The 2019 Honda Ridgeline will definitely receive an update. Although it seems too early for the move, the Japanese car manufacturer has something new in mind, which can’t wait for too long. The all-new pickup is popular, but it has a big problem. The biggest competitors feature lots better fuel economy figures. Honda has a simple solution, which will come along with the refreshed 2019 model.
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Styling wise, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline won’t differ overly from today’s truck. No, the manufacturer might add a few new cues to the ends, but nothing more. The cab should receive better quality materials and updated infotainment and safety systems. Plus, they won’t skip the chance to add a few new colors both inside and out.
The biggest changes, however, will happen beneath the hood. No, the current 3.5-liter V6 won’t host anything new. Instead, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline will get one more unit. It’s going to be a Sport Hybrid system, which combines a 3.0-liter V6 engine with three electric motors. The system currently occupies Acura’s MDX SUV, so we know pretty much everything about it. One engine is in charge for transmission, while other two run the rear axle. Of course, the gasoline part of the drivetrain powers front wheels. Altogether the setup delivers 321 horsepower and lifts fuel economy for around 5 mpg.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price
Judging by the information we have, the 2019 Ridgeline will be introduced late next year. Truck’s base price will stay untouched, while the hybrid should cost around $40K.