After its success in the automotive market, Honda once again released the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell. This car is the second generation of models released in 2017. Overall, the design is still the same in terms of exterior and interior. However, there are some pros and cons of this box car with a cap released in 2019.
Pros of Ridgeline Camper Shell
The advantage of Ridgeline is its very broad bed truck capacity. The bed is also equipped with two ways tailgate and the design is quite unique. The length of the bed is 83 inches and can accommodate volumes up to 33.6 cu.ft. The depth of the bed is 16.7 inches and there is a layer of carpet for the floor.
Ridgeline suspension is an advantage of the series released in 2019. The front uses a strut suspension with anti roll bar. On the rear side is still using multi link suspension with anti-roll bar. It uses alloy wheels with 18 “size. Both of the tire, front and rear use 245/60 R18. It’s still the same one with the previous generation.
The independent front suspension makes this car responsive to handling. The driver feels more comfortable because the anti-roll keeps the stability when driving at high speeds. Although the type is still the same as the previous generation, independent suspension makes your driving experience better.
The Ridgeline machine uses 3.5L V-6 with 24 valves with SOHC technology. Horsepower is 280 HP with torque of 262 lbc.-ft @ 4700 rpm. This car is one of the all-wheel drive vehicles with I-VTM4 automatic full-time. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic with over drive. The transmission has an oil cooler and it comes with select transmission mode.
The capacity of this car is 5 people consisting of two car lines. Seat uses leather upholstery with black piano color, as well as panel trim, dashboard and cabin. The seat is equipped with a seatbelt adjuster. The shape of the seats on the front is buckets, while the rear seats can be folded in portions of 60:40. The front seat can be heated too as its standard feature.
The 2019 series sells for $29,990 – $43,420. Even though it is included in the lane of trucks with premium prices, the price is still reasonable. Its performance is quite powerful with various comfort features that are more complete than other types of trucks. Bed capacity is also large with two ways tailgate so that security is guaranteed.
Cons of 2019 Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell
Unfortunately, this car still produces noise and sounds to the inside. This isn’t much different from the series produced in 2017, so there is no improvement from this side. The hood is still not equipped with a silencer is the main reason.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline Camper Shell car navigation system is still a weakness which is also not corrected by Honda. Although it already has a touch-screen LCD monitor, the quality is still fairly poor because it is not responsive enough. In fact, this system is equipped with 8 speakers, a radio data system, smart device integration for Apple Carplay and Android Auto, also wireless phone connectivity.
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