2011 Honda Ridgeline Review and Prices
About 2011 Honda Ridgeline
Honda’s venture into the pickup truck market was quite a rough one. Thankfully though, a solid formula enabled them to find a place in this particular niche in the automotive industry. With the arrival of the 2011 Honda Ridgeline, many are taking a closer look at how they will be able to leverage the success of the earlier releases to win consumers over. Familiarise yourself about 2011 Honda Ridgeline to see what best suites you.
Q. What vehicles compete with 2011 Honda Ridgeline.
A. 2011 Toyota Tacoma and 2011 Dodge Dakota are serious competitors to the 2011 Honda Ridgeline. The Honda Ridgeline has not been able to make enough inroads into the marketing share of the Toyota Tacoma or the Dakota.
Q. When is 2011 Honda Ridgeline expected to become available.
A. You can expect the 2011 Honda Ridgeline to be available by July or August 2010.
Q. What about the styling and its changes with respect to the 2010 model.
A. The 2011 Honda Ridgeline will retain the styling introduced from the previous year’s edition, which therefore suggests that it can also be categorized as a crossover SUV. It will feature a unibody structure. There is no nocieable change in the exterior features for 2011 Ridgeline . There are four trim levels available to choose from: base model or RT, RTS, leather-upholstered RTL, and the RTL with navigation system.
As for the interiors, the interior space and rear-seat accommodations are among the best of its class. As part of the Honda custom, there are standard and optional features to incorporate that will ensure consumers have several options available to suit their needs and budget. The Honda Ridgeline has phenomenal safety feature – and it emplys the curtain-side airbags. The air conditioning comes as standard option. It does has power windows and locks as well as the keyless entry.
Q. What about the engine and powertrain ?
In terms of powertrain, you won’t see a lot of changes for the 2011 Ridgeline. It is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that can produce a maximum 250 horsepower and five-speed automatic transmission. Its power enable you to pick up quickly while entering a highway.
Q. What is the fuel economy of the 2011 Honda Ridgeline ?
A. The fuel economy rating for this one is also similar to the average for the series, which is at 15 mpg on the city and 20 mpg on the highway. Thus, you can expect the same numbers with the 2011 Honda Ridgeline.
Pro’s of 2011 Honda Ridgeline
* 2011 Honda Ridgeline comes with excellent acceleration capacity;
*A handful of infotainment features;
*Good load-carrying ability;
Con’s of 2011 Honda Ridgeline
*The cargo bed is shorter than most of its rivals’.
Currently, the actual pricing details for the 2011 Honda Ridgeline is not yet made official. But many reviewers and critics are expecting that it would not have major changes in terms of price from its predecessor. The base model for this vehicle range is therefore expected to be available at no less than $29,600. However, there are several other models in the range and the RTS model will be priced approximately $32,800 and the RTL model somewhere around $35,550. The ones that come equipped with a navigation system are priced to as high as $38,000.
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for an innovative pickup that does not compromise quality and performance, then the 2011 Honda Ridgeline is the best choice around. Although it has not received major alterations from the 2010 model, it does not have to – and that is probably a crucial decision that enabled this model to survive tough competition. In terms of style, it is one of a kind, but it is also known for its versatility, superb engineering, and delivers optimum comfort ride.