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Honda touts versatility of its newest Ridgeline

Midsize truck updated with redesigned front end

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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. 

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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. 

Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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