The Honda Ridgeline has been a popular choice for many people since 2005. Unlike most other pickup trucks, the Honda Ridgeline didn’t waste so much time to be as tough as other full-sized trucks.
Instead, the Ridgeline focused on smoothening your ride and increasing your capability, guess what? Honda Ridgeline succeeded in this too! The Ridgeline is known mostly for its unibody construction, which is almost similar to an SUV.
Following this, we are soon going to have the latest Honda Ridgeline in a row for release in 2024. This time, the Honda Ridgeline is going to have four trims in a row – RTL, RTL-E, and Black Edition.
However, in 2024, we are going to see a new trim from the Ridgeline series. Get ready to welcome the off-road-directed TrailSport model from the 2024 Ridgeline.
- The off-road-based TrailSport is confirmed and going to meet the lineup of Honda Ridgeline in 2024.
- In the TrailSport trim, we will have all-terrain general grabber A/T sport tires. It is expected to increase the height and improve the grip of the vehicle.
- All trims of Ridgeline 2024 will have on-road comfort, a renovated console, and a bigger and faster infotainment system.
- All 2024 Ridgeline trims will start arriving in dealers this winter, with every new TrailSport available to market.
Honda Ridgeline Gets Its TrailSport: What to Expect?
Believe it or not, Honda’s TrailSport had a low start. It was first introduced in 2022 as a Honda Passport trim. With the traditional rugged look and skid garnish, TrailSport 2022 was definitely not a success.
Even though the colorful TrailSport badge earned some credibility, and became a bit more reliable with the Pilot TrailSport, we still can’t be fully convinced that the Ridgeline TrailSport will hold the standards.
The new TrailSport still has to do a lot to beat the competition with other variants of the new-gen Pilot TrailSport, such as the Chevrolet Colorado Z71 or Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road.
However, along with the TrailSport trim, luckily, the 2024 Ridgeline will go through significant changes. Let’s take a look at the features and establishments of the 2024 Ridgeline TrailSport.
Will Honda Ridgeline TrailSport Hold the Standards?
Recently, Honda held a press release for the 2024 Honda upcoming releases. Here, they used the term “rugged” 9 times in total for the Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck. So, it’s really obvious that Honda is pointing out a refreshing Ridgeline that’s in the TrailSport trim.
We believe that the 2024 Ridgeline TrailSport will come with the most goodies and some new designs, cues, and improved in-cabin features. Take a look below,
Possible Specs of the Ridgeline 2024 TrailSport
You will have real all-terrain tires with the upcoming Ridgeline, including Honda-spec General Grabber A/T Sport rubber measuring 245/60R18. It’s a fresh start for beginners!
In addition to this, we also believe the new Honda TrailSport will have a total tire height of 29.6 inches. It’s the same as the other Ridgeline tire size. However, only 2 inches smaller than the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss.
Furthermore, Ridgeline TrailSport should also improve its puncture resistance and keep traction away from the pavement.
Talk about Suspension?
Fans are eagerly waiting for a unique suspension tune in the new Ridgeline TrailSport lineup. We also think it should be different from other lineups.
Honda has also confirmed that they will equip the new TrailSport with softer springs and thinner anti-roll bars. It will improve delivery of the Ridgeline’s suspension, plus also keep the on-road stability on track.
The company will have the same ground clearance and that’s 7.9 inches. It remains the same as the base Colorado but also the least of any Honda TrailSport models.
What about the TrailSport AWD System?
It is almost certain that, Honda Ridgeline 2024 TrailSport will have the same and efficient AWD system as any other Ridgeline. You will have 70% of the 3.5-liter V-6’s 262 lb-ft of torque without any significant change and equally contributed for all rear wheels.
Plus, the grunts are exceptionally shifted rearward. But, you can redirect it on either side. So, yes, you will have multiple drive modes in the new TrailSport Ridgeline trim.
For example, it’s more convenient to drive differently on sand, snow, or mud with different altered throttle mapping, transmission, traction control setups, and torque distribution. It’s easier to ensure smooth and safe momentum on slick surfaces.
The Underbody Protection is Impressive
The front skid garnish is the trademark edition of the TrailSport models. In addition to the traditional front skid garnish, the new TrailSport will also have underbody protection. It will have a steel plate between the oil pan and the sharp rocks from the bottom.
However, unlike the efficient shielding and recovery points of the Pilot Transport, the Ridgeline TrailSport lacks the two features to some extent. Keep in mind that, the Pilot has an all-over redesign, which makes it possible to add this edition.
However, we are hopeful that we will also have some comprehensive safety features beneath the Ridgeline, in the next-gen Ridgeline models in coming years.
For now, let’s say it’s too uncanny to have Honda’s most of the trail-ready cars as the family SUVs, but not as pickup trucks!
More to this, Honda will offer a complete Diffused Sky Blue paint to further highlight the TrailSport. We believe it’s going to stand out from the previous restrictions and barriers of the TrailSport series.
But now, Ridgeline in the form of a TrailSport is something new to offer us hope and diversity! Let’s look forward to the release of Honda Ridgeline TrailSport in 2024.
There is no doubt that the Honda Ridgeline 2024 has successfully retained the appeal of the midsize pickups.
But there is more to explore! We will keep you updated as soon as we get the news ourselves. Till then, our only hope is to rely on the available news only. Let us know in the comment section what you think of the upcoming Ridgeline TrailSport, is it going to be any better or not?
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