>industry's first in-bed audio system make Ridgeline the ultimate tailgating vehicle
The audio-in-tailgate feature is retarded.
But holy shit, are they finally expanding the bed of this thing? I'd like the Ridgeline to stop being the shitty, unloved, retarded step-brother of the Avalanche and actually try being a fucking truck for once.
as someone who enjoys social activities during summer, like tailgating and shuttling a bunch of friends around to float the river. This would be a perfect feature when you have a bunch of buddies in the bed.
It's different. That's about the only remotely positive thing that can be said for the current Ridgeline. Other than that, however; it has all of the disadvantages of a truck, basic interior/low MPG, and absolutely none of the benefits. Functionally speaking, it's a shit vehicle. There is a reason these things have abysmal sales.
Another pic, for those interested. Bed looks shorter than OP's pic, but still, stark improvement over the current Ridgeline.
>it doesn't look as retarded as the renders
>the bed actually has seperate panels from the body and is a useful size
Can it be that Honda are finally entering the actual pickup truck market?
I like it
It's not like any faggot who buys a new pickup (especially this one) is looking to do anything particularly dangerous to the bed anyway. Might as well build it to appeal to the demographics who actually buy these things.
You can do that when you have a transverse engine setup driving the front wheels.
Rear looks pretty odd the way it rises toward the gate, but overall a much better job than the last go.
Small hood is fine. I'd personally be fine if they dropped the V6 and put in an I-4, maybe stick a turbo on it? Since they're doing that with Civics now. That way it'll also get semi-decent gas mileage, as opposed to the abysmal gas mileage the current Ridgeline gets. It gets V8 gas mileage and puts out roughly half the power.
It's looking to be mid-sized. Which is very opportune. Since the Ranger has left the U.S. market there has been a pretty big hole left that someone needs to fill.
I wish they'd drop the 20~ degree angle they've got going on from the rear tire to the end. Flatten it out, it'd look so much better.
Indeed, for giving up some of the functionality of a 'proper' pickup you should be getting noticeably better gas milage, but I doubt this will. Surely won't be any cheaper either.
This thing is going to flop even harder than the last one, which all the great pickups (including midsizes) out and coming out, and the great mileage and power they're getting out of smaller engines.
>It's looking to be mid-sized. Which is very opportune. Since the Ranger has left the U.S. market there has been a pretty big hole left that someone needs to fill.
Tacoma has always been around, and now the new Colorado/Canyon are selling like crazy. I think the rumour is Ford will be back soon with the Ranger.
>still doesn't have a cargo pass-through
Seriously, how fucking hard is it to make the rear bench fold forward and the midwall to fold flat?
And what the fuck is the deal with that name? There's nothing luxurious about it, and it's for fuck sure not "hi-lux" either. That name should be used for a light bulb ffs.
oh what a feeling
This looked promising. Almsot f1 50 like.
This is disappointing.
>being taller than your truck
>being a total pussy
Tall trucks are a blight. The world was better when trucks knew they would be used on roads 99% of the time and didn't try to tower over everything for no reason.
Yawn... It's been done before.
>tfw my tiny roadster has more trunk space than a Civic
Are you even trying, Honda?
>>industry's first in-bed audio system make Ridgeline the ultimate tailgating vehicle
It uses exciters and not real speakers in the bed. Any truck with the doors open will be louder and a wet sounds sound bar in the bed will probably absolutely destroy their setup.
> ultimate tailgating vehicle
> not having a party mode button
Get your shit together Honda
The Tacoma and Frontier literally become bigger and bigger ever fucking generation. Even the new Colorado is bigger then the older version. It's stupid, they are almost if not as big as a Pre-97 F150.
same thing can be said for the first go.
i bought it used at 30k miles and now its at 200k+ and ive literally had to do nothing but routine maintenance. does what offroading i need, can tow my trailers and gear well enough and hold enough junk/drywall/carpet for whatever project i do.
good rock-solid reliablity, ugly, and average gas mileage.
wish they went more aggressive with the styling though. old one looked ugly as fuck, new one looks basic and boring.
>mfw the main reason the US will get the Ranger is because of UAW politics
>mfw hype for some reason for the new Ranger when I'll probably get a beat up 80's Ranger with four cylinders and a manual shifter for $1000 if I need a truck
They're mid engine, but it's a boxer engine so there space above it for the convertible top which leaves tons of room of a trunk the the back above the transmission that doesn't lose any space then the top is folded down.
The ranger is becoming pig fat unfortunately. Plenty of them on the road here now as they are cheap and the whore advertising them appeals to those with displacement issues down there.
it's the caitlyn jenner of trucks
neither one is the real thing
Will they make a version without the 4 doors?
I just want a tiny 2-door (or 4-door with 2 being those tiny suicide doors like an F-150 of FJ) truck I can use for work daily. I don't need too much space, but I need to haul some shit.
Also old cars aren't an option because I own a business, and everyone will think I'm poor if I use an older model Ranger or Tacoma.
it's true desu
the s10 was produced for almost 20 years down in brazil, you know.
brazilian laws (and consumer tastes) are obviously quite different from american (but one could figure that out on their own)
it's brazilian laws that bring about 20 year production runs of the same model...the s10 isn't unique at all in this regard
i'm not saying brazilians *aren't* retarded, but clearly, there's enough higher-ups left who recognize utility/practicality and simplicity.
Fun fact, the frames with the worst rot problems were the ones made by Dana in the US.
Because it's unibody FWD based and can only tow 5000 lbs and carry 1600 lbs in the bed
Honestly is looks like something I would get myself whenever I get my own home and garage to work in
It's basically a family car with a bed to haul car parts like engines and shit
/o/ should love this
>The Ridgeline's 60/40-split and folding second-row seat provides the ultimate versatility for people- and cargo-hauling utility. With the seats folded down, the Ridgeline will comfortably carry up to five people while still accommodating long items, like a set of golf clubs, under the rear seat. Folding up one or both sides of the 60/40-split seat bottom opens up the back to carry tall and bulky items.
It's the same people who hate this glorious thing.
>muh diesel option
It's AWD anon. Try to keep up.
They have always been AWD.
>exceptional build quality
>tows up to 5,000lbs
>comfortably (emphasis on comfortably) seats 5 adults
>great 4WD system
>and a fucking in-bed audio system
CHEVY COLORADO ON SUICIDE WATCH
2bh familia, I spent several months driving a 2007 Ridgeline
It handled an Ontario winter quite well, the AWD system works great. Not at all sure where you people are coming up with "LOL SHIT TIER SYSTEM". It activates and deactivates perfectly, and works very well with the stability control. Combined with independent suspension, it handles better than any 4x4 truck I've ever driven. Those niggers bounce all over the fucking place, especially on washboard roads.
Lotta shit talking about Ridgelines, and it always comes from people who have never driven one for more than 2 minutes. I thought they were a cuck vehicle at first, and that they were ugly (first gen are still weird looking IMO), but they are better to DD than any conventional truck.
he doesn't know what he's talking about, there's no reason transverse engines can't manage a good AWD/4WD system. it has literally no practical effect on it, just more backwater nonsense from Ford/GM shills
That's not a secret that it is a pseudo-truck.
But the point you're trying to deflect from is that it is not a car, but it's built like one. Honda wants to play big truck market but doesnt want to get off their lazy ass or spend any of their Jew gold to develop a truck, so they rape an Odyssey instead. Good job.
Clearly they're not trying to create a direct competitor to full-size stuff like the F-150, so why do you think they are? That's like saying "HEY FAGGOT NICE STATION WAGON BUT IT'S NOT A MINIVAN YET SO WHY ARE YOU EVEN TRYING LOL BITCH GTFO."
The Ridgeline was never competitive in terms of towing and payload, Honda never claimed it was. It's for people who know what they're going to use the vehicle for, and don't need to buy a full-size truck. There are a lot of sacrifices being made when you purchase something like a Silverado or a RAM, mostly relating to quality and reliability. The Ridgeline is still ranked as one of the most reliable vehicles, and has excellent resale value.
So I would ask: why the fuck would someone buy a full-size truck when they don't need one? The Ridgeline gives them a decent sized box to carry cargo, spacious interior, AWD, high seating position and good visibility, good ground clearance, reasonable power and torque for DDing, and some neat features like the in-bed trunk.
All of this insane butthurt, I don't get it. I really don't. Did a Ridgeline rape your mother or something?
>m-muh damage control guise!
Hahahahahaha what a little faggot you are.
You're talking to someone who probably grew up in some shithole small town where everyone is a blue collar pleb and drives a truck out of necessity. He can't fathom the notion that there are people who don't need to tow farm equipment and haul junk in their vehicle 24/7. Plus he hates it because it's Honda, and JAPS ARE THE ENEMY GOTTA BUY MERRIKAN TO KEEP THEM JABS HERE IN MERRIKA.
>his head explodes when he realizes Ridgelines are made in Kentucky
>full-size stuff like the F-150,
>they dont want to make a truck thats why
LOL That's exactly what they're trying to do with a minivan. Forget f150, they can't even do a Chevy Colorado, which might I add is actually an Isuzu. Honda has got to have the laziest, cheapest "pickup truck" to ever come out of Japan. But they know no true truck guy will buy it, it's a poser toy for the suburban mom and inept metrosexual. Nothing personal towards yoru demographic though.
This is the most butthurt, dismissive, damage controlling post ITT. Your ass is literally bleeding through your pants at this point.
That's even more backwater and redneck-ish, I'm sure he'll be thrilled.
>true truck guy
Oh right, I forgot that modern trucks are nothing but status symbols for wannabe country boys
>it's a poser toy for the suburban mom and inept metrosexual
You just described the F150. Everyone buys an F150, it's the most sold vehicle in the US. And the vast majority of those people are soccer moms and posers
Reality sucks, doesn't it?
>m-muh cuntry lyfe
>muh lifted trucks
>muh BROWNING decals
>muh LED strips
I remember when I was a kid and pickup trucks were just a thing you owned if you needed to pull trailers and shit. My family always had F150s, because we had a boat and RV and shit. Plus we camped all the time so a big box was decent.
When the fuck did they become the DD of manlets and fuckboy swaggots? They've given birth to such a pathetic subculture, it makes my stomach turn.
>When the fuck did they become the DD of manlets and fuckboy swaggots?
Don't worry, they'll soon become huge fans of Fisher-Price tier cars that are shaped like pickups, if they arent already and they'll leave the real trucks alone.
>Not a full size truck
The first gen Ridgeline is 77.8 inches wide. The current Pilot is about the same width, so I find it difficult to imagine the Ridgeline is going to be any skinnier. The current F-150 is 79.9 inches wide. The current Taco and GM Twins are about 74 inches wide.
The Ridgeline has the worst case of Tweener Syndrome I've ever seen. It's a fatter, less durable, less capable Taco that rides nice and it's going to cost about $25 grand as a stripper.
Only takes like 3 minutes to get it to this point
Why even post? And 'base model' Fridgeline has the same drivetrain, whereas Colorado/Canyon has options- and towing is a good way to eliminate the capability of the chassis and 4WD system from the equation, so that you shit point about your shit truck can barely stand.
I highly doubt they're going to be cost competitive, even throwing away cash on the hood. But a Crew Cab V6 costs around 27 starting and can tow 7 grand to the Ridgeline's 5.
>B-but it's not supposed to compete against regular trucks!!
Why the hell make it the same size (bigger, even) then? Why isn't the Ridgeline significantly smaller for based fuel economy, price, and parking ability?
It's funny you try to turn the topic into one of nationalism, when japan is notorious for that sort of shit. Meanwhile in the US, all major business is sent overseas because it's cheaper, and all the 'murrican's are also conservatives/republicans and view corporations as gods, who should never be questioned because 'trickle down economics works!'.
Nah, the reason the US doesn't get the Ranger is there isn't a good market for small trucks. If you have money, why not buy an F150? If you don't have money, why not buy a used F150?
Gas is cheap so fuel economy doesn't matter. Whats to gain from a smaller truck?
>The Pilot shares its platform with the Acura MDX, as well as the Odyssey minivan and the Accord sedan.
Does anyone here ever read press releases? There's an AWD option. While there's no transfer case for a 4x4 Low Range, it can send 100% of its tork to the rear wheels as needed.
It's a torque vector system tuned for "truck activities". They shouldn't even bother with the FWD one to be honest but I think Honda is chasing a price point with a stripper model
No what I'm saying is that there's currently talks of Ford bringing back the Ranger to the US in 2018, and it's largely because of UAW politics. Since the Focus and CMAX production are being moved from Michigan to Mexico, bringing back the Bronco and Ranger is on the table so that those workers don't lose their jobs.
Ford is dumb. They could maybe give away the CMAX to Mexican workers but why would they give Fords answer to the Honda Civic to Mexican workers? That's a lot of cars and a lot of jobs lost. And now people like Donald Trump with all this attention are bashing you
Nobody here can read
Everyone was bitching about how it didn't have a rear seat pass through but in the press release it said the rear seats fold down to let long objects pass through to the bed
The people here are literally idiots
>Try not living in Burgerland, maybe it wouldn't be a problem then.
Are you trying to say the global market midsize pickups (Colorado included) didn't "literally become bigger and bigger ever fucking generation"? I'm sorry you were blind from birth.
>The Ridgeline also will be available for the first time in both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations. All-wheel-drive models will utilize Honda's i-VTM4™ torque vectoring AWD technology, featuring Intelligent Terrain Management with Normal, Sand, Snow and Mud modes, providing robust medium-duty off-road and towing capability with superior on-road, all-weather handling, traction and performance.
I'm so fucking mad about this truck. It's not even that it's ugly or a limp wristed yuppie hauler - it's the opposite really. I live in the south, and I watch faggots drag themselves into their 8" skyjacked pavement pounders on the daily. I see women driving Tahoes so massive for them that I can barely see their bug-eye sunglasses above the wheel. Half the retards I know with these sorts of jacked up shitheaps work in offices or other basic bro jobs.
I'm a goddamn mechanic. Me and nearly everyone I work with drives a normal car. The few dudes I know with trucks drive base model quarter or half tons. None of them would drive a fucking duallie to our shop because it's retarded, but bet money that Ted Fuckstick, President of Desk Jockey, LLC had the King Ranch F-350 that's never seen a dirt road.
For fuck's sake, I have the most unreasonable truck of everyone I know, and it's just a base model Ramcharger. It has off road tires and a two inch block lift because I like to drive on trails.
This goddamn Ridgeline is too sane for the world. It's going to fail miserably. It makes me so fucking mad.
fuck this jap shit.
glorius 7.3 turbine whisteeeel
moments after ghost riding the whip and 4x4 snow doughnuts
>hatchback has speakers on rear parcel shelf that are exposed when opening the boot
>drive into underground car park
>play this at max volume, fader set to full rear
>security arrives in about a minute
Full-size trucks either get worked to death as work vehicles, or driven as family cars. So it's really all or nothing.
Compact trucks are mostly bought by individuals, but those who intend to actually use them as trucks.
>tfw fixing a 96 s10 as we speak
even when it wasn't working I would get weekly offers from beaners who wanted to buy it "to go back to mexico"
but no, modern beanfags will be all over the ridgeline, they will trade in their lowered 90's civic hatchback in for this trocka
It's a raised Accord with some extra stamped steel gussets. Deal with it.
tip: The Ridgeline shares it's platform with the Pilot and thus the Accord
Why does Honda refuse to make a proper truck?
Even the Subaru Sambar is more truck than the Ridgeline.