The forthcoming 2021 Honda Ridgeline is ready to take the leading position in the mid-size pickup segment. The Japanese company confirmed a couple of changes, as well as refined design and performances. The Ridgeline offers six trim levels: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and the Black Edition.
In addition, the long-awaited Type-R model will be available as well. Furthermore, the packages will include new features and updates. Besides, the safety suite adds a Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control to the bundle.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Spy Photos and Changes
2021 Honda Ridgeline will go through a severe facelift. As a result, the pickup will gain a sportier look than a previous version. According to spy photos from the test drivings, the arriving model will borrow a couple of design solutions from the Pilot SUV. For example, both vehicles will ride on the same global light truck platform.
Also, the spy shots show us a few fascia changes. However, the heavy camouflage covers almost every exciting part of the pickup. Still, some parts are visible, like the brand-new highlights, which dominates on the front side. The grille will get kind of redesign as well, and it will include more chrome. As for the cabin, the Ridgeline offers plenty of space for five people and very modern design. The mid-size pickup comes with two rows of seats, with more than enough room even for the taller passengers.
Moreover, the upper trims will add features like heated front seats, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. But, if you want even more luxuries, step up to the Blac Edition model. The top-line version includes navigation, Honda Sensing suite of active safety features, and 400-watt truck-bed outlet. On top of that, the Type R version is available as well. This variant will provide more power and cabin full of sporty elements.
2021 Honda Ridgeline will keep the existing powertrain. Honda is decided to keep the trusty 3.6-liter V6 engine, which will be available across all versions. With the same engine under the hood, the ongoing model makes 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The V6 drivetrain is connected to a 6-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth operations.
However, specific reports claim that the brand-new Ridgeline will offer a more powerful engine and more horsepower. But, we will have to wait for the official confirmation from the Honda. So, with this configuration, the FWD is a standard setup. Of course, the AWD system comes as additional on the base model and standard for the Type-R and Black Edition. The Type R will probably get an engine that will develop more than 300 hp. But, it will also keep the fuel consumption at a reasonable level.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price
The upcoming 2021 Honda Ridgeline will deliver few design changes and technological updates. The starting price for the base model will be $32,500. The most expensive version will be the Black Edition, which adds a more appealing design and a vast amount of additional equipment. The starting price of the Black Edition model will be around $50,000. The Ridgeline is set to hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020.