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All New Truck Returns for 2017

When the Honda Ridgeline returns for the 2017 model year, the “New York Daily News” says you can expect a well-designed vehicle that will hit all the right notes with the current pickup truck market. Built on the popular Pilot platform, the Ridgeline provides a comfortable riding alternative to larger trucks, while offering the utility necessary to haul items and people. A lockable trunk is a unique feature not found in other pickups, as is a tailgate that either folds down like a traditional model or swings from side to side. The rear seat in the new Ridgeline folds against the back wall, offering plenty of room inside for golf clubs, luggage or other gear. Before you settle on a new truck, make sure and stop by Chapman Honda to inspect the new Ridgeline.

In-bed Tunes Turn Truck Into a Rolling Speaker

If tailgating or camping is your thing, you’ll love the way Honda has turned the truck bed into a 540-watt audio system that delivers outdoor concert sound. While that system only works when the truck is either going very slowly or standing still, it provides a nice alternative to hauling your old boombox around. Interior creature comforts include dual USB ports, a large touchscreen infotainment and navigation system and heated steering wheel. A number of different package groups let you add different options to trick out your new truck.

V6 Power Delivers Good Gas Mileage

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline will come with a 3.5L V6 engine that not only pumps out an impressive 280 horsepower, but also delivers 26 mpg on the highway for 2-wheel drive models. The all-wheel drive version still gets 25 mpg out on the open road when paired with the standard automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive system automatically transfers power from front to rear axle and from side to side depending on which wheel need the most traction. A drive select feature allows you to switch between different terrains as needed, including sand, snow and mud.

Bed Larger Than Previous Model

One of the complaints about the previous Ridgeline was that the small bed made hauling larger items difficult. The new Ridgeline has a bed with 4 feet of space between the wheel arches, leaving room for sheets of plywood and drywall, among other things. At 5.4 feet, the bed is also longer than the previous model. See why the Ridgeline is the talk of the truck industry by taking a drive to Chapman Honda.

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Best April Ever for Honda Vehicles

Honda has delivered more than half a million new cars to American drivers this year, an increase of 10.5 percent over 2015 numbers. That includes the best April ever for the Japanese automaker, which sold 132,623 vehicles last month. That’s a whopping 15.1 percent improvement over the previous year. The popular Civic continues to be in high demand, with an increase of 25.4 percent over last year’s April numbers. “The strong cadence of new Honda cars and light trucks coming to market is clearly resonating with customers,” according to Honda senior VP Jeff Conrad. “With the all-new Ridgeline truck coming to market this summer, we will add another segment to our lineup and further accelerate our strong sales momentum in 2016.”

Light Truck Sales Holding Strong

Head to Chapman Honda and check out the inventory of light trucks to see why Hondas are doing so well. The do-it-all Honda Odyssey minivan had a great April with sales totaling 13,047 vehicles, or 17.6 percent higher than 2015. The Pilot SUV moved 11,370 units despite a problem keeping supply up with demand. One of the reason for the strong demand for the Pilot is the number of different affordable models from which to choose. Even the base LX comes with a 280 horsepower V6 engine, automatic transmission, push button start and touchscreen infotainment system. Move up just a bit in price to the EX and you get LED running lights, a 10-way power driver seat and larger touchscreen. EX-L is when leather seats come into play, but for the ultimate driving experience, move all the way up to the Elite trim package. In this version you not only get leather, but heated and ventilated front seats and heated captain’s chairs in the second row. A panoramic roof and LED headlights are standards, as is a blind spot information system and all-wheel drive system.

Enjoy Special Lease Offer on Odyssey

Another reason Honda sales are doing so well are the attractive lease and finance options on several models. The number one-rated Odyssey, for example, has a special lease deal of $259 per month for 36 months for qualified buyers. This includes a rearview camera, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, and a one motion split third row magic seat that makes converting from hauling people to cargo a snap. Take some time to view the entire Honda inventory when you visit Chapman Honda, your Tucson Honda dealer.