2022 Honda Ridgeline Gets Hybrid Powertrain For the First Time

New 2022 Honda Ridgeline is coming with minor changes. As you know, the 2021MY arrived with redesigned front and rear sections. Thanks to that, the Ridgeline pickup truck looks more rugged than before, but also more modern. Still, the 2022 Ridgeline won’t introduce any sort of major upgrades. Interestingly, the current second-generation is present since 2017 and the 2022 model will be part of it.

On the other hand, one significant upgrade could happen. The Ridgeline truck could arrive with a hybrid powertrain option, which is a great addition. The Type R variant is still not official, but more details will become available in the coming weeks. New Ridgeline model will hit the markets later this year.


2022 Ridgeline Facelift

As we said, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline will introduce minor visual updates. Redesign won’t happen this year, because the 2021MY arrived with major upgrades. New model comes with better bodywork, but its platform and dimensions are intact. Thanks to that, Ridgeline remains the mid-size pickup truck.

Year after year, the Ridgeline model looks closer to the Honda Pilot SUV. Two models are sharing the same architecture and similar mechanical setup. Headlights, grille, bumpers, and taillights are unchanged, but Honda could deliver new exterior colors.

2022 Honda Ridgeline redesign

Interior Refreshments

The interior of the 2022 Honda Ridgeline should deliver more updates. For a start, the interior design won’t change, along with the seating layout. However, a new infotainment system will be on offer and Honda will also provide new driver-assistance aids. As you know, the mid-size segment is very strong at the moment.

Because of that, Honda delivers updates every year, but still, major changes are not on the cards right now. There will be room for five persons and we also expect the same number of trim levels. New model will introduce more standard equipment, but don’t expect anything dramatic to change.

2022 Honda Ridgeline interior

Ridgeline Hybrid and Type R Rumors

Under the hood, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline will stick to its proven 3.6-liter V6 engine option. It is a gasoline powertrain with 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The mid-size pickup truck delivers great performances and the standard all-wheel-drive system, which is amazing. A 6-speed automatic transmission is in use once again, and we don’t expect to see new transmission this year.

On the other hand, a hybrid powertrain is the most likely outcome for the 2022 Ridgeline model. However, this is still not official and Honda is yet to announce more details. Another interesting rumor is the Type R high-performance version that should arrive with more power.

2022 Honda Ridgeline specs

2022 Honda Ridgeline Price, Release Date

The forthcoming 2022 Honda Ridgeline will once again cost around $32,500. The changes are minor, so keeping the price intact is a reasonable move by Honda. The sales will begin at some point in the second half of 2021. Ridgeline model will once again rival other mid-size trucks such as Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator, and Chevy Colorado.

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