2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience

May 9th, 2016 by

2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience

2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience – The 2017 Honda Ridgeline elevates passenger comfort and convenience in the midsize truck category with an expanded range of standard and available welcoming features that make driving easier and more enjoyable. Now with the ease of Hill Start Assist, available Smart Entry and Push Button Start and two-driver memory settings, the Ridgeline enhances the driving experience. Passenger comfort is assured with supportive front bucket seats and accommodating rear seating for three that can be quickly reconfigured to accept cargo.

New Comfort and Convenience Features

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Remote Engine Start (available)
  • Push Button start
  • Smart Entry (available)
  • Auto High-Beam (available)
  • Heated front seats (available)
  • Heated steering wheel (available)

Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop
For the first time, the 2017 Ridgeline offers the upscale convenience of Smart Entry and Push Button Start/Stop.

Smart Entry
2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience – Standard on RTS and above models, the Smart Entry system simplifies approaching, entering and operating the Ridgeline – especially when the driver has his or her hands full. To gain entry to vehicle, the driver simply pulls one of the two front door handles while the remote is in his or her possession.

Push Button Start/Stop
2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience – On all trims, once the driver has opened the door and is seated, the driver simply pushes the START/STOP button positioned on the instrument panel while pressing the brake pedal to start the vehicle. Powertrain operation and certain electrical functions are ended when the START/STOP button is pressed again at the conclusion of the drive. For accessory mode the driver simply presses the START/STOP button without pressing the brake pedal. The new Ridgeline’s START/STOP button features a pulsating light to help the driver more easily locate the button.

Remote Engine Start
2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience – Ridgeline RT-S and higher trims feature standard remote engine start. This enables drivers to start their Ridgeline in advance of the drive, thereby activating the climate control system with a target temperature of 72 degrees before they get to the vehicle – perfect for hot or cold days. The system can provide owners with the comfort of a pre-warmed vehicle on a cold winter morning – or a pre-cooled interior on hot days. The system will automatically operate the heater, front and rear defrosters, front heated seats (if equipped), heated steering wheel (if equipped) and air conditioning, as needed.

The remote engine start feature is built into the key fobs supplied with the vehicle, and is designed to have a range of operation of approximately 180 feet. To start the engine remotely, the owner presses the LOCK button and then holds the ENGINE button for a second. The Ridgeline’s hazard lights will flash, indicating that the signal has been received. When the engine is started remotely, the wipers, lighting and audio systems remain off, and the security system remains set. The engine will run for up to 10 minutes after remote starting and can be extended by another 10 minutes using the same procedure, and then shut off automatically if the owner doesn’t reach the vehicle within that time. When the owner does get to the Ridgeline within 10 minutes, or extended period if the procedure is initiated a second time, the engine will keep running while the owner unlocks the vehicle, gets in, applies the brake and presses the Ridgeline’s START button, which turns on all of the vehicle’s systems.

HomeLink® Remote System
2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience – All Ridgeline models feature a HomeLink® universal remote system, located in the overhead control panel, which can be programmed with the codes of up to three devices, such as a garage-door opener or home security system.

Driver Preferences
2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience – The Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition models come with two keyless remotes with unique identifiers. Each remote can be set with unique profiles to accommodate the individual preferences of two different drivers. The available preferences include driver seat and mirror positions, door lock and unlock, along with select HVAC functions. Other preferences include turning entry lights on or off, audio system pre-sets, air conditioning preferences, and navigation system settings. In the event both owners use the vehicle at the same time, the Ridgeline will recognize the keyless remote that approaches the driver’s door first.

After parking, a press of the LOCK button on the remote will simultaneously lock all the doors and trunk. A touch of the soft-touch lock button on either front door handle locks all doors and trunk to secure the Ridgeline. The system will not allow the remote to be locked in the interior of the Ridgeline.

Walk Away Door Lock
The new Walk Away Door Lock feature automatically locks the Ridgeline when the driver leaves the vehicle. This hands-free locking capability adds everyday convenience that’s especially useful when the driver has his or her hands full or is distracted. In typical use, when all doors are closed and the driver walks away, the Ridgeline will automatically lock when the key holder’s distance from the vehicle exceeds 6.5 feet for two seconds or more and when no other key is detected inside the vehicle. An audible buzzer sounds and the hazard lights flash to confirm that the vehicle has locked. The

Walk Away Door Lock feature is programmable, and may be turned on or off as the driver prefers.

Capless Fueling System
2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience – The Ridgeline’s capless fueling eliminates the fuel cap, meaning that fueling the vehicle simply requires opening the fuel lid, refueling, and then closing the lid. This smart and easy-to-use design eliminates the need to touch a dirty fuel cap, reduces the possibility of damaging the vehicle’s paint with the fuel cap or tether, or forgetting the fuel cap at the gas station. It also eliminates the possibility of activating an emissions warning by failing to properly reinstall the fuel cap. And finally, the capless fueling system allows the use of a smaller fuel-cap door, which cleans up the lines of the vehicle.

The system consists of two integrated components, an outer shutter mechanism that prevents the intrusion of dirt and dust, and a self-sealing fueling flap that is closed by a torsion spring. Both operate automatically.

At a gas station, the driver simply opens the fuel lid and then inserts the fuel nozzle. Inserting the nozzle automatically opens the outer shutter and fueling flap. When fueling is complete, removing the fuel nozzle automatically closes both the fueling flap and outer shutter.

Hill Start Assist
The Hill Start Assist function helps to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards when the driver switches from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal while the vehicle is stopped on a hill. Hill Start Assist automatically activates when the vehicle senses a certain incline and is fully stopped in any forward gear when facing up hill or reverse gear when facing downhill. The system uses a longitudinal G-sensor along with a wheel speed sensor to control the hydraulic brake modulator. Hill Start Assist, when activated, will release the brakes when the driver depresses the throttle or if the driver doesn’t press the accelerator after a few seconds.

Auto High-Beam
The Ridgeline’s auto high-beam system, standard in RTL-E and Black Edition, makes optimal use of the vehicle’s headlights. When the headlight switch is set in the Auto position, the system automatically illuminates the high beams until a dedicated camera detects oncoming traffic or a vehicle in front of the Ridgeline and automatically switches to low beams. See Body section for more information.

First Row Seating
The Ridgeline’s new front bucket seats are designed to provide comfortable support for a wide range of body types, along with secure lateral support for cornering. The seats feature fabric seating surfaces in RT, RTS and Sport trims, with perforated leather in the RTL, RTL-T and RTL-E trims. The Black Edition has unique red perforated black leather seating surfaces with red stitching. The Ridgeline driver’s seat on RTL and above features 8-way power adjustability. The RTL and above also add a front passenger seat that offers 4-way power adjustability as standard, along with heating for both front seats. In the RTL-E and Black Edition, all driver’s seat power adjustments are included in the Smart Entry system. The system stores a pair of user profile seat settings—one for each of the two key fobs that come standard with the Ridgeline.

Rear Seating
2017 Honda Ridgeline Comfort & Convenience – The Ridgeline’s roomy rear seating is designed for maximum comfort and versatility, with a 60/40 split flip-up design that makes it easy to accommodate passengers or cargo. Underseat storage can accommodate a golf bag or other cargo hidden out of view. With the seat flipped up against the rear wall of the cabin, there’s room for most adult-sized bicycles, without the need to remove the front wheel. Other bulky cargo can fit easily as well, like a 55-inch flat screen TV or other items that are better carried inside the cab of the Ridgeline.


Comfort and Convenience Features

Feature RT RTS Sport RTL RTL-T RTL-E Black Edition
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System
Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
Push Button Start
Smart Entry


Feature RT RTS Sport RTL RTL-T RTL-E Black Edition
Remote Engine Start Dealer installed accessory
Hill Start Assist
Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Window
Power Door and Trunk Locks
Cruise Control
Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
Multi-Functional Center Console Storage
Lockable Glove Compartment
Sliding Sunvisors
12-Volt Power Outlets (Front & Center Console)
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Seatback Pockets Driver’s Only
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Rear Window Defroster
Rear-Seat Heater Ducts
Incandescent cargo bed light
LED cargo bed light2
Capless Fuel Filler
Map Lights (All Rows)
Illuminated Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls
Floor Mats
Beverage Holders (Front Row-2 / rear row-6)
HomeLink® Remote System
Driver’s and Front Passenger’s Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
Sunglasses Holder
Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder
115-Volt Power Outlet (in cargo bed)
Auto High Beam Headlamps


Feature RT RTS Sport RTL RTL-T RTL-E Black Edition
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel Heated ?
LED overhead lighting Blue ? ? ? ? ? Red
LED front door handle lighting Blue Red
LED foot well lighting Blue Red
Courtesy front door lights
Illuminated front Beverage Holders Blue Red
Adjustable Seat-Belt Anchors (Front Row)
Head Restraints at all Seating Positions
Driver’s Seat with 8-Way Power Adjustment 2-Pos. Memory ?
Front Passenger’s Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment
Leather-Trimmed Interior
Heated Front Seats
Fold-up rear seats

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