The gossips about the upcoming 2022 Honda Ridgeline are not settling down at all. According to multiple reports, the next-gen Ridgeline will get various changes. Honda will improve the design of this pickup and it will make its cabin more comfortable. As you probably know, the Ridgeline is one of the most reliable pickup trucks on the market. It provides excellent performance and it looks very compact.
Besides, changes under the hood are a possibility. From what we heard, the forthcoming model might also get a new engine and some mechanical changes. On the other hand, Ridgeline Type-R could be released at the same time as the standard one.
What We Know So Far About 2022 Honda Ridgeline?
The next-gen 2022 Honda Ridgeline will look more distinctive than the previous model. However, don’t expect a complete redesign, because we heard that this model would introduce minor changes outside. Firstly, the Ridgeline will use the same design language as the latest Pilot SUV. As you probably know, both models are riding on the same platform. However, the arriving model will gain some changes upfront.
For a start, the front fascia will be definitively revised and we can expect an entirely new headlight system and fog lights. Also, the grille would be reshaped wearing more chrome accents. On top of that, the manufacturer will add new stylish wheels. Like before, two-way tailgate should be standard.
Interior With More Modern Appearance
The approaching 2022 Honda Ridgeline will introduce a couple of changes inside. From the information that we got, the latest Ridgeline will get a more modern cabin. That means we can expect new high-tech features. Besides, Honda will add better materials and more standard equipment for sure.
New upholstery with more soft touches is a must. The new 2022 Honda Ridgeline will arrive in six different trim levels, including Black Edition as the most luxurious variant. In terms of techs, the latest pickup should come with a new infotainment screen, phone integrations, Bluetooth, and a few USB ports. Also, we are assuming better safety aids than before.
New Engine Could Happen
There will be a few possibilities under the upcoming 2022 Honda Ridgeline. If the rumors are accurate, the next-gen model might be refreshed with a new engine. On the other hand, the latest Honda Ridgeline will surely offer a 3.6-liter V6 as standard once again. This powertrain uses a front-wheel-drive system and is able to generate 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque on the current model. However, we heard that this powertrain under the new model might gain slightly more outputs.
Besides, we are still don’t know if the manufacturer continues to use the same 6-speed automatic transmission or the new one. In terms of fuel economy, we can expect some improvements. The current Ridgeline delivers 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. A hybrid variant could also arrive and even a high-performance Type R version.
2022 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price
The upcoming generation 2022 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will definitively cost slightly more than before. This model should introduce plenty of improvements and even more standard equipment. However, because this pickup truck is still in an early stage of development, we are still waiting for more details to be released.
According to some gossips, the Ridgeline model will cost $34,000, which is $2000 more than the current one. This price is for the base model that comes with standard equipment. Honda said that this model should go on sale later in 2021, possibly around November.