Choosing between a pickup truck and an SUV can be challenging, especially if a full-size model is a little too much truck for your needs or your budget. But if you don’t need more than five seats and you’ll be using your new vehicle for many different applications in many circumstances in Sherwood Park and beyond, the 2024 Honda Ridgeline could be just the vehicle you need. The midsize Ridgeline is rugged, versatile, capable, and flexible and a great alternative to a two-row crossover.
The exterior styling isn’t long past its last refresh, and the 2024 Honda Ridgeline is further away from an SUV and closer to a traditional truck than some may have seen it in the past. Despite that, it still manages to bridge the gap between a pickup and an SUV very nicely, and that helps it appeal to an increasingly broad audience.
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline is available in four different trim levels. The lineup starts with the entry-level Ridgeline Sport, and after that, you have the EX-L, Touring, and range-topping Black Edition trim levels to choose from. Honda doesn’t offer the 2024 Ridgeline in a two-wheel-drive format anymore. That means every version of the new Ridgeline features Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) AWD System and Intelligent Traction Management, which provides four different driving modes of Normal, Snow, Mud, and Rock.
The Ridgeline may be notably smaller than full-size trucks, but it’s still a pickup truck at the end of the day, which means capability is a vital part of the Ridgeline’s appeal. That explains why Honda puts a 3.5-liter V-6 engine under the hood of every version of the 2024 Ridgeline, developing 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. The power gets to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire and paddle shifters.
When equipped with the available Towing Package, the 2024 Honda Ridgeline can tow up to a maximum of 2,267 kg (5,000 pounds). Another reason to choose a midsize truck is better fuel economy than larger trucks, and the Ridgeline can get you 12.8 L/100 km in the city, 9.9 L/100 km on the highway, and 11.5 L/100 km combined.
It would be easy to assume a pickup truck would be relatively basic, especially at the entry level, but that’s not the case with the Ridgeline, and it’s another reason why it makes a compelling case to choose it over a similar-sized SUV. Every model comes equipped with standard heated front seats, and EX-L and higher trims also get heated outboard rear seats and perforated leather upholstery.
All models also get an excellent infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and wireless charging. Touring and Black Edition versions of the Ridgeline add standard navigation, HD Radio, a premium audio system, and even a truck bed audio system. Every Ridgeline also comes with a standard multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines and plenty of other safety features that make it one of the safest vehicles in its class.
Unless you need light-duty or heavy-duty capability or more than five seats, it’s hard to think of a role the 2024 Honda Ridgeline can’t fulfill. Come along to Wheaton Honda here at 9688 34 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, to put the Ridgeline through its paces on a test drive. Alternatively, call us at (780) 463-7888 for more information about pricing and availability and book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.