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Ridgeline will surely remain popular pickup truck choice in the future. It is a reliable model that comes with great capabilities and performances. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline will surely arrive with further upgrades and changes. However, official details are not available yet. On the other hand, some reliable sources already reported about the future 2021 model.
Just like before, Ridgeline will offer numerous trim levels, along with the range-topping Black Edition. Performances will be great and we can expect the Type-R model as well. Unibody design will remain, along with the independent suspension. Honda will improve the overall ride quality and we can expect further design changes. Ridgeline will represent a very competitive option in the mid-size segment.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Refreshments
The upcoming 2021 Honda Ridgeline will gain a more attractive look. Mid-size pickup will borrow some cues from Honda Pilot SUV. Interestingly, two models will share the underpinnings as well. On the other hand, we can expect a lot of uniqueness. The 2021 model will gain further refreshments and it will look upscale. The front fascia looks stylish and it will gain new headlights and fog lights. Grille will be restyled and it will wear more chrome.
According to the latest rumors, Honda will deliver full details in one-year time. However, speculations are already suggesting new features such as two-way tailgate and new optional alloy wheels.
The interior will look very modern and it will offer room for five passengers. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline will get a more elegant cabin that will also be similar to the Pilot’s interior. For the start, the layout of the buttons will be more logical and simplified. Comfort is another category where the pickup will gain further improvements. Ridgeline will introduce new backlighting system that will provide great night-drive experience. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard.
The 2021 Ridgeline will be available in six trim levels. Of course, if you want real luxury, opt for the RTL-E or Black Edition models. Some rumors are even suggesting a high-performance Ridgeline Type-R variant.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition
Even that the base model will look upscale, real luxury starts with the range-topping Black Edition model. This trim is positioned above the RTL-E trim. Whatsoever, those trim levels are very similar. Logically, Black Edition adds black exterior paint and plenty of blacked-out features. That includes black trims, black wheels and so much more.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition will also wear a black interior scheme with red contrast stitching. Leather seats will be standard, along with other premium amenities. That includes stuff such as satellite navigation, Honda Sensing Suite and premium audio system. Performance-wise, Black Edition won’t offer new engine and it will ride on the same powertrain as the rest of the trim levels.
The all-new 2021 Honda Ridgeline will continue to ride on a 3.6-liter V6 engine. This unit is available across the whole lineup of trim levels. It generates 280 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The front-wheel-drive setup comes as standard. However, RTL-E and Black Edition models are offering a standard AWD system. A 6-speed automatic transmission is in the offer.
This engine delivers 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. For 2021, rumors are strongly suggesting a hybrid drivetrain. If that happens, Ridgeline Hybrid will deliver slightly better performances and much better mileage. The same rumors are suggesting a mileage that is rated at over 30 mpg combined.
On top of that, Type-R Ridgeline is another interesting rumor. However, even if it happens, Ridgeline Type-R won’t arrive before 2021.
Price and Release Date
The price of the 2021 Honda Ridgeline will be slightly increased. The base model will start at $32,500. The range-topping Black Edition model will cost up to $50,000. A rumored hybrid variant is still uncertain.
However, if it arrives, Ridgeline Hybrid will surely cost around $40,000. The mid-size pickup truck will hit the dealerships in the second half of 2020.