New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Info

Similar to the model it is replacing, the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline may not have the level of capability that is often associated with the segment, but its combination of pickup utility and SUV-like ride quality make it an appealing truck that will most certainly get the job done. Some of its highlights include an innovative “trunk”
and bed design, spacious and comfortable cabin, and SUV-like handling and ride. The Honda Ridgeline release date is expected this summer (2016) as a 2017 year model.

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, front view, alloy wheels

Just like before, the Ridgeline is still based on a unibody, FWD chassis as opposed to RWD body-on-frame that is popular in many trucks nowadays. This is a pickup truck that is well-suited for light duties and shoppers will find it extremely useful in running daily errands.

For starters, the Ridgeline doesn’t offer the muscle that most buyers in this segment offer, but it offers the ride comfort of a SUV and the workmanship of a light-duty pickup truck. The new model’s exterior design has a more angular silhouette and a more chiseled bodywork.

2017 Honda Ridgeline front angle, headlights and grille

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline interior has is nearly identical to that of the Honda Pilot. The eight-inch infotainment system has been updated and now offers better response times than before. It’s sleek and comes with both Android Auto and Auto CarPlay capabilities. Of course, being a Honda means plenty of cubbyholes. The cabin is spacious and offers plenty of legroom.

2017 Honda Ridgeline auto show, side view, silver color, alloy wheels

When it comes to performance, the new Ridgeline is offered with a 3.5L V6 engine that pairs to a six-speed automatic transmission. While the output figures remain unknown at the moment, it is expected the new mode will produce about 262 lbs. ft. of torque and 280 hp. For buyers who’d want an all-wheel drive system, there’s the all-new AWD system that makes use of Honda’s i-VTM4 torque vectoring transfer case that comes mated to the ITM system. The ITM (Intelligent Monitoring Management) is offered with four modes: mud, snow, sand, and normal that alter the suspension system depending on the prevailing road conditions.

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Honda says the new Ridgeline will be capable of offering medium-duty towing and off-roading capacities while ensuring the ride quality isn’t compromised. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline towing capacity stands at about 5,000 pounds, although this is just an estimation as Honda is yet to offer the exact figure.

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, black color, front view, grille

In terms of competition, the most formidable rivals the Ridgeline will have to battle with in its class include the Colorado/Canyon, and the Tacoma. The Toyota Tacoma specs, for example, include refined V6 engine, extensive list of options, excellent off-road ability, a responsive touchscreen interface, and a peerless resale value. Under its hood are two engines with least powerful rated at 159 hp and 180 lbs. ft. of torque, and the most powerful at 278 horsepower and 265 pounds-feet of torque. The Toyota Tacoma towing capacity with the V6 is estimated to be 6,800 pounds.

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The GMC Canyon, on the other hand, offers a comfortable ride, lots of high-tech features, torque-rich and fuel-efficient engines, and a maneuverable size. The least powerful engine generates about 200 hp and 191 pounds-feet of torque and the most powerful about 181 hp and 369 pounds-feet of torque. The GMC Canyon towing capacity is estimated to be about 7,700 pounds.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Pictures of Exterior & Interior

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, dashboard, lcd screen, gear shift knob

Some of the standard features available on the base model include dual-one automatic climate control, a six-speaker sound system, sixteen-inch alloy wheels, a 4.2”color display, LED running lights automatic projector-style lamps, a rearview camera, dual USB ports, floor covering, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, adjustable driver seat, and an auxiliary audio jack. Of course more features will be available on its release date.

2017 Honda Ridgeline side view, black color, alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline Specs For The Engine

As already mentioned above, the new Honda Ridgeline 2017 will be offered with a familiar 3.5L i-VTEC V6 engine that is expected to produce about 280 horsepower and 262 lbs. ft. of torque. Paired to the mill is a six-speed automatic transmission systems that is tasked with the responsibility of carrying the output to the front wheels.

2017 Honda Ridgeline engine

Sadly, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline mpg ratings haven’t been offered yet but we expect the front-wheel drive model to return about 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Release Date & Price

Rumors suggest the new truck will probably be offered for sale sometime this summer as a 2017 year model.

2017 Honda Ridgeline release date

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline price starts from an MSRP of about $38,000. Additional specs, interior and exterior pictures should be looked up at Honda online forums.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, alloy wheels

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2017 Honda Ridgeline auto show, front view, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline rear view, tailpipe and alloy wheels

2017 Honda Ridgeline trunk

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, front leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Honda Ridgeline interior, leather back seats

2017 Honda Ridgeline spy shots, front view

2017 Honda Crosstour Release Date and News

2017 Honda Crosstour Release Date, Info – With a versatility that surpasses that of a midsize sedan, the long-awaited 2017 Honda Crosstour is finally back. Although, if you want more cargo volume, a wagon or a crossover SUV will suite you better. Its date of release while shrouded in a lot of speculation, should be expected in March 2017 despite talks of discontinuation a while back.

Car-like driving dynamics, spacious interior seating, an available all-wheel-drive, and plenty of standard features are just some of the features install for you once the Crosstour is available in showrooms next year.

2017 Honda Crosstour side angle, allot wheels

The Crosstour is a versatile vehicle that comes with plenty of practicability. Is it space you are looking for? Crossover SUV characteristics? Affordability? How about a combination of wagon and hatchback characters? See, the Crosstour has combined all these features in good measure, the result is a vehicle that is almost faultless.

This five passenger Crosstour in comparison to the Honda Accord offers an additional 10 cubic feet of extra space for your luggage. Also, it offers easy ingress and egress especially when you want to access the cargo area. A higher stance also makes it easier for its passengers to get a better view of the road ahead. The handling you get whilst driving it is superb and nothing compared to any other vehicle in its class.

2017 Honda Crosstour rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

There are some downsides to owning a Crosstour nonetheless. Compared to its rivals, it offers the least interior luggage space; its overall refinement is nothing worth bragging about as it is still based on the previous-generation Accord; and it comes with a rather polarizing styling and button-intensive console.

Therefore, we highly recommend you check other alternatives first before binding yourself to the 2017 Honda Crosstour. They include the 2017 Honda CR-V, the 2017 Nissan Murano, and the 2017 Toyota Venza. Nevertheless, those who opt for the Crosstour will enjoy the Accord-style goodness and utility.

2017 Honda Crosstour front view, headlights and grille

Available Trims – Honda Crosstour

The redesigned hatchback is available in only two trims: EX and EX-L trims.

Interior Reviews & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Honda Crosstour

The EX comes equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, full power accessories, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, foglights, automatic headlights, automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, iPod/USB audio interface, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a seven-speaker sound system, a 6-CD changer, an auxiliary audio jack, and seven-speaker sound system.

2017 Honda Crosstour steering wheel and gear shift knob

Opting for the EX V6 gets you a rearview camera, an 8” infotainment screen, keyless entry and keyless, a V6 engine, Honda’s Lanewatch passenger-side blind-spot monitor, Aha and Pandora radio smartphone integration, SMS text notification, LED headlights and running lights, a four-way power passenger seat, and automatic climate control (three-zone).

2017 Honda Crosstour exterior, side view

The EX-L trim adds 18” wheels, lane-departure warning systems, forward collision warning, driver seat memory settings, heated front seats, keyless ignition and entry, satellite and HD radio, leather upholstery, and a V6 engine.

Finally, the EX-L V6 adds a navigation system, 18-inch wheels, 16GB media storage, voice controls, LED running lights, unique exterior and interior accents, automatic climate control (four-zone), keyless ignition and entry, and exterior heated mirrors.

2017 Honda Crosstour interior, lcd screen, dashboard and gear shift knob

Although the materials used aren’t as upscale as you’d expect especially considering its price range, it still offers value. What you pay for is what you get. And if you are willing to pay an extra, there are several packages available to help you achieve the level of appeal you wish for.

Engine Specs – 2017 Honda Crosstour

You’ll get two engines fitted under the hood of the 2017 Honda Crosstour. A four-cylinder 2.4L engine rated at 205 horsepower and 171 lbs. ft. of torque, and a 3.5L V6 engine good for 281 horsepower and 252 lbs. ft. of torque.

Just like the outgoing model, both engines are mated to the standard five-speed automatic transmission system or the optional six-speed automatic with paddle shifters. The EX comes standard with the front wheel drive, while the EX-L offers an all-wheel drive as standard.

2017 Honda Crosstour engine

The four-cylinder is rated at 22/31/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The V6-powered front wheel drive model gets 20/30/23 mpg and 19/28/22 mpg with the AWD V6.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 110.1 in
Length: 196.6 in
Width: 74.7 in
Passenger volume: 101.4 ft³
Maximum cargo volume: 51.3 ft³
Curb weight: 3703 lbs
Top Speed: 121 mph
0-60: 7,2 sec
MPG: 22/31 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Basque Red Pearl II, Crystal Black Pearl, Kona Coffee Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs

Price & 2017 Honda Crosstour Release Date

2017 Honda Crosstour exterior, gray color, alloy wheels

This five passenger 2017 Honda Crosstour hatchback is set for availability in March next year. If you are interested in Accord classic strengths, family-oriented design, sure-footed handling, and accurate steering, you’ll have to start arranging for financing options with your financial institution in order to get a minimum of $27,530 once it is available for sale.

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2017 Honda Crosstour interior, leather seats and steering wheel

2017 Honda Crosstour alloy wheel

2017 Honda S2000 Release Date, News and Rumors

Pop open the metaphorical champagne, ladies and gentlemen, Honda’s recently discontinued S2000 is returning back. The news was reported by Motoring Australia that Honda had given the green light to bring back the S2000. The Honda S2000 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017, if recent rumors from those privy of its developments are to be trusted.

2017 Honda S2000 front view, grille and headlights

Nowadays, Honda sports car lineup has become a bit clearer. We are already sure that the diminutive S660 sports coupe and the NSX are coming. And things couldn’t be much better with the recent announcement of the S2000.

Motoring Australia said the S2000 styling will slot in between the S660 and the NSX, and will come with flared wheel arches, large side air intakes, and wraparound headlights. This will be in stark contrast to its previous look that was rather sleek, bullet-like design. This robust look will come in handy as people have often called Hondas boring for years.

2017 Honda S2000 exterior, white color

The same sources say the RWD 2017 Honda S2000 will most probably come with a modified version of the four-cylinder, turbocharged 2.0L that presently provides the motivation for the 2017 Honda Civic Type R. paired to a seven-speed DCT system and an electric motor, its power is estimated to be about 365 hp.

2017 Honda S2000 orange color, front angle

If the rumors are anything to go by, the new Honda S2000 2017 will continue to exemplify its open-top styling, control, and balance. Interior wise, the vehicle is expected to offer contemporary designs, technologies and materials that auger well with modern times, especially considering it will rival the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Mini Cooper Convertible, and the Fiat 124.

2017 Honda S2000 rear view, taillights and tailpipe

The Miata Convertible is a good option for those looking for a spirited performance, reasonable pricing, user-friendly manual soft top, and sublime manual transmission system. Additionally, it highlights the models sense of lightweight, affordable character, and long list of safety and technology features. The sole engine offered beneath its hood is a 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 155 horsepower and 148 lbs. ft. of torque and comes mated to either a six-speed manual transmission system or a six-speed automatic. This combination ensures the MX-5 Miata achieves a 0-60 mph in just 6.3 seconds.

2017 Honda S2000 tipe r, blue color

The MINI Cooper, on the other hand, blends exceptional quickness and fuel-efficiency, offers a cheeky style and extensive options, and provides a sporty driving experience. Additionally, the S2000 will find its premium interior hard to parallel. The base engine offered beneath the Cooper Convertible hood is a turbocharged 1.5L three-cylinder engine rated at 134 hp and 162 lbs. ft. of torque that propels it from 0-60 mph in just 7.4 seconds.

2017 Honda S2000 red color, cabriolet, grille and headlights

2017 Honda S2000 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Similar to the S2K, the new Honda S2000 2017 model will be offered with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine with a rear-wheel configuration, but that’s as far as the similarities go. Unlike the previous model whose engine produced 220 hp, the new vehicle will come with a Civic-Type-R based version that churns out an impressive 350 horsepower.

2017 Honda S2000 engine

Additionally, rumors have it that Honda is planning to add a simplified version of the NSX’s hybrid AWD system, too. Speculations allege the 2017 Honda S2000 Hybrid will help propel the vehicle from 0-60 mph in a blistering 5.0 seconds.

But according to Takahiro Hachigo – Honda’s President, “whether or not we develop a hybrid depends on the type of the car. It’s not always the case that we have a fixed notion that a sports car always has to be a hybrid.”

2017 Honda S2000 engine view

When we come to the fuel economy, the same sources, judging from preliminary data, say the vehicle will probably check in at around 33 MPG. More 2017 Honda S2000 specs should be expected as its release date edges closer.

2017 Honda S2000 Interior Accessories & Exterior Changes

2017 Honda S2000 steering wheel, gear shift knob and dashboard

Some of the standard 2017 Honda S2000 accessories include dual-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated mirrors, fifteen-inch alloy wheels, adjustable ambient lighting, a cooled glovebox, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automatic wipers and headlights, an electronic-slip differential, dual USB ports, cruise control, and leatherette upholstery.

2017 Honda S2000 front angle, white color

Of course, options, and packages will additionally be offered depending on whether the S2000 will be available in different trim models.

2017 Honda S2000 Release Date & Price

 

According to rumors, the vehicle should be expected sometime in early 2017. It is still too early to estimate its price, but credible sources say its MSRP will probably start from an MSRP of $60,000.

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2017 Honda S2000 exterior, white color, cabriolet

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2017 Honda S2000 grille, headlights and alloy wheels