It's a good thing Honda brought this Ridgeline Black Edition to Chicago, otherwise we may not have pointed out that they're going straight after the Chevy Colorado Midnight Edition with it.
The 2017 Ridgeline is undoubtedly a more versatile truck than the previous generation model. It's got a more conventional appearance, yet it's more modern in every way, both outside and in - where it features 'must have' safety gear such as Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, Forward Collision Warning, and Lane Keeping Assist.
However, those who are hoping for more of a mean-looking truck, should definitely stop and admire this Black Edition model, which is a look that plenty of customers can appreciate when it comes to utility vehicles.
Chevrolet went out of their way to bring their entire Midnight Edition line-up to Chicago, as if they wanted to make sure their trucks weren't getting the short end of the stick in terms of style.
Right now, we're looking forward to seeing how the 2017 Ridgeline will do in terms of sales, especially compared to the Colorado but also the Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma and GMC Canyon, even though the Honda is a softer proposal. If last year was any indication, the Tacoma and the Colorado are running away with the mid-size pickup truck segment (more so the Toyota than the Chevy), but Honda should be able to get in the conversation in 2016 seen as how their brand new truck wasn't even around last year to put up a fight.