2017 Honda Ridgeline Rolls Out With Truckload of Accessories | Edmunds

2017 Honda Ridgeline Rolls Out With Truckload of Accessories

SAN ANTONIO — The all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck will roll into Honda dealerships soon with 55 accessories.

Among the items offered on the 2017 Ridgeline are a custom tent designed specifically for the Ridgeline's bed, remote engine start, a skid plate that protects the front fascia, fender flares, roof racks for carrying  kayaks or bikes, towing kit, trailer harness and a CD player.

Owners can even add a heated steering wheel weeks after taking delivery of their Ridgeline.

The vehicle is pre-wired for the heated steering wheel. The feature is standard on the high-end Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition and optional on other models.

"We talked with current owners as well as potential owners," Stevi Sterns, Ridgeline accessories product planner, told Edmunds. "We (also) are targeting sport-utility intenders."

Much of the work to install many of the accessories, such as holes to attach running boards, electrical connections for puddle lights and the heated steering wheel, was engineered into the 2017 Ridgeline during vehicle development.

The intent was to make each dealer accessory more financially attractive to a Ridgeline buyer because the time to install each accessory would be reduced, according to Kerry McClure, Ridgeline chief engineer.

The redesigned tonneau cover for the 2017 Ridgeline is expected to be a popular choice for buyers.

The cover no longer requires a rail system for installation and is much lighter than the previous cover, Sterns noted. The water seal also has been improved.

Pricing on the accessories was not immediately available.

The Ridgeline competes with the Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.

Edmunds says: The wide range of accessories will help buyers give their Ridgeline a custom look and feel.

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