Friday, November 5, 2010
2011 honda ridgeline review
The Honda Ridgeline last received a few changes in 2009. The 2011 Honda Ridgeline will see a redesign for 2011. Expect the vehicle to be released in late 2010.
Exterior photos of the new design of the Ridgeline have been seen. The grille design is different, but the vehicle remains a four-door crew cab truck. Two-zone automatic climate control, powered seats, fog lights, leather upholstery, satellite radio, and Bluetooth should be available on upgraded trims. As part of the redesign, trim levels, and features that are included in each model, may see changes. The performance of the "2011 Honda Ridgeline" could change dramatically as a result of its redesign.
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.
The Honda Ridgeline has phenomenal safety feature – and it emplys the curtain-side airbags. The air conditioning comes as standard option.
The 2011 Honda Ridgeline carries over unchanged from the 2010 Honda Ridgeline. The 2011 Ridgeline is usefully strong, cleverly versatile, remarkably comfortable, and wincingly ugly.
Should you buy the "2011 Honda Ridgeline" or wait for the 2012 Honda Ridgeline? Buy a 2011 Honda Ridgeline. By contrast, the 2011 Ridgeline continues with the single crew-cab body and 5-foot-long cargo bed it’s had since its model-year 2006 introduction. In reality, Ridgeline’s unibody structure integrates a very rigid boxed frame. The cargo bed is just 5-feet long – among the shortest in pickup land. Ridgeline’s lockable compartment hides a functional 8.5 cubic feet of storage space. Ridgeline’s sedan-like greenhouse and low hood line also defy old-school pickup custom. The high-hat cab pays off with full-size-pickup-caliber front-seat room and with rear-seat accommodations that go far beyond those of any compact pickup and into midsize-SUV territory.
The 2011 Ridgeline returns in four levels of trim: base RT, better-equipped RTS, leather-upholstered RTL, and top-line RTL with navigation. There’s little to differentiate them visually, though the RTS has 17-inch alloy wheels and body-color trim to the RT’s 17-inch steel wheels and dark trim. Like Pilot – but unlike any other pickup -- Ridgeline is essentially a front-wheel-drive vehicle; all other pickups are based on rear-wheel-drive designs. Ridgeline actually comes standard with an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system that normally runs in front-wheel-drive but can redirect power to the rear wheels during acceleration and low-traction conditions.
The 2011 Ridgeline’s 5,000-towing capacity compares favorably with that of any crew-cab V-6 compact pickup. The 2011 Honda Ridgeline returns with a long list of standard and optional features but, per Honda custom, it doesn’t offer individual options. The 2011 Ridgeline RTS adds to the RT alloy wheels; body-color door handles; painted inner grille surfaces; dual-zone automatic climate control; an eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support; deep-tint windows; and all-weather floor mats. The Ridgeline RT’s audio system is a six-speaker, 100-watt unit with a single-disc CD player. Other 2011 Ridgeline models have a seven-speaker 160-watt system with subwoofer and six-disc in-dash changer, plus steering wheel audio controls and an auxiliary input jack.