The 2021 Honda Ridgeline will introduce further upgrades and changes. The pickup truck is known for its modern design and attractive look. Also, performance is great and safety rating is more than good. Ridgeline is available in numerous trim levels and the range-topping Black Edition model is a thing of beauty.
On the other hand, if you want astonishing performances, opt for the Type-R model. The 2021 Ridgeline will retain its unibody design and it will offer an independent suspension. The ride is very smooth and closer to the modern SUVs than actual pickup trucks. All-wheel-drive will remain optional and tow rating will see some improvements in the future.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Changes and Updates
The all-new 2021 Honda Ridgeline looks very attractive. It looks similar to the Honda Pilot SUV. Whatsoever, Ridgeline rides on the same platform as the Pilot. Design-wise, Ridgeline is looking very stylish and refreshing. New updates will provide an even more attractive appearance. Squared-off fascia looks perfect. Headlights are all-new and fog lights are slightly restyled.
Front grille will remain but it will get more chrome inserts. Honda is likely to introduce further changes. However, more details will be available next year. We expect a similar redesign as on the Honda Accord sedan. Ridgeline will also offer a new two-way tailgate system. This system is easy to access and it provides easier loading of cargo.
Interior Design and Technology
The interior of the upcoming 2021 Honda Ridgeline looks very modern and elegant. Even the cabin is similar to the cabin of the Pilot SUV. The layout is perfect and all of the controls are logically laid out. Comfort is great as well and generally, the interior is very upscale. Backlighting system is available and it provides a great experience, especially during the night.
Stuff like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be standard. There will be six trim levels. Real luxury is available on the range-topping models such as RTL-E and Black Edition. A five-passenger layout will remain.
The range-topping Black Edition trim level is available once again. It is basically an RTL-E trim with black exterior paint. Not only that, this model offers almost everything in black color. That includes black wheels, trims, headliner and much more. Also, the interior is blacked-out and it adds red contrast stitching.
It looks really premium. On top of that, leather seats are standard. This model comes with a standard all-wheel-drive configuration. You can count on numerous standard equipment that is optional on the base model. That includes the new Honda Sensing suite, satellite navigation, premium audio system, and additional safety aids.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline will continue to deploy a reliable 3.6-liter V6 engine. It is actually the only available powertrain, no matter which trims level you opt for. It can produce 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
Front-wheel-drive setup is standard. The all-wheel-drive system is standard only on RTL-E and Black Edition models. A 6-speed automatic transmission is available.
Fuel economy is rated a 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. However, for 2021, a hybrid variant could become available. Ridgeline Hybrid will deliver similar performance, if not better. The most significant upgrade will be the mileage that will deliver over 30 mpg combined.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Price and Release Date
The price of the all-new 2021 Honda Ridgeline will start at around $32,000. Black Edition model will cost about $48,000. Type-R Ridgeline will be priced at over $50,000.
We are still waiting for more specific details, especially about the Ridgeline Hybrid model. This pickup truck will go on sale in the second half of 2020.