According to the latest reports, Honda doesn’t plan to redesign its pickup anytime soon, even though the current generation has been around since 2016. It looks like it will remain in production for several more years, considering that another update is on the way. The 2025 Honda Ridgeline is about to receive another facelift, which would include updates in different aspects. This update will bring not just styling updates, but also interior changes and even some subtle upgrades under the hood.
Naturally, the biggest changes will be in terms of aesthetics. This pickup will get a new styling, with notable changes on both ends of the vehicle. On the inside, we expect to see some dashboard revisions, while the powertrain will probably be upgraded with more horsepower. Also, the Ridgeline will finally get an off-road-oriented trim, called TrailSport.
The more precise launch date is still unknown, but we expect that the 2025 Honda Ridgeline could hit the market already in the first half of 2024.
2025 Honda Ridgeline Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2025 Honda Ridgeline will come with big changes. We won’t see a full redesign but on the other hand, we expect to see another mid-cycle refresh. At this point, the test mule is already on the road and it wears a decent amount of camouflage. Naturally, there is a lot of cover at the front, while the rear end has a cover too. So, it’s easy to conclude that these will be the main areas to receive updates. We expect that the new Ridgeline will get a bolder and more aggressive treatment, probably with the same design solutions as the recently redesigned Pilot.
Besides aesthetic changes, the next year’s model should also bring the TrailSport version, finally. This mild off-road trim will bring a couple of exclusive styling details, as well as a couple of off-road updates, such as an upgraded suspension, all-terrain tires, additional traction control modes etc.
Interior updates are expected as well. Although the current model already features the nicest cabin in the class, the 2025 Honda Ridgeline interior will become even nicer. Although the exact details are still unavailable, we expect that the new model could receive some revisions to the dashboard, starting from the new infotainment system, digital instrument cluster etc. Further revisions on the center console are also possible, while we also count on things like new color schemes, materials etc.
On the other hand, the overall layout will remain the same. The Ridgeline will continue in a single-body style, as a crew cab pickup, offering plenty of interior space. This is one of the most spacious cabins in the class, with super-comfy seats and plenty of room in both rows. The sound insulation is also pretty amazing.
Just like any other mid-cycle update, this one should also bring novelties in terms of new standard features. We presume that some of the current options might become standard, while brand-new things are expected too.
The current model is already equipped fairly well. It comes standard with goodies like an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, remote start, seven-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, USB ports etc. Also, there is a long list of options, such as navigation, wireless charging, satellite and HD radio, an 8-speaker audio system, bed-in speakers and power outlets, a moonroof, additional USB ports etc.
When it comes to safety, the current model comes standard with a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning etc. Also, there are upgrades like parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams.
2025 Honda Ridgeline Engine
Upgrades under the hood are also expected, though not significant. Namely, the 2025 Honda Ridgeline will continue with a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which will come with a slight power increase. Instead of 280, it will feature 285 horsepower, so we might expect some minor improvements regarding performance.
Of course, the engine will continue with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Base models will come with front-wheel drive, while Honda’s advanced all-wheel drive system with torque vectoring will be available.
When it comes to fuel economy, we expect the same ratings as for the current model, which returns around 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The same is with max towing capacity, which goes up to 5.000 pounds.
2025 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2025 Honda Ridgeline will arrive sometime in the first half of 2024, with a starting price of around 40.000 dollars.