Mercedes-Benz X-Class: Can Acura Ridgeline Keep Up?

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Every passing day brings us closer to the arrival of the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and we can’t wait to check out what the pickup truck will have to offer. The same can be said for Honda’s luxury arm Acura as the carmaker too is keen on seeing how the X-Class is received in the market.

Acura is not doing too good at the moment as they are struggling to achieve decent sales figures with their current products. For the carmaker, the rebirth of the luxury pickup market can serve as an opportunity for a comeback hence the excitement for the X-Class.

Even so, knowing Acura, the carmaker is likely to adopt the Honda Ridgeline and give it a luxurious makeover. It is unlikely for Acura to work on a new pickup truck from the ground up.

With that being said, can an Acura Ridgeline with SH-AWD and a 3.5L V6 give the Mercedes-Benz X-Class some competition? The latter has got a promising design and it is likely to tally well with performance. Only time will tell if the Acura Ridgeline can keep up with the Mercedes-Benz X-Class.

1 Comment


    March 14, 2017 at 9:16 am

    The 2017 Ridgeline Black Ediction is a tremendous platform to build off of. From passenger space, and interior comfort and technology to the bed size, bed speakers and connections for electronics and cooler / storage, the truck is tremendous. And its ride is much better than other options – if you want a luxury feel rather than a stiff truck setup. I have mine. I could not be happier.