The front-wheel-drive edition of the redesigned Ridgeline is rated by the EPA at 19 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway. The all-wheel-drive edition is rated at 18 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway.
The previous version of the Ridgeline, the 2014 all-wheel-drive model, was EPA-rated at 15 and 21.
The 2017 Ridgeline will arrive at Honda dealerships in the first half of 2016. Pricing has not been announced.
The new Ridgeline is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission.
In comparison, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission delivers 18 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a 3.5-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission is rated at 19 mpg in city driving and 24 mpg on the highway.
Despite its smaller size and carlike underpinnings, the 2017 Ridgeline gets the same mileage as the full-size 2016 Ford F-150 pickup truck with a 2.7-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, which has EPA city/highway ratings of 19 and 26.
Consumers are still enjoying relatively low gasoline prices.
The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Saturday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $2.20, versus $2.58 a year ago.
Edmunds says: Truck buyers factoring in pump prices get some important information about the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.