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After a complete redesign of the Ridgeline last year—which received the prestigious North American Truck of the Year Award—Honda engineers are back at it again with the 2018 model. What’s new? A few additions to the new Honda Ridgeline make it even more brilliant than its 2017 predecessor.

For the most part, the latest Ridgeline sticks to the plan that was created last year, carrying over the same modern features and a chic cabin that is more “sedan” than it is “pickup.” For 2018, changes include a handful of new exterior paint colors and a slight price increase, as well as the deletion of the least-popular RTS trim.

With the course already set for the 2018 Ridgeline, here’s what you can expect when you take it for a test drive at one of our Miami Honda dealerships.

Convenience & Brawn on the Outside

All Ridgeline trucks are driven by a V6 engine that is frothing at the mouth for an adventure. Making a capable 280 horsepower, this V6 can handle about 5,000 pounds attached to a towing hitch, which means hauling gear to your favorite Hollywood or North Miami Beach is a piece of cake. (Of course, that’s assuming you don’t take on the sand with the Ridgeline and its Intelligent Tracking Management System.) The four-foot-wide bed is also capable of carrying about 1,500 lbs. of payload, too, including awkwardly sized pieces of plywood.

Speaking of truck bed innovation, the Ridgeline also carries over the very assets that made its 2017 model such a success. An in-bed trunk is as useful on long road trips as it is when tailgating at a Dolphins game thanks to its drain plug. The dual-action tailgate swings down as well as to the side, offering the utmost convenience depending on your situation. And the bed’s built-in sound system and power outlet help you make quick work of your Miami landscaping project.

A Not-So-Compact Truck Interior
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A Not-So-Compact Truck Interior

Does the new Ridgeline have the segment’s best cabin? We’re certain of it, as there’s more than enough room to seat five comfortably, a nifty rear storage compartment to keep gear under lock and key, and a swath of built-in features running along the dash, including the beloved 8.0-inch touchscreen that is optional on the higher trims. Most will fall for the standard inclusion of Bluetooth and USB ports, push-button start, and the premium seven-speaker sound system, but available options like a moonroof, satellite radio, heated leather seats, and navigation are well worth the upgrade.

Design Your 2018 Ridgeline at Our Miami Honda Dealers

Small trucks like this were once a dream, but thanks to some clever engineering by the geniuses at Honda, that dream is now a reality. Ranked at the tip-top of the compact truck pyramid, the new 2018 Honda Ridgeline is as elite as it gets. Request a quote and design your ideal Ridgeline at one of our Honda Dealerships near Fort Lauderdale, FL, and you’ll never look back.

 

Find your closest South Florida Honda Dealers location around Miami, Pompano Beach, and Florida City today.

 

Sources & Photos:

https://automobiles.honda.com/ridgeline

https://blog.caranddriver.com/2018-honda-ridgeline-sees-fewer-choices-higher-prices/