The Honda Ridgeline has been on sale in a US given 2006, nonetheless there was a product interregnum between a finish of a initial era in 2014 and a commencement of a current, second era in 2017. Although a closely associated Honda Pilot midsize SUV perceived endless updates this year, a 2019 Ridgeline has remained flattering many a same given it was reintroduced for 2017. Honda builds a Ridgeline, Pilot and a Honda Odyssey minivan in Lincoln, Alabama.
Powertrain and specs
Honda offers usually one engine choice for a Ridgeline: a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, that is about normal for V6 engines in a midsize pickup lorry segment. The Ridgeline’s engine is interconnected exclusively with a six-speed involuntary delivery that, depending on trim, can send energy to a front wheels or all 4 of them.
Fuel economy for front-wheel-drive models is 19 miles per gallon in a city and 26 mpg highway. All-wheel-drive versions lapse 18/25 city/highway mpg. Both total are flattering good for a segment, yet not best in class. That pretension goes to a diesel-equipped Chevrolet Colorado, that gets 20/30 city/highway mpg. Meanwhile, a Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma in their many fuel-efficient forms can get 19/23 and 20/23 city/highway mpg, respectively.
Interior, load and towing
There’s copiousness of room inside a Ridgeline for adult to 5 occupants, while also charity a important volume of payload. The Honda’s limit load rating of 1,580 pounds beats a Chevy Colorado’s 1,574-pound limit and a Nissan Frontier’s 1,360-pound rating. The new Ford Ranger (1,860 pounds) and a Toyota Tacoma (1,620 pounds) can lift more, however.
Unlike a body-on-frame competition, a Honda Ridgeline is built off a carlike unibody structure. As a result, a Honda pickup can’t accommodate a limit towing capabilities of a peers. Whereas a diesel-powered GMC Canyon (and a Chevy Colorado twin) can draw adult to 7,700 pounds, a best a Ridgeline can do is 5,000 pounds. That’s a lowest limit draw rating in a class.
There’s not many customary tech to pronounce of with a Ridgeline, yet that’s customary in a midsize lorry class. Base models get a 5-inch touchscreen interconnected with a 200-watt, seven-speaker sound complement that can support Bluetooth streaming. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, embedded navigation as good as HD and satellite radio are available, though.
Unlike a 2019 Toyota Tacoma, that comes with customary collision-mitigation braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive journey control and involuntary high beams, a Ridgeline offers all those driver-assist technologies optionally.
Options and pricing
The 2019 Ridgeline is offering in 6 trims with bottom prices trimming from $29,990 to $43,420 and $995 for destination. The bottom Ridgeline LT facilities a dual-hinged tailgate, that means we can open it down like a required pickup truck, or we can pitch it open like a customary door. It’s also got an in-bed case that can lift adult to 7.3 cubic feet of cargo. The trunk’s integrated empty block means a below-floor cell can even double as an ice chest. Other customary facilities embody 18-inch amalgamate wheels, a built-in Class III trailer hitch, push-button start and a fold-up back seat.
The $33,390 Sport trim adds 18-inch amalgamate wheels in gray, black extraneous trim, haze lights, keyless entrance with remote start, three-zone meridian control and a HomeLink transceiver. $34,870 stairs we adult to a RTL trim, adding model-specific 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, leather upholstery with exhilarated and power-adjustable front seats as good as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a power-sliding back window and an acoustic windshield.
Next adult is a $37,000 RTL-T that includes LED daytime using lights and doors that automatically close when we travel divided from a truck. There’s also an autodimming rearview mirror, a 225-watt, seven-speaker audio complement connected to an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and HD and satellite radio as good as embedded navigation.
At $41,920, a RTL-E comes with mandatory all-wheel drive, a heavy-duty delivery cooler, LED low-beam headlights and a energy opening in a lorry bed. The RTL-E also adds countless driver-assistance facilities like collision-mitigation braking, lane-keep assist, involuntary high-beams, adaptive journey control and blind-spot monitoring and front and back parking sensors. Inside, there’s a exhilarated steering circle and an eight-speaker, 540-wattwith speakers in a lorry bed.
Finally, a $43,420 Black Edition carries all a same niceties as a RTL-E, yet with a many darker coming outward and in along with red-LED ambient interior lighting instead of a RTL-E’s blue.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is accessible during retailers national now.