The 2017 Honda Ridgeline was Engineered for Tailgating in Central Illinois

September 15th, 2016 by

2017 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Tailgate BlueThere’s nothing like tailgating before the big game, and whether you’re watching the Illini in Champaign-Urbana or making the trip up to Chicago for the Bears, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline will make you the king of the festivities. More than just a work truck, Honda’s new pickup knows how to play thanks to a series of standard and available features that can turn the truck bed into a party on wheels.

Built for the Pre-Game

In redesigning the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, it’s clear the engineers knew truck drivers had needs beyond towing and hauling. The truck bed has a built-in cooler and an available 400-watt power inverter, and it can double as a sound system.

  • In-Bed Audio: This unique audio system actually transforms the Ridgeline’s truck bed sidewalls into speakers, vibrating the walls like a speaker cone and delivering your tailgate soundtrack without having to drop the windows and crank the stereo. The result is a 540-watt equivalent sound system, and don’t worry, it’s fully waterproof.
  • Cooler: The in-bed storage space of the truck can be used to lock away your tools and tech, sure, but it also has a convenient drain on the bottom that you can unscrew after filling it with ice to keep your drinks cold before the game. Pack burgers and hot dogs away in the cooler until the grill’s fired up and ready to feed family and friends.
  • Power Inverter: Want to watch the pre-game show or re-watch the Bears’ last game before they go on today? The available 400-watt power inverter lets you easily fuel a flat-screen TV or blend some drinks for game day. Need to power more gear? There’s an in-cab outlet that can keep your phone or other device charged up and ready.

You can’t have a tailgate party and forget the snacks; pack them away under the rear seat in the Ridgeline’s rear storage container to save room in the cab for your friends.

Start Your Tailgate Right

You can find the 2017 Honda Ridgeline at a Central Illinois Honda Dealer near you today. Let us know what team you plan to tailgate for, and we can be sure you’ve got all the features and accessories to make it an unforgettable game day.