The Honda Ridgeline is getting a bold upgrade for the 2021 model year. A rugged redesign is coming to the front half of the capable Honda pickup truck, and enhancements to the trunk and improvements to the interior cabin and infotainment round out the complete overhaul. Car and Driver ranks the 2021 Honda Ridgeline number one in their list of mid-size pickup trucks*. With a car-like drive, roomy, comfortable crew cab and an engine that provides quick acceleration with impressive fuel efficiency, it’s easy to see why.
First impressions are unforgettable, and the new Honda Ridgeline is making a statement. From the front pillars forward, the Ridgeline gets toughened up. From a new hood, front fenders and squared-off nose with an upright grille to new LED headlights, front bumper highlights, and broad side vents, the redesigned Ridgeline is more aerodynamic and provides better illumination. All trims are paired with 18-inch wheels with increased track width and reduced backspacing that give the Ridgeline a wider, more aggressive look. Walk around to the rear, and you’ll see a reshaped bumper with new, exposed twin exhaust. Opt for the Honda Performance Development (HPD) appearance package to add bronze-colored wheels, black overfenders, blacked-out grille, and exclusive HPD graphics.
The Ridgeline is made wider for more than just looks. Its trunk bed can now carry 4-foot-wide items – like drywall or plywood – between the wheel wells, the only truck in its class with this capability. You’ll also find a washable, In-Bed Trunk® that is lockable and adds 7.3 cubic feet of storage space. The Dual-Action Tailgate is built for maximum hauling. Easily carry up to 300 pounds, including longer payloads like ATVs, in the SMC composite bed reinforced by glass fiber. The Ridgeline’s ACE™ body structure and independent rear suspension, paired with available AWD, allow you to tow up to 5,000 lbs and carry up to a 1,580 lb payload.
Also new for the 2021 model year is an updated infotainment system with Display Audio, new graphics, better touchscreen icons, plus a physical volume knob for easier adjustments on the go. The Ridgeline’s interior cabin is spacious with plenty of room in the rear for those with long legs, or utilize the 60/40-split rear seat bottoms to haul more cargo.
Every trim of the 2021 Honda Ridgeline – Sport, RTL, RTL-E, Black Edition – come standard with a 3.5-liter direct-injected VTEC® V6 that produces 280-hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. You’ll experience a smooth drive, responsive acceleration, and minimal body lean around corners. Also available is the i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system that adds Mud and Sand modes to the standard Intelligent Traction Dynamics System with Snow and Pavement modes. AWD is standard on the Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition.
All new 2021 Hondas come with Honda Sensing®, a comprehensive suite of advanced safety features, including:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning
- Adaptive Cruise Control
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline also received a Superior rating for front crash prevention from the IIHS and a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from the NCAP.**
Once you get the job done in your new Honda Ridgeline, entertain your coworkers, family, friends, or just kick back and relax with the available In-Bed Audio system in the RTL-E or Black Edition. Turn your entire truck bed into an outdoor speaker, fill that In-Bed Trunk with ice and some snacks, and you’ve got a great set up for fun, no matter how far off the road you end up.
Visit Hayward Honda in Hayward, California, to learn all about the brand new 2021 Honda Ridgeline truck. Or view our wide selection of new and used Honda trucks and new Honda models. The Honda experts at Hayward Honda can help you determine which features you need (or want) and how to use them. Stop by Hayward Honda in Hayward, CA, or start shopping online today!
*Car and Driver https://www.caranddriver.com/honda/ridgeline