Tuesday, November 20, 2007

2007 Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline is different from traditional full-size pickups; it uses both a one-piece unibody and a steel ladder frame, welded together; cab and bed are built as one piece, with separate subframes for the engine, front suspension and rear suspension. Honda offers the Ridgeline in one body style and four trim levels: RT, RTX, RTS and RTL. The new RTX trim level joins the lineup featuring a standard trailer hitch, alloy wheels, accessory grill and body-color painted door handles.

For 2007, the Honda Ridgeline adds a driver-side illuminated vanity mirror and four new exterior colors. The RTL gets a standard moonroof and XM Satellite Radio; the leather option is now monotone. The RTS upgrades to alloy wheels, an 8-way power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 6-disc in-dash audio system, a 7-speaker 160-watt audio system with subwoofer and steering-wheel-mounted controls.

The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 247 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. Standard transmission is a five-speed automatic with a transmission cooler. An all-wheel-drive system (dubbed VTM-4 for Variable Torque Management four-wheel drive) is also standard. Honda's first pickup truck is rated for a half-ton bed capacity and 5,000-pound towing capacity.

View the Honda Ridgeline, this half-ton truck that loves rough roads, at Honda Cars of Rock Hill, leading Honda dealer near Charlotte (NC).