The 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid is on the way and it will be the best Ridgeline so far. Although Honda is a household name in the automobile industry, it is less well-known among truck enthusiasts. However, the Ridgeline model received some upgrades recently, so it is a very modern and reliable model. According to the reports, nothing too extravagant is planned for 2023.
Some minor interior and exterior changes to improve the style and give it a more modern appearance. However, the most reliable reports are strongly suggesting the hybrid variant. Indeed, electrification is a must if Honda plans to keep Ridgeline truck competitive. Here’s everything you need to know about this new model.
Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Exterior
In terms of appearance, the 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will look exactly like the base gasoline-powered version. As before, the Ridgeline model will borrow a lot of stuff from the Honda Pilot SUV. However, the Ridgeline truck will wear a slightly larger grille. On top of that, the truck looks more aggressive than the SUV. We think Honda did a great job, especially with the extensive use of chrome.
Moreover, the Ridgeline model also comes with sharper lines, modern headlights, and unique exterior paints. The base version rides on 17-inch rollers, while the 18 and 19-inch alloy wheels are available as an option. The manufacturer will improve the headlights and taillamps as well, but in general, upgrades are mild.
As previously stated, the 2023 Honda Ridgeline will gain minor updates. Like the exterior, the interior is still based on a Pilot SUV. This means it can comfortably seat up to five people in its spacious cabin. This will make you forget you’re in a truck designed for towing and hauling.
The seating has excellent cushioning for a pickup truck, but new cloth upholstery could be on offer. As before, leather seats will be optional, if you are looking for the highest possible level of comfort. An 8-inch touchscreen is standard again, but updated infotainment and new driver-assistance aids will improve this truck for sure.
Hybrid Engine Specs
The upcoming 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will be the best model in the lineup for sure. Reportedly, the new powertrain option will bring power and efficiency. Currently, Ridgeline is available with a gasoline 3.5-liter V6 engine, producing 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. However, Ridgeline Hybrid will deliver around 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque.
More importantly, it will provide better fuel economy. The gasoline-powered Ridgeline delivers 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. This makes it 21 mpg combined. A hybrid version will deliver at least 25 miles per gallon combined. A 9-speed automatic transmission will remain. We are waiting to hear more details from Honda, which should happen in the coming weeks.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Coming This Fall
As for the price, the new 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will surely cost between $40,000 and $50,000. However, the exact price is not available yet. The sales will begin this fall, so we expect to hear the first official details in the next month or two.