The 2024 Honda Ridgeline is getting the TrailSport therapy together with numerous key inside updates for your entire lineup.
The large information is clearly the brand new Ridgeline Trailsport, which adapts most of the identical components of the all-new Pilot TrailSport and the just lately revealed up to date Passport TrailSport. The suspension will get distinctive spring charges, damper valve tuning and stabilizer bars. The tires are Normal Grabber A/T Sports activities – the identical all-terrains discovered on the Passport TrailSport, however completely different than the Continental TerrainContacts of the Pilot. We have been informed that the efficiency of every needs to be comparable, however that engineers discovered the Generals have been higher suited to the last-generation platforms of the Passport and Ridgeline.
Visually, the TrailSport will get a novel grille insert full with Pewter Grey ending, a shade additionally on the special-to-TrailSport 18-inch wheels and decrease fascia garnish. Beneath that’s added metal underbody safety. The Subtle Sky Blue paint seen here’s a TrailSport particular, first seen on the Pilot and now Ridgeline and Passport. Judging by our time driving the Pilot TrailSport on this shade, individuals dig it. That stated, it could be good if Honda supplied a brand new, particular TrailSport shade yearly the best way Toyota does for its TRD Professional vans and SUVs.
Floor clearance stays unchanged from the already lifted Ridgeline, whereas the torque-vectoring i-VTM4 all-wheel-drive system is so good that it’s not stunning that Honda left it alone for TrailSport obligation. In the end, the Ridgeline TrailSport looks as if it’s going to be an enormous hit amongst these contemplating a Ridgeline, however it does really feel like Honda might’ve gone simply a bit additional right here because the Ridgeline is a pickup relatively than a household SUV.
As for your entire 2024 lineup, “RIDGELINE” is now stamped in enormous font throughout the dual-action tailgate. It’s a suitably truck factor. There was beforehand little or no trucky in regards to the Ridgeline’s last-gen Pilot inside, and that’s nonetheless the case. Honda did make updates, nonetheless, to enhance the cabin and tackle proprietor complaints.
The last-gen Pilot’s minivan-like heart console and seat-mounted armrests are gone. Whereas the massive floor-mounted bin was large enough to cover away a considerable purse, clients didn’t like its sliding garage-door-style cowl. It’s gone now (within the new Pilot, too), changed by a extra typical bin lined with a typical cantilevered cowl. It’s significantly smaller than earlier than however nonetheless able to holding a big pill. On the upside, different heart console storage was enlargened. The 2 cupholders at the moment are able to holding two 32-ounce Nalgene bottles (consideration Nalgene Check followers!), whereas the phone-holding tray can maintain two telephones side-by-side with one atop a wi-fi charger. There’s additionally now USB-A and USB-C plugs.
2024 Ridgeline inside high/left with 2023 Ridgeline inside (backside/proper)
Up above is a brand new, bigger 9-inch touchscreen that apparently runs a faster than earlier than. Which is sweet, as a result of the outdated infotainment system was outdated and gradual and simply not superb. We’re informed this is similar software program as what’s discovered within the completely sufficient new Pilot. The revised Passport additionally will get this revised software program, however not the Ridgeline’s new display housing, which is recessed by 0.8 inches to create a little bit grippy ledge to relaxation your hand towards whereas urgent touchscreen buttons.
Each Ridgeline additionally will get a brand new instrument cluster, additionally shared with the brand new Pilot, that includes a 7-inch show on the left for the tach and different data, and an analog speedometer.
Pricing was not accessible on the time of this writing, however we do know that the 2024 Ridgeline might be start arriving in sellers this December.