2021 Honda Ridgeline is not only very attractive and modern pick-up truck that is very popular nowadays, but it retains the aerodynamical shape of the chassis that not many trucks have these days. As far as we know, the manufacturer will go with a similar design for the years to come, but also improving technology and engine. The final version could be highly competitive on the market, which is not easy.
- The model is slightly redesigned and unique.
- There is a new stronger engine under the hood.
- The price is not very competitive.
- There are no announcements about other engines.
The design of 2020 Honda Ridgeline will not be much different from the last year model, but surely way different from the models that we know these days. It still runs on the same chassis and with similar unibody design as before. There will be the same flat front end with trapezoidal grille and narrowed front lights, below the wide chromatic line. The rear end is almost flat with thin vertical rear lights. The sides of the vehicle should not be particularly decorated, but there could be found a few spots and lines in higher trims.
The cabin in 2021 Honda Ridgeline is sophisticated and luxury as much rough large machine allows, but with important heavy-duty helpers and additions. It will be possible to put five adult passengers in the cabin, in two rows of the seats. On the other hand, the manufacturer has made a great combination of the colors and details, so future drivers will not always feel like they are in a pick-up truck. Premium trims will surely be decorated with details in chrome and leather on the seats, while the base model always has quality materials.
There is a modernized flat-bottomed steering wheel that contains sensitive buttons and controls to provide direct access to systems like the infotainment system, air-conditioning, and phone calls. Other commands will be behind the steering wheel on the 10-inch LCD display. The same screen provides important information about the road, weather, and speed. It is important to mention other upgrades like Android Auto/Apple Car Play, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, and HDMI port.
There should not be surprises in the engine that we know for. The most likely engine will be a 3.5-liter V6 model that produces 280 horsepower. This should be the best option for 2021 Honda Ridgeline. Toyota Highlander has it. Even the Ford F-150 has the same in one version. So, why would Honda not put that model in the new upgraded version?
Not only that the engine has proven as highly strong for towing, but it also has impressive speed and efficiency. Fuel economy is officially 19/26 city/highway driving. The manufacturer has predicted that the best combination the engine will achieve with six-speed automatic transmission, so they offer only that option. There will be possible to order a special all-wheel driving system.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Release date and Price
2021 Honda Ridgeline will be released in late 2020 when all questions should be answered. The most likely manufacturer will offer more than one trim option, so you will be able to choose between numerous available versions. This includes possible changes and options in engines. However, the price of the current model is around $30,000 so the new version should cost as much as previous models. With all upgrades and additions, the final price should be around $44,000.