Now, when the Type S is back in the production for Acura vehicles, the next step will be upgrading Honda lineup with its performance badge. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline Type R should be the first model on the pecking order. According to multiple reports and analysis, fans want to see the performance pickup for a long time. So far, rumors were without the foundation. Now, with the Type S being available for Acura TLX sedan and MDX SUV, enthusiasts have a reason to believe in the 2022 Ridgeline Type R.
Upgrades for the pickup are going to boost the appearance and performance. Those changes are going to help Ridgeline to position better in the market. Nevertheless, its unibody concept is the major downside. So, even the 2022 Honda Ridgeline Type R won’t be as popular as body-on-frame trucks. But, the new version is going to draw attention for sure. Honda needs to keep upgrading on that attention.
2022 Honda Ridgeline Type R Specs
While now there is something we could hold on about the new version, there are no details about its performance. The specs sheet should be boosted. The only Type R model in the Honda portfolio is the Civic hatchback. It delivers 305 horsepower, based on a 2.0-liter engine. The V6 should remain standard for the 2022 Honda Ridgeline Type R. Expected outputs will be over 350 hp and fans wish closer to 400 ponies.
From what we have, a configuration MDX is using is the favorite to land under the hood of the Ridgeline Type R. a 3.0-liter petrol engine is the main source of power. Turbocharged, it can deliver 355 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Honda is sticking up to the proven configuration, so it is unlikely that some other engine could take place for the truck. A ten-speed automatic transmission is a power router, while the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive is certain. This is improving the grip and off-road capabilities of the pickup. The bad thing is that truckers are looking at the towing capacity and durability as the key features.
2022 Honda Ridgeline Type R Release Date and Price
Acura MDX Type S is already presented. The production has started, and the first units will be available soon. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline Type R will be announced later this year. Do not be surprised if the Japanese company do it early in 2022. This is the special vehicle and it takes a lot of time to craft the perfect setup. The focus is on the performances and be sure that Type R is going to deliver something special.
The price of the truck will be significantly higher than the base model. Fans would like to see it around $45,000, but a more likely outcome is to see the MSRP above $50,000. Besides the performance, the Ridgeline is getting a big portion of styling upgrades. The good thing is there won’t be competition. Other companies are mostly focused on off-road kits and features that will increase towing. The Ridgeline Type R will remain at 5,000 pounds.