The new 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid could happen next year, according to the latest reports. This model should offer a hybrid powertrain and many upgrades over the regular model. We expect it to provide the same comfortable cabin but with more techs and quality materials.
However, we don’t expect some significant overhaul compared to the regular model in terms of styling. Still, we should expect some mild changes, which will separate the hybrid variant from the rest of the models. Here’s everything that we know so far about this model.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Exterior
The 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid should look similar to the current year’s model. Of course, it will get minor enhancements that will separate it from the rest of the models. The front end could receive a new grille, LED headlights, and a redesigned hood. We also expect on the front grille and on the back to see a hybrid badge.
The high-performance Type R variant is also rumored alongside this model. However, unlike the hybrid model, Type R will feature a blacked-out grille, 19-inch wheels, and a sportier stance.
The latest 2023 Honda Ridgeline will be likely to share many components with the upcoming Pilot model. The cabin will probably remain the same, and we can once more expect room for five people. Like the regular model, the hybrid one should offer the same comfort or even better. Honda will add more quality materials, and it will undoubtedly replace hard plastics with soft ones.
The current Ridgeline comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, but we expect the new hybrid to receive an even larger touchscreen. Also, we presume improved Honda Sensing safety features and plenty of new driver assistance technology. So far, the Honda Ridgeline includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist System.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Engine Specs
The upcoming 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will probably use the current system that will be paired with an electric motor and battery. However, officials have been silent so far, but many indicate the rumor above. The current model is powered by a proven 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft.
This engine comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. If you didn’t know, the Honda Ridgeline can tow a maximum of 5,000 pounds with this engine. It also features a stop/start option to save gasoline. Besides those engines, the Type R high-performance variant will likely have a more powerful turbocharged engine.
Price, Release Date
The forthcoming 2023 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will probably be introduced to the public sometime in the first half of next year. This truck is one of the most attractive in the class, especially if you go for upper trim levels. It’s very reliable and is an excellent option if you’re looking for a modern truck.
According to many reports, the new model will be more expensive but don’t expect a significant jump over the outgoing variant. The current pickup cost around $32,500, and it goes up to $45,000 for the model that’s wearing Black Edition trim. We expect the hybrid model to cost something between, around $40,000.