If you want a truck that drives like a crossover, a Honda Ridgeline does the trick. Generally, most Ridgelines are spending most of their time on pavement, though there was one brave competitor who took on this year's Rebelle Rally in a 2007 example.
The 2024 Ridgeline TrailSport wants to change that trend. The new trim, announced Monday, is equipped with an off-road-tuned suspension and steel underbody protection to shield the oil pan, and shod in all-terrain General Grabber rubber.
Every 2024 Ridgeline TrailSport will have all-wheel drive and comes in four flavors: Sport, RTL, TrailSport, and the Black Edition. Honda says the new Ridgeline variant offers off-road-appropriate articulation and ride quality with unique spring rates, damper valve tuning, and stabilizer bars.
The TrailSport trim gets a mesh grille (the better to sift through dust and sand, of course) with a black crossbar and black exterior trim. Its five-spoke wheels are finished in Pewter Gray, and orange TrailSport accents pop the tailgate and grille.
Fans of Honda's usually mild-mannered pickup will appreciate the tech upgrades for 2024 as well, including a now-standard seven-inch digital instrument panel, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, and a standard nine-inch touchscreen.
Tested in the Glamis Dunes of California as well as the deserts of Saudi Arabia, the Ridgeline is looking a little tougher this year.
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