Technology Features of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline
- The Ridgeline RT comes ready to go with certain advanced features like Brake Assist, Traction Control, and Vehicle Stability Assist. These features form the basis of Honda’s more advanced safety tech.
- In upgraded trims, such as the RTL-E and Black Edition, you’ll get access to the Honda Sensing safety package, which gives you access to a wide variety of smart technology.
- The Honda Sensing Package includes Lane Keeping Assist and a Road Departure Mitigation System that let the onboard computer help control the weight of your truck and its payload.
- The Collision Mitigation Braking System and Adaptive Cruise Control features can even start to slow your car down before you perceive an obstacle!
- Lane Departure Warning works with the Ridgeline’s Forward Collision Warning (both available with Honda Sensing) to give you added time to respond to dangers on the road, and they can help keep you focused on long drives.
- Two additional technologies, a Cross Traffic Monitor and a Blind Spot Information System, come equipped on all RTL-E and Black Edition models.
Last but not least, even the base RT trim of the Ridgeline offers a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines. This feature is guaranteed to make maneuvering your truck a breeze on any camping trip or job site!
- Keep your devices charged and close at hand with the help of the Ridgeline’s 12-volt power outlets, which you’ll find in the front and center consoles of each and every Ridgeline trim.
- Thanks to Bluetooth Streaming Audio and HandsFreeLink, both available on the base trim of the Ridgeline, managing your music and your phone calls has never been easier. In the upgraded RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition trims, your capabilities can be enhanced with smart, cell phone–styled features like Apple Car Play and Google Android Auto.
- If you’d rather break away from dependence on MP3 players and cell phones, then you’ll be happy to know that these same trims come equipped with both Pandora and Sirius XM
- Coordinating and using all of these different features is easier than it might seem! The standard trim of the Ridgeline comes with a 5-inch touchscreen information display that can be upgraded to an 8-inch high-definition control panel in the RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition trims.
- You’ll also get satellite navigation and voice recognition technology in the RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition trims.
No amount of audio connectivity can make up for a poor speaker system, but you’ll never have to compensate in the 2017 Honda Ridgeline!
- A 200-watt seven-speaker system (with a subwoofer) comes standard in the Ridgeline’s RT trim, and in the RTL-E and Black Edition trims a 540-watt eight-speaker premium audio system is equipped as a standard feature.
- The upgraded Ridgeline models are also equipped with an outdoor 7-exciter system that makes this pickup unique in its segment! These durable exciters are embedded straight into the bed of your truck and are perfect for tailgating parties.
Vs. Key Competitors
There’s no shortage of options for the pickup driver today, and it’s important to make an informed decision when you’re choosing a new car. Still, when pitted against the offerings from competing manufacturers, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes out far ahead of the pack.
- The 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 SR5 V6 also comes with a rearview camera, but it lacks the Ridgeline’s armrest and seatback storage.
- The 2016 Chevy Colorado 4WD WT offers less storage space than the Ridgeline, and lacks the latter’s voice-activated controls.
- The 2016 Ford F150 WB doesn’t possess the head restraints, the steering wheel–mounted controls, or the second-row 60/40-split bench seating of the Ridgeline.