The US market is showing a grown-up interest in mid-size pickup trucks with hybrid powertrains. And Honda has an answer for that, the 2024 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid. There is no doubt that Honda is preparing this kind of truck but we need to be patient to see if this is a Ridgeline Hybrid. The things we know for now are that Honda will probably offer, a hybrid powertrain that is available in the displacement of 3.5 liters. And it will be helped with a small electric motor that will be on the rear of the car and will drive rear wheels.
According to our sources 2024, Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will have its own unique style with a unique body and interior design. But it will share a lot of features including both technology and design with a gasoline cousin. Also, it should be built on a totally new hybrid truck platform. That Honda will introduce a launch of a 2024 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid.
2024 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Specifications
Like we already mention the 2024 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will come with a V6 gasoline engine with a displacment of 3.5 Liters. And it will be helped by a small electric engine. They should provide around 300 horsepower combined. The truck will come on all-wheel drive where the front wheels will be driven by a gasoline mill and the rear wheel will be driven by electric. With this combination, the truck should have great mpg numbers. Also, it will offer up to 35 miles of just electric range.
The towing capacity gasoline variant will offer up to 5500 pounds and we expect the Hybrid model to give the same numbers. The Max payload should be around 1600 pounds.
Also, the Hybrid model will be equipped with a lot of modern features. Some of them will be regenerative braking. A smart power system that will decide when to use what engine and in what percent of power. Fast Charging and much more.
2024 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Redesign
Honda is preparing a lot of design changes for a gasoline variant of Ridgeline. And we are sure that the Hybrid model will get a lot of shared design features. But the body line of the hybrid model and the front part will get a unique design. So they can reduce air resistance and archive better fuel economy. We will start with unique headlights that will get a new futuristic design with newly designed shapes for upcoming models. Grill will also get a new design and become more futuristic, also on the grille, we will find a Hybrid Badge. The rear end will not change much. It will get just a few minor changes including. A few different taillights and also a hybrid badge on the electric tailgate. Will come with this model in the base equipment package.
Also, the interior will have a lot of safety and technology features. Also, special attention will be taken to passenger comfort. Witness for that is luxurious leather seats even in base trim levels. The truck will also be equipped with a modern info-entertainment system. On the center console. We will find a big touchscreen with a diagonal of 13 inches. The driver will have a custom interface design that is adopted for hybrid trucks.
2024 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Trailsport
The upcoming 2024 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid should have three trim levels. Starting from a base equipment level RTL, THe Pro, and Trailsport. Also in some other markets, it will be 4 trims available and forths trim will be XLT.
The Trailsport equipment package will be an offroad package. But also it will offer plenty of luxurious equipment. The most noticeable difference from the outside will be a rugged exterior with safeguards and underbody protection. Also, the truck will get a special offroad suspension and a small lift of 0.9 inches. One of the biggest changes for the 2024 model year will be the new rim design and it will be available with this trim. The most noticeable difference in the interior will be the quality of materials that will be used.
Price and Release Date
If Honda decides to offer a 2024 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid it will probably be in Q1 of 2024. For the price, there is no official statement at this moment but we can expect the price to be in the range of $45.000 up to $50.000 for more equipped trim levels.
We expect that Honda will archive good sales figures with the new Ridgeline Hybrid thanks to the new exterior design and new upgraded interior.
But also competition in this category is fierce and we also waiting for official statements from Ford for their best-selling hybrid pickup, the Ford F-150. Also, Toyota will offer a Tundra with a new powertrain so the battle for customers in this category will be interesting.