2019 Honda Ridgeline Review, Release date

News about big redesign of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck are taking over the media these days. Japanese automaker keeps on teasing the public with rendering pictures of the model. Since the new model year will mark the beginning of the new generation, people are very interested in seeing what Honda prepared for the Ridgeline. Beside teasers and renderings, online media is full of spy shots of the camouflaged 2016 Honda Ridgeline caught on the streets testing. These spy shots revealed even more, especially when compared with rendering pictures.

2019 Honda Ridgeline front

2019 Honda Ridgeline Design Specs

New model year will bring significant changes on the design of the model. Exterior design is a combination of classic pickup truck design and Honda’s SUV we had a chance to see earlier on this year. This means that new Ridgeline will have front and rear end which will be similar to today’s Honda Pilot and its body shape and style will mimic the classic pickup design lines. Front grille of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline will be bigger and bulkier than the one found on the SUV, but the shape and overall front fascia will be very similar.

Besides some styling cues Honda’s Pilot and Ridgeline models will share platform as well. Latest news reveal that Honda may introduce the Ridgeline with four-door configuration as only configuration available, but Japanese manufacturer hasn’t confirmed any rumors yet.

Moving on to the interior of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline we can expect even more similarities with CR-V and Pilot SUVs than before. High quality materials, and more elegant layout, combined with upgraded technology and more features will be incorporated into the latest Ridgeline. Close specs of the model will be revealed after its release, so stay tuned, since we will inform you about latest updates about the Ridgeline.

2019 Honda Ridgeline side

2019 Honda Ridgeline Engine Specs

Close performance specs are not available yet. Rumors on the other hand reveal that we can expect the 2019 Honda Ridgeline with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Its output power are not known, but expect it to be around 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Front wheel drive continues to be the standard drivetrain configuration, while all-wheel drive will be available as optional.

Transmission choices will probably include a 6-speed automatic as standard, while some sources indicate that Honda may offer 9-speed automatic gearbox either as optional.

2019 Honda Ridgeline rear

2019 Honda Ridgeline Price, Release date

Honda will release its new Ridgeline sometime during this fall, while it is expected to go on sale early on next year, 2019. Price of the model will feature minor increase and it is expected to start around $30,000.

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