce soon a second such vehicle, the Bronco-based Maverick. The genre also includes the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier and Chevrolet/GMC Colorado/Canyon, Jeep Gladiator, and on February 2, Honda will introduce its updated Ridgeline.
Honda says the new Ridgeline will feature new styling forward of the A pillars, standard 280-horsepower V6 powertrain with 9-speed automatic transmission and torque-vectoring all-wheel drive.
It also will have fully boxed “floor frame.” Honda says the new Ridgeline will come with the widest pickup bed and largest interior in the class, a dual-action tailgate, and in-bed trunk.
Pricing starts at $36,490.
“Ridgeline continues to bring unmatched versatility,” Honda says, noting the truck’s interior space, pickup bed features, and best-in-class standard AWD payload rating.
Several option packages will be available, including one from Honda Performance Development with fender flares and bronze-colored wheels.