2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck Bed Wired for Sound

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Honda is boasting about its second-generation Ridgeline pickup truck's 540-watt sound system, which is installed in the bed of the truck.

Honda Executive Vice President John Mendel says you can't see the audio system because six "exciters" inside the bed's walls replace conventional speakers — so nothing gets "bashed or scraped when you're hauling mulch or lumber."

He placed a microphone in the bed and gave a sonic sampling to those attending the introduction of the truck. "You can definitely hear it," he said.

It was hard for an Associated Press reporter standing far from the truck to gauge the quality of the sound system since he heard it through the larger sound system in place at the display.

The Ridgeline features a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine and will be available for the first time in front-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations.

This content originally appeared on the Boston Herald

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