There are plenty of trucks that tow 6500 to 7000 pounds. If the Frontier and the Ranger have the towing capability you need, go get one.how about making the ridgeline capable to towing 6500 to 7000 pounds? I don't need or want rock crawler capabilities, but I really NEED is the ability to tow a camper that has a dry weight of 4500 to 5500 pounds. The Nissan Frontier does it, as does the Ford Ranger.
I know a few RL owners who own 4500-5500Lb+ trailers. They pay someone to haul them up to their seasonal spot in the spring and then back to their storage spot in the fall....lolThere are plenty of trucks that tow 6500 to 7000 pounds. If the Frontier and the Ranger have the towing capability you need, go get one.
From what I read on the forum, very few people tow with the RL. It would likely not benefit Honda to go after such a small segment of the Ridgeline market by increasing tow capacity.
Because us Canadians pay more. $63k out the door for the zero option touring I just bought.All Ridgelines seem to get is leftover pieces from other vehicles in Honda's lineup. The Canadian versions are better equipped than ours, why?
The Type-S more than just an engine swap bud. At best, after the swap, you would call it an engine swapped Ridgeline. It is a sight to see, but for the average folks on here, that aint happening.When can we get the 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 from the Acura mdx type s , on a Ridgeline? and call it a Type R?
Do able…….at $20k price increase……RTLE “Sport“ @ say $66k ????I think Honda should do what they do best. That's not making offroad or towing trucks. They need to make a sport truck that has no equal. Take the Ridgeline, drop in a hot engine, give it the SH-AWD, lower it, put on an electronic controlled suspension. They'd sell all they could make provided they didn't jack the price up so high no one could afford it.
Much of that would be profit. They already have the engine. They already have the SH-AWD system. They already have the suspension. No massive R&D effort. It would be a parts bin special like the legendary GMC Syclone was. The Syclone got it's AWD system from a minivan. The engine was the standard 4.3L with a turbo bolted on. The transmission was from a Corvette.Do able…….at $20k price increase……RTLE “Sport“ @ say $66k ????
While I would love a modern day Cyclone/Typhoon, yeah, in this days of people winging about gas prices and crap, I doubt it would sell to anyone but us connoisseurs of automotive brilliance. I mean look at the Toyobaru BR86, light, cheap, rwd car with decent amount of power, something every enthusiast group was saying they wanted since the 240SX went out of production...its selling like bucket of lukewarm manure. Us enthusiast types don't like breaking out our wallets at all.