Since the mid-2000s, the Ridgeline been Honda’s entry in the lucrative pickup truck segment. It’s a mid-size model that stands out for its crossover-based underpinnings and innovative cargo bed.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2021, the Ridgeline gets a mid-life update with new front-end styling and a revised infotainment system with a more user-friendly physical volume knob. The Ridgeline was the last Honda model with the brand’s old infotainment display, which used touch controls exclusively.
Honda offers the Ridgeline in Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Black Edition trims that all carry over from the 2020 model, along with a 3.5L V6 engine, nine-speed transmission, and all-wheel drive.
Honda fits the Ridgeline’s exterior with heated/power-adjustable side mirrors, a dual-action tailgate, 18-inch wheels and tires, a front wiper de-icer, an in-bed trunk, LED headlights/fog lights/taillights, a power tailgate lock, and passive keyless entry.
Inside, you get a sunroof, a power-sliding rear window, a digital gauge cluster display, active noise cancellation, a conversation mirror, a garage door remote, three-zone automatic climate control, heated/power-adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, a seven-speaker stereo, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and wireless smartphone charging.
Safety-wise, every Ridgeline gets forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert.
EX-L brings an auto-dimming rearview mirror, front and rear parking sensors, heated rear seats, leather upholstery, and satellite radio.
Touring adds power-folding/auto-dimming side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting, navigation, ventilated front seats, eight-speaker audio, exterior bed-mounted speakers, and navigation.
Black Edition trim builds on Touring with black wheels and black body trim, and special floor mats.
Honda’s fuel consumption estimates are 12.8/9.9 L/100 km (city/highway).
The Ridgeline brings its crossover-based platform to a segment dominated by more traditional body-on-frame trucks: General Motors’ Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon; the Ford Ranger; Toyota’s Tacoma; and the Nissan Frontier.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed