The upcoming 2023 Honda Ridgeline will reportedly bring some significant improvements. As you may know, the Ridgeline is a top-rated midsize pickup truck that features attractive styling, and an even better interior. On the inside, this truck offers many premium touches and is filled with many technologies. We expect the next Ridgeline to come with the same gorgeous, spacious cabin as its sibling Pilot.
Honda will definitively make Ridgeline more competitive thanks to a new Honda Pilot’s unibody chassis. However, at this point, there is no information regarding the engine of this model. The current truck has a tremendous 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers excellent performance.
Will Honda Redesign the Ridgeline?
The exterior of the new 2023 Honda Ridgeline will be tweaked and much more attractive. The manufacturer will add a new grille placed more upright than before, and we expect a new LED headlights. On the side, it will feature more stylish wheels and a thick chrome strip. The rear end will also feature some modifications, like the new rear bumper, and sporty twin exhaust tailpipes.
The bed itself is reportedly made on a scratch-resistant material and dent-resistant composite. Moreover, thanks to a dual-action tailgate, the access is easier than before, either opening down or opening to one side.
Like before, the new 2023 Honda Ridgeline will borrow many cues from the Pilot SUV. This model will once again come as a crew cab, offering room for five people comfortably. Honda will most likely upgrade the new Ridgeline, and it will add more premium touches. All trim levels except the base will come with unique contrast stitching and fresh fabric upholstery.
The seats are comfortable, and Honda offers many gadgets inside. The Ridgeline will include an 8-inch touchscreen with crisper graphics and more visible icons, a Honda Sensing safety feature, and the new driver assistance technology. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration also comes standard, as the 200-watt/7-speaker sound system.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Powertrain Specs
Unlike the previous model, we expect the new 2023 Honda Ridgeline to be much more mechanically improved. Officials have been silent so far, but there is also a possibility of a new powertrain. The current model deploys a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft.
This engine is available with a 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive as standard. Thanks to this potent engine, the Ridgeline can pull 5,000 pounds. It also uses a stop/start option to save gasoline. As we mentioned, the Type R model is also rumored, and it should offer more output. Many believe that a turbocharged engine will likely power it.
Release Date and Price
The new 2023 Honda Ridgeline will probably arrive next summer alongside redesigned Honda Pilot. We expect this truck to introduce a more modern interior, filled with many techs.
The current pickup starts at $32,500, and it goes up to $45,000 for the Black Edition trim. However, the upcoming generation will surely be more expensive, but not drastically.