Firstly introduced by the brand in 2005, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline will be on the market with a stylish, attractive appearance. Even though the Japan brand is said to hold the unibody design, the new Honda Ridgeline gets positive market response.
Besides attractiveness, speed has become another major attention of the brand in making this aerodynamic pickup truck. The speed enhancement still generates a smooth driving that it is thought to be similar to modern SUV ride. For even more comfort, the safety system is improved.
The type R is said to be the best option for those who seek for more astounding performances.
Unfortunately it seems that there is no exact detail yet about the engine specification. However, to accommodate comfort ride and luxury in high speed, it is expected that the 2021 Honda Ridgeline will install the 3.6 liter V6 engine under the hood. It is enable to generate 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.
The engine will distribute power through the 6-speed automatic transmission to the wheels. Furthermore, the pickup truck has an All Wheel Drive or AWD system for the RTL-E and the Black Edition model. Meanwhile, the standard version installs front wheel drive setup.
Those engine specifications are presumed to reach a mileage of 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. A hybrid model is expected to be published for better performance.
Exterior And Interior
Looking at the 2021 Honda Ridgeline picture, we can see the hood has a high sculpt. This is in line with the large engine under the hood. On the side of the truck, the gas tank lid and fenders are all placed horizontally.
The stylish, modern design looks similar to the Honda Pilot SUV. Indeed, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline rides the same platform with the Pilot. The fascia appears square-off and that is obviously interesting. The headlight get total enhancement while the fog lights only has slight changes.
The front grille looks different with more chrome material applied. Cargo-loading will be made easier since the car applies two-way tailgate system. You can still expect for other improvements since more detailed specification will be published next year.
For the interior, this new Honda Ridgeline offers comfort that looks obviously modern. Still with the current five-passenger layout which are divided into two rows, you can enjoy smooth and enjoyable ride with infotainment system which is compatible with the standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Expectation has risen that 10-inch touch screen which enables driver to monitor the pickup truck’s performance will be installed around the center stack. Since the brand seemingly fond of retaining upscale interior, it is presumed that the cabin will be covered with leather or multi-colored fabric.
The brand’s signature Black Edition is published once again. It is actually an RTL-E with a dominant black color for exterior and interior. It includes wheels, trims, and most of its interior, except the contrast red stitching. Overall, the look is luxurious.
Release Date and Price
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is predicted to be on the market by 2021 or as soon as in the second half of 2020. There is no official price release yet but the price of the most basic trim is assumed to be at around $30000. Meanwhile, the price of the Black Edition is predicted to be around $48000.
The price of the type R Ridgeline is presumed to be more than $50000. If you find the pickup truck meets your criteria, better be anticipated as more details on specification have not been revealed, mainly the Hybrid model.