The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition coming soon. Honda is known more for its versatile crossovers and sleek sedans across the continents but the company has never been the top player in pickup truck segment. This segment has always dominated by the likes of Toyota and GM. The Ridgeline, its only entry in this sector met with lukewarm response and after that, it was withdrawn. But Honda revamped the design and reintroduced it in 2017. For 2018, the Ridgeline is getting another revamp. It now comes in various trims including a special Black Edition.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition – Fresh New Look Promised
Despite the revamp, the similarities with Honda Pilot are evident in 2018 Honda Ridgeline. The styling is sleek but not on the rugged scale of a Ford F-150. The vehicle’s backside is somewhat boxy looking and looks like a truck. The Black edition gets special 18-inch wheels. In fact, it is very similar to the RTL-E trim with different exterior accents and interior styling. The black trim and grille are sleek looking. The Black Chrome accents on the rear bumper, skid plate and window surrounds also look good.
The cabin of 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition also gets special treatment. The black leather seats get red stitching which looks cool. Honda has also used red ambient lighting inside the cabin. Even the steering wheel is leather trimmed. It is big enough to accommodate 5 persons. Honda has used a dual function tailgate and the bed is among the better ones in its class. It is composed of sturdy and UV-stabilized plastic and can be used as an audio system if necessary.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition – Engine Specs
Like other trims, the 2018 Ridgeline Black Edition is powered by a 3.5-literV6 engine which is actually quite powerful. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox. So far as handling rough terrain is concerned, the Honda Ridgeline Black Edition copes very well.
The all-wheel-drive system can tackle rough terrains well even in normal mode though you get special driving modes. In towing department, it scores moderately well. The maximum rated towing capacity is 5000 pounds which are way behind that of Ford F-150. Its maximum payload capacity is 1,584 pounds.
In safety and amenities, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black edition leaves no room for grudge- well almost! You get features like antilock brakes, airbags, stability control, tire pressure monitoring, rearview camera. It also gets driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assistance, forward collision warning and blind spot monitoring.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition – Price and Availability
The Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 2018 is going to be released for sale soon. Its price can be close to $42,000 and customizations will add to it.
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition is a swanky looking mid range pickup truck that can handle occasional off-roading with aplomb. It gets nice styling- both in and outside. However, there is no denying it is focused more on amenities than sheer off-road usage. The towing capacity is also not great. It, however, gets the edge in safety department.