2019 Honda Ridgeline
Truck lovers listen up! This midsize pickup truck holds great appeal! First introduced in 2017, the all-new Honda Ridgeline brings forth this year streamlined trim levels, new colors, more USB ports and the addition of a moonroof and power-fooding rear window. This pick-up combines car-like road manners with all the performance you come to expect from a tough pick-up truck. Practical, useful and ready for your next road trip or task, the Ridgeline doesn’t disappoint.
Explore the trim levels to see what features suit you best…
Starting at $29,990, this RT Front-wheel Drive Crew Cab is 125.2 in. WB and has a combined MPG of 22. Its engine is a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 that takes regular gas and the model features a 6-speed automatic with OD. This four-door RT has Front-wheel Drive and seats five. Its exterior color selections include Modern Steel Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic, while interior hues include beige, black, gray and a black/gray combo.
Safety and security features abound and include front ventilated disc brakes, panic alarm, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, four-wheel ABS brakes, dual front impact airbags and the list goes on!
It boasts a host of entertainment and convenience features as well as Corrosion perforation, basic, powertrain, accessories and roadside assistance warranties.
The Sport, starting at $33,390, consists of a Front-wheel Drive Crew Cab at 125.2 in. WB and a combined MPG of 22. Its engine is a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 taking regular gas and it features a 6-seed automatic transmission with OD. Equipped with front-wheel drive, the Sport comes in four exterior colors including Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Platinum White Pearl and White Diamond Pearl. This four-door model seats five and interior shades include beige, black, gray and a black/gray combo.
Safety and security features include front ventilated disc brakes, front passenger airbag occupancy sensor, 4 wheel disk brakes, brake assist, traction control and more.
Convenience and entertainment features abound and its bumper-to-bumper warranty covers 36 months/36,000 miles.
Starting at $34,870, the RTL is a Front-wheel Drive Crew Cab at 125.2 in. WB and a combined MPG of 22. The engine of this trim level is a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 taking regular gas and the transmission is 6-speed automatic with OD. This front-wheel drive model seats five and comes in a greater variety of exterior hues including Crystal Pearl Black, Lunar Silver Metallic, Deep Scarlet Pearl, Obsidian Blue Pearl, and more!
The four-door RTL presents interior color options of beige, black, gray or a black/gray combo.
Safety and security features are numerous and include Front ventilated disc brakes, a full security system, immobilizer, brake assist and much, much more.
Alloy wheels, rack and pinion steering and speed-sensing electric power-assist rack-pinion steering are presented, along with numerous entertainment and convenience features.
Starting at $37,000, the RTL-T Front-wheel Drive crew cab is at 125.2 in. WB and has a combined MPG of 22. This model’s engine is a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 taking regular gas, and its transmission is 6-speed automatic with OD.
The RTL-T seats five and comes in eight exterior shades, including Deep Scarlet Pearl, Forest Mist Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic and more. Interior options include shades of beige, black, gray and a black/gray combo.
Steering-wheel mounted audio controls and a primary monitor touchscreen are just some of the entertainment features offered, as is an 60/unlimited Corrosion perforation warranty, plus others.
Starting at $41,920, the RTL-E All-wheel Drive Crew Cab is at 125.2 in. WB and a combined MPG of 21. Its engine is a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V6 with regular gas, and it features a 6-speed automatic w/OD. The All-wheel drive model comes in eight exterior colors including Deep Scarlet Pearl, Forest Mist Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, White Diamond Pearl and more.
The RTL-E seats five and comes in interior shades of beige, black, gray and a black/gray combo.
Safety and security features are vast and include Front ventilated disc brakes, Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor, a full security system, 4 wheel disc brakes and the list goes on. Satellite radio trial duration with new vehicle purchase for three months, steering-wheel mounted audio controls and 2 1st row LCD monitors are just some of the entertainment features offered.
The Black Edition
The Black Edition, starting at $43,420, is an All-wheel Drive Crew Cab of 125.2 in. WB and a combined MPG of 21. Its engine is a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 taking regular gas and a 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD. It comes in exterior shades of black varieties like Crystal Black Pearl and Modern Steel Metallic, among others, and interior options are beige, black, gray and a black/gray combo.
A Mechanical fuel remote release, distance pacing cruise control and door mirror memory are just some of the convenience features, while steering-wheel mounted audio control, speed sensitive volume and turn-by-turn navigation directions are included in the vast array of entertainment options.
In short, the Ridgeline is presented with a single body style with one powertrain. All-wheel drive is available for $1,900 on all but the base RT trim. It is standard on the top-tier RTL-E and Black Edition. the RTL represents the addition of a number of features versus the lower Sport trim. Those include a leather-trimmed interior, heated front seats and power-adjustable front seats. The All-wheel-drive RTL forgoes the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the next-level-up RTL-T in favor of the standard 5.0-inch display unit.
More on the Ridgeline….
Perfect to haul your family on their next road trip or lug heavy loads, the Ridgeline has it all! In fact, despite its car-like unibody, there is not a towing task it cannot handle. It’s a midsize truck that is everyday friendly and leading in its class.
Practical without being huge, the Ridgeline is praised for its segment-best ride and handling, both of which are a direct result of the unibody construction. This truck is an example of refinement that only Honda can bring, and has a quality that is enviable among its competitors.
For 2019, the Ridgeline is chock full of clever features, while presenting superior handling and a spacious interior. Its cabin is sheer comfort with some updates in the new year. Those include a second USB port in the RT, Sport and RTL models. The RTL and RTL-T versions add a power sunroof and power-sliding rear window, features previously found on range-topping trims.
Its interior materials are considered above average, with various trim levels featuring leather, fold-down armrests, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and four-way-power-adjustable passenger seats. Its rear passenger area features a completely flat floor with seat bottoms and support frames that fold up to allow for maximum cargo space.
The Ridgeline is known for its towing capability and innovative cargo box, which has an in-bed trunk as well as incorporating into it an available audio system. Built as a crew cab with a 5.3-foot bed, the Ridgeline holds great appeal and satisfies today’s motorists’ many needs. It has the impressive designation of earning 10Best honors three years in a row.
The sole 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6 powertrain that makes 262 lb-ft of torque and has a six-speed automatic transmission is a fitting combination. That coupled with an engine that feels smooth and a throttle response that is receptive, the Ridgeline is extremely competent.
An untraditional pick-up in many ways, the Ridgeline presents minimal body lean in corners and when it comes to small bumps on the road, they are barely noticeable.
It holds the title of the most fuel-efficient six-cylinder engine in its class and when tested on the highway, exceeded its rating by a whopping 3 mpg.
In the area of safety, the Ridgeline has earned a five-star crash test from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is the only pickup truck that has the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety designation of Top Safety for 2018.
Quick, smooth, capable, the Ridgeline is the ultimate crossover, complete with car-like qualities and the strength of a modern-day pick up. If you value ride quality above all else, then this Honda is right for you!