Believe it or not, the 2023 Honda Ridgeline is on the way, and it could be powered by a new Hybrid system. This model is one of the most popular mid-size pick-up trucks that will receive some significant improvements outside and inside.
According to a reliable source, the Ridgeline will offer a few trim levels and all of them will offer more standard equipment than the previous version. Like before, this truck will use the same unibody chassis as the popular Honda Pilot.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Design
The appearance of the new 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will not differ too much from the regular model. We expect this truck to come with a more attractive front fascia compared to model it replaces. Anyway, the manufacturer will probably make some small enhancements only to keep up with the other mid-sized truck.
From what we heard, the front end will receive a little change, including a refreshed grille, redesigned hood and the LED headlights. The Black Edition will be available once again, featuring more appealing blacked-out grille and aggressive style. This model also rides on the unique 19-ich wheels, resulting in a sportier stance. Nevertheless, the upcoming Ridgeline will be dimensionally unchanged, so expect the same compact design.
What’s New Inside?
Like the Pilot SUV, the new 2023 Honda Ridgeline will come with a similar roomy interior. This truck offers accumulations for five passengers with decent legroom and even better headroom. In general, seats are supportive and very cozy for a midsize pickup.
According to many reports, Honda will make the cabin more pleasant adding more quality materials. All trim levels will receive more features than before and a new contrast stitching with the fresh fabric upholstery. We also expect some new features including a larger touchscreen with an updated interface along with the new driver assistance technology. If you didn’t know, the Ridgeline earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) thanks to standard forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Engine Specs
From information that’s available, the 2023 Honda Ridgeline will probably use the current 3.5-liter V6 engine, but with a mild hybrid system.
The current model with the same engine produces 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft is available now. Generally speaking, we could expect at least 300 horses with the hybrid system. We also expect the new Ridgeline to keep the same proven 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive should be standard with the hybrid model. The current truck can pull 5,000 pounds, and we presume slight increase with the hybrid one.
Release Date, Price
The new 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will probably arrive sometime next year as the next-generation model. Besides rumors about the hybrid powertrain, the forthcoming model will also receive some slightly changes outside and inside. The cabin of the new truck will offer more comfort, and we also expect more technology and amenities through trims.
The current non-hybrid model costs around $30.000 for the base model, while the more expensive version can go over 45.000 dollars. In general, we expect the hybrid model to start at $37,000 for the model with standard equipment.