If we consider all the novelties that came with the recent update, we are pretty sure that the 2022 Honda Ridgeline will come without more important changes. We are about to see a familiar design, which dates from 2016 when the second generation was released. For the 2021 model, we saw updates in terms of styling, interior updates and new features. So, we presume that the next year will be just about minor tweaks in terms of standard equipment. Other than that, things will remain the same.
So, you may count on a pickup that stands out from the crowd thanks to its unibody chassis. With such a design, it is more versatile than rivals, providing superior comfort and overall ride quality. We also like the car-like interior, as well as the smooth and refined powertrain. On the other side, the biggest complaint goes to max towing capacity, which is lower compared to rivals.
2022 Honda Ridgeline Design
The recent update has brought a lot of interesting novelties. We can call it a facelift because most of the changes were about styling. Naturally, the biggest portion of changes was served at the front, where you can notice new headlights, grille, bumper etc. All these novelties made Ridgeline look more rugged than before. So, those who are looking for a genuine truck look will find the updated version more appealing. A couple of changes came at the rear end as well, in form of a new bumper, exhaust pipes etc.
On the other side, the mechanical aspect of the truck remained the same, so the 2022 Honda Ridgeline will also continue in the same way. The catch with this pickup is in its platform, which is the same one found in the Pilot. So, we are practically talking about a crossover with a pickup body, which has both advantages and disadvantages. Purists would say that this model can’t tow as much as rivals, and that off-road capabilities aren’t at the same level. On the other side, the Ridgeline is far superior in terms of ride quality and definitely a much better choice for those who need not just a mule, but a comfortable daily driver as well.
The benefits of the crossover-based design are easy to notice on the inside. There, you can find a cabin that doesn’t look much different compared to Pilot. The dashboard is quite similar and offers pretty impressive build quality. Also, we should mention that the infotainment system has been updated recently and that, thankfully, Honda has brought back a physical volume knob.
Compared to other models in the class, such as Tacoma or Colorado, or the upcoming Dakota, this model comes in just one version, with a crew cab layout. The amount of passenger space is impressive, so five adults can comfortably drive with ease. Seats are very comfortable and supportive, while we also like the fact that visibility is pretty good in all directions
Yearly updates usually bring a couple of additions to the list of standard equipment, so we may expect something similar from the 2022 Honda Ridgeline. Still, we presume that most of the things are about to remain the same. The current model comes standard with goodies like tri-zone climate control, keyless entry, 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto etc. Of course, higher trim levels offer much more, things like a sunroof, heated seats and steering wheel, upgraded audio system, wireless charging etc.
When it comes to safety, all models come standard with adaptive cruise control, forward collision mitigation, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring etc.
2022 Honda Ridgeline Engines
Things under the hood definitely won’t changes. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline will continue with the smooth and refined 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission and this combination works great. Of course, FWD is standard while versions with all-wheel drive are also available.
The engine runs smooth and offers pretty solid driving dynamics. Also, fuel economy is more than decent for a pickup. You may count on about 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. We can say this is one of the highest scores in the class. As we already mentioned, max towing capacity is notably lower compared to rivals and goes up to 5.000 pounds.
2022 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price
As bigger changes probably won’t happen, we presume that the launch date of the 2022 Honda Ridgeline will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year. We don’t expect changes in price either, so base models should go around 37.500 dollars.