The redesigned 2023 Honda Ridgeline is about to arrive, and we can expect uninspected. As far as we know, the new model will introduce some mild exterior and interior upgrades. Also, it will gain more standard features across all trim levels and some engine modification to save consumption. In addition, the manufacturer will make the new truck more attractive/competitive, featuring the same unibody construction as its sibling Honda Pilot SUV.
Interestingly, from some information, the manufacturer might offer an optional engine alongside aging 3.5-liter V6 unit. Many believe that we can expect some sort of electrification or even a hybrid option.
Will Honda Redesign the Ridgeline?
Like the previous generation, the second-gen 2023 Honda Ridgeline will be based on the Pilot crossover. This model is immediately recognized on the road by its attractive and large grille, stylish LED headlights, chrome applique, and a new bumper.
Other than small front tweaks, this midsize pickup has remained mostly the same compared to its predecessor. The side profile comes with the same 17-inch wheels, while upper trims are offering 18 inches or even 19-inch alloy wheels. The same situation is on the back, and we noticed the new LED taillights with better graphics and the same tailgate as before.
Cabin Appearance and Changes
On the inside, the forthcoming 2023 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will keep all the same design cues from its predecessor. In general, there is no need for significant upgrades since the Ridgeline cabin is modern and spacious. This design is near the Pilot, featuring the truck-like steering wheel and plenty of technology.
The manufacturer offers as standard equipment keyless start, cloth upholstery, an 8-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. We expect safety ratings and features to remain the same, including automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and adaptive cruise control.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Powertrain Specs
Under the hood, some changes will happen, and we can expect the 2023 Honda Ridgeline to come with some mechanical changes and improvements regarding fuel efficiency. Many think the new model will also bring an optional engine, but Honda is still quiet about it.
So far, the manufacturer has offered a 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This engine is connected to a standard 9-speed automatic transmission (with paddles) using a torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. According to Honda, the Ridgeline is capable of towing a maximum of 5,000 pounds with this engine. It also comes with a stop/restart function to optimize fuel consumption.
Release Date, Price
The new 2023 Honda Ridgeline will be more muscular, and its arrival is expected to happen sometime next year. This truck is an excellent option for all those looking for an attractive and, most importantly, reliable truck.
On top of that, the new truck comes with a very spacious and modern cabin that we cannot say the same for its rivals. However, from the information that we got, the next-generation model will cost slightly more than before. The current pickup in basics setup costs $37,665, and it can go up to $43,920 with the Black Edition package.