One of the most selling pickup trucks on the market, Honda Ridgeline, is ready to receive more upgrades next year. This midsize truck will look bolder than before, and it will gain more standard features across all trim levels. In addition, the manufacturer will make the 2023 Honda Ridgeline more competitive, featuring the same unibody construction as the Honda Pilot SUV.
Besides exterior, the new Ridgeline will also share with Pilot the same refined and roomy cabin. At the moment, there is no information regarding the engine of the upcoming truck. The current model uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers excellent performance.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Facelift
Considering that the last year model gained some upgrades, the new 2023 Honda Ridgeline should be unchanged. Of course, it will receive some minor upgrades to keep up with other models in the segment.
Honda could tweak the front end with a new grille, LED headlights, and revised hood. Besides the regular variant, we also expect the high-performance Type R model, as well. This model differs from the regular one thanks to the more attractive blacked-out grille and more aggressive bodywork. It should also ride on sporty and upright 19-inch wheels.
Like before, the upcoming 2023 Honda Ridgeline will share many components with the Pilot SUV. The cabin is comfortable, and it can fit five occupants. For the 2023 year model, Honda will surely replace cheaper-quality plastics on the lower trims with better materials. The standard Sport trim has new fabric seat inserts, while contrasting stitching is available on all trims except the standard one. The seats themselves are comfortable and exceptional for the midsize pickup class.
In terms of standard equipment, the latest pickup should include an 8-inch infotainment screen with crisper graphics, making it more user-friendly. The Honda Sensing set of safety features is also included, along with hill start assist and the Intelligent Traction Dynamics System.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Powertrain Specs
Beneath the hood, the current model is powered by a very potent engine. Overall, we think that Honda will make some mechanical changes and improve it. Many are suggesting a new machine, as well, but officials are still quiet about it.
The current model is using a 3.5-liter V6 producing muscular 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The engine also comes standard with a 9-speed automatic transmission (with paddles) is standard and the torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system. With this engine, the Ridgeline is capable of towing a maximum of 5,000 pounds. On top of that, the stop/restart function is available to optimize fuel consumption.
Release Date, Price
The more muscular 2023 Honda Ridgeline will probably arrive sometime next year, with many upgrades. This truck is very trendy and is an excellent option if you are looking for a reliable truck.
It looks attractive, compact, and it’s featuring a very spacious and modern cabin. However, expect it to cost slightly higher than before. The current pickup starts at $37,665 for the Sport model, and it can go up to $43,920, wearing the Black Edition package.