2016 Honda Ridgeline

The plan from Japanese manufacturer is to make 2016 Honda Ridgeline No1 selling vehicle in the segment. Compact pick-up truck offer is not big enough, so Ridgeline should move up in the pecking order. However, task is hard since US market is being dominated from home-made vehicles of domestic producers Chevrolet and Ford. To made significant impact, Honda has being preparing hybrid version of 2016 Ridgeline. That would be first pick-up truck with that engine option in US. Because of that, and many more changes, this vehicle won’t be launched in 2015, but as 2016 year model.

2016 Honda Ridgeline

2016 Honda Ridgeline release date

Release date is yet to be set, but it is now certain that Honda Ridgeline will go as 2016 year model. According to early plans, this should be 2015 year vehicle, but unexpected delay happened. With develop of the new engine options, Honda has been busy with design options and styling details for 2016 Ridgeline. Also, new design will upgrade aerodynamics, with also having effect to fuel economy.

2016 Honda Ridgeline mpg

Current model of the Ridgeline is rated at 17 mpg, which makes it one of the top priorities for improving for 2016 Honda Ridgeline. Competitors made a big step forward about this question. New Ford and Chevy models will improve mpg rate, while not losing on power end. Full-size F150 and Silverado are now way over 20 mpg, so, a lot of work is in front of 2016 Honda Ridgeline engineers. Even these are bigger trucks, and Ridgeline is not their rank, but it is clear that consumption  rate must be improved if it want to have something to brag about to the buyers.

2016 Honda Ridgeline

2016 Honda Ridgeline engine

One of the possibilities for the new 2016 Honda Ridgeline is hybrid drivetrain. It is still in developing phase. For regular, petrol engine, it is very probable that Aluminum block 3.5 liter 24 valve SOHC V6 will be under the hood. It should deliver somewhere round 250 hp. Honda will continue with its all-wheel drive system called VTM-4. However, we expect 2016 Ridgeline as rear-or front-wheel drive as an option.

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