The current generation of Honda’s pickup has been around for some time but if we consider the fact that the previous generation was in production for a full decade, as well as the 2021 update, it’s pretty much for sure that the current model will remain in production for some more time. Furthermore, we are pretty sure that the next year’s model will come without more important changes. This refers to all versions of the pickup, including the Black Edition. The 2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition will remain the range-topping model in the lineup, which stands out not just with the long list of standard equipment, but also with various exclusive styling and interior details.
As the next year is about to bring no bigger changes, you may count on familiar design characteristics. This pickup offers premium cabin design, attractive styling and a long list of standard equipment. We also like its smooth ride, while the engine feels very refined.
As there are no significant changes to come, we expect that the 2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition should be a typical carryover model. Therefore, you may count on familiar design and features, which stands out in a couple of ways when compared to the rest of the lineup. The most prominent part of this pickup is its black interior trim, which includes blacked grille, fender flares, side mirrors, door handles etc. The wheels are also painted in black.
On the other hand, the overall pickup design is pretty much the same as in the rest of the lineup. This is the only pickup in the segment that rides on a unibody platform, which brings significant benefits regarding comfort and overall ride quality. On the other hand, the compromise comes in the form of pretty limited max towing capacity, which is significantly lower compared to body-on-frame rivals.
This is arguably one of Ridgeline’s strongest points and this particular version comes with a couple of extra features. We like its black leather upholstery with red stitching. Furthermore, you may also count on red ambient lighting. Other than that, things are pretty much the same as in other models in the lineup. The overall build quality is great, while the choice of materials is pretty impressive for this segment.
Other than the great quality, this pickup also offers plenty of passenger space. It comes in a crew cab layout only and we can say that this is one of the biggest and most comfortable cabins in the segment. Both rows offer plenty of space and accommodate adults with ease.
The 2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition will remain the range-topping model and therefore, you may count on a pretty long list of standard equipment. Compared to the lower trim levels, it comes with lots of exclusive standard features. Some of the highlights are goodies like LED cargo bed lights, household-style power outlet in the bed, heated steering wheel, navigation, eight-speaker sound system, second-row USB ports, wireless charging etc.
Also, you may count on a very long list of standard safety features, which includes things like forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, etc.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition Engines
From this aspect, the 2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition won’t be any different compared to the rest of the lineup. The next year’s model will continue with the well-known 3.5-liter V6 engine, which puts out around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which does a pretty good job. The whole system feels very refined, while driving dynamics are pretty great, with a lot of low-end torque. All-wheel drive is standard.
Besides good performance, this pickup also offers pretty decent fuel economy. You may count on about 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the segment.
2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition Release Date and Price
Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition will arrive sometime late in the year. The starting price should go around 45.000 dollars.