There’s no denying it – before its redesign, the Honda Ridgeline looked kind of like a minivan with a pickup bed tacked on. No judgement, of course. It was a fine vehicle, but it didn’t look quite right. Thankfully with the 2021 Honda Ridgeline, the design has finally come to resemble what Honda’s been going for all along – a sleek, four-door pickup. 

But other than a solid redesign, what else can drivers expect from the 2021 Honda Ridgeline? Keep reading for a quick overview of Honda’s latest entry into its pickup series. 

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Honda Unveiled the 2021 Ridgeline pickup truck with New aggressive Styling. ➡Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter direct-injected VTEC V6 that is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. ➡All-wheel drive system is available as an option on Sport and RTL, while comes standard on RTL-E and Black Edition models. ➡Some of the exterior Design changes in the 2021 Ridgeline include a new hood,new front fenders ,new front bumper and more upright grille, all new LED headlights, While In the back there is a reshaped bumper and new twin exhaust outlets and All the models comes standard with 18-inch wheels ➡And if you opt for Honda's new HPD Package,it will adds a unique grille treatment, black fender flares, aggressive bronze-colored wheels, and special HPD graphics on the bed walls. ➡Interior Upgrades include, an updated infotainment system with physical volume knob and In addition, Ridgelines in Sport trim add new cloth seat inserts, while all trims get new contrast stitching on the seats, and Sport, RTL and RTL-E trims have new dash, steering wheel and center console accents. ➡Safety & Driver-Assistive Technology– Ridgeline comes standard with the Honda Sensing, featuring Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning , Lane Keeping Assist System , Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning ,and Adaptive Cruise Control. ➡More information about the 2021 Ridgeline, including prices and detailed specifications, will be available closer to its on-sale date early next year. #honda #hondaridgeline #2021ridgeline #2021hondaridgeline #hondapickup #pickuptruck #luxurytrucks #pakistan #karachi #lahore #islamabad #carsofinstagram #carsofinsta #usa #hondapakistan #hondacivic #typer #acura #acuransx #bmw #toyota #hilux #hondaaccord #accord #civic #civictyper #boosters #boosterjet #boosterjetcar #boosterjetcarmagazine

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Design and headlights of the 2021 Honda Ridgeline

Of course, Honda is probably most widely known for their affordable, practical cars, like the ever-popular Honda Accord, but the brand has proven they can make a capable truck as well. 

As far as design goes, the 2021 Ridgeline builds on this proven formula, while managing to finally look more “truckish”. Even compared to this year’s model, the difference is staggering. The 2021 Ridgeline features sheetmetal forward of the windshield, and a larger, more prominent grille that gives the truck a bolder look on the front end. On the back, a revised bumper gives home to aggressive twin exhaust tips (kind of like the bumper design on some Ram 1500s).

As for the headlights, Honda has updated the LEDs for a more modern and aggressive look (while maintaining safety, of course).

While the inside didn’t undergo as major a redesign as the outside, the 2021 Ridgeline’s infotainment system went through an upgrade, adding a much-needed physical volume knob. Those interested in storage will also note the Ridgeline’s standard storage cubbies are still present in the new vehicle design, along with a low profile push-button shifter that further frees up space on the console.

Performance

Now, you have to understand – if you’re looking for a truly rugged truck that can take you off-road and back, you’ll probably want to consider another truck. The 2021 Ridgeline is plenty capable as a standard pickup, but anything more than that is above its pay grade. 

You’ll still be able to tow, (albeit, under 5k lbs), and the engine allows for plenty quick acceleration. It’s basically a one-size-fits-all kind of truck, and that’s okay for a lot of people. 

A fully independent suspension creates a car-like ride. Drivers have the option to pick from front-wheel or all-wheel drive configurations to suit their taste. All in all, it handles well, and provides a comfortable ride. 

Safety

Not too much is known about the finer safety details of the 2021 Ridgeline. We do know that the model will come with Honda’s standard safety lineup. This includes, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, and automated emergency braking, which have basically become standard in all new vehicles. 

Along with safety features, there are reportedly other new features that will make drivers’ lives easier, including an in-bed trunk and a multifunction tailgate.

Specs

  • Price: (est) 35,500 – 45,000
  • Engine: 280-hp 3.5-liter V-6
  • Transmission: 9-Speed Automatic
  • EPA fuel economy: (est) 28 mpg
  • Configurations: Sport, RTL, RTL-E, Black Edition

Is the new design enough to make you excited about the 2021 Ridgeline? Let us know!

Claire Biggerstaff
Claire Biggerstaff is a freelance writer and photographer from Charlotte, NC. Her curiosity leads her to write about a wide variety of topics. On her off days, she enjoys reading Polygon articles, and curling up to a good YouTube playlist.

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    6 Comments

    1. I like the 2017 model a bit more. But I guess this one looks ok I guess. I definitely like the Rims.

    2. The ridgeline seems like a great truck, but I personally enjoy sedans more.

    3. Great update for a really useful truck! The bolder look will appeal to more customers, and everyone will be poping Vtec!

    4. It’s awesome to see Honda offer the ridgeline with some more aggressive and rugged trim packages. I hope they offer more variations in the future.

    5. Honda needs a truck to compete with the Raptor and Rebel

    6. The truck is really nice, I hope they give some higher HP engines in the future as an option.

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