New Honda Ridgeline Model Review

 

New 2021 Honda Ridgeline at Racine Honda

Explore the impressive new 2021 Honda Ridgeline, a rugged and ready truck engineered for the modern-day driving enthusiast. Experience next-level performances with the new Ridgeline's potent 280-hp, 3.5-Liter V-6 Engine that offers the perfect combination of power and comfort. Uncover all the new Ridgeline thoughtful functionality and next-level versatility that enhances your everyday drive. Learn more about the new Ridgeline with a test drive at Racine Honda, the automotive home of drivers in the Racine, WI area.

Starting at $36,490

Performance

Take command of the powerful and capable new 2021 Honda Ridgeline, unpack all the impressive performances waiting for you under the hood. Featuring a powerful, 280-hp, 3.5-Liter V-6 Engine and an Intelligent Variable Torque Management® (i-VTM4®) AWD System that enhances confidence in almost any weather condition.

The latest Honda Ridgeline model currently features an innovative Eco-Assist System™ to help you get the most out of every drive. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is expected to release a new hybrid model, offering even more impressive mileage. Additional performance features found in the latest Honda Ridgeline include:

  • Towing capacity: 5,000 lbs 
  • 262 lb-ft of torque 
  • Variable Cylinder Management  (VCM®) 
  • Hill Start Assist 
  • High-Capacity Radiator with 2 High-Power Fans 

Design

The new Honda Ridgeline boasts a rugged yet modern aesthetic and features an industry-first dual-action tailgate that utilizes a specially engineered hinge system. The hinge system allows you to open it down or to the side. The new Honda Ridgeline also features an In-Bed Trunk® hidden underneath the bed, opening up to 7.3 cubic feet of additional storage space.

Available upgrades offered in the new 2021 Honda Ridgeline include a Truck Bed Audio System, LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off (Low Beam), Auto High-Beam Headlights, and an available exclusive 18-inch Machine-Finished Alloy Wheel. Inside, the new Honda Ridgeline features a Front Passenger Seat with 4-Way Power Adjustment, available Power Sliding Rear Window, an Acoustic Windshield, and more available premium amenities. If you're looking to stand out, the Black Edition features an array of sleek additions including:

  • Black Edition Exterior Trim 
  • Black Edition Leather Interior 
  • 18-Inch Black Alloy Wheels 
  • Red Ambient LED Lighting 

Interior Features

Step inside the new 2021 Honda Ridgeline to uncover a slew of impressive advanced technology and premium comforts tailored to enhance your ride to the fullest. Enjoy next-level connectivity with fantastic features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® integration in a Display Audio Touch-Screen.

For your comfort and convenience, the new Honda Ridgeline also features Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, and a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines. The new Honda Ridgeline also features easy access 60/40 Split Lift-Up Rear Seat with Underseat Storage to make loading and unloading even easier. Additional interior features offered include:

  • HondaLink® 
  • Electronic Tailgate lock 
  • Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver-Assistive Technologies 
  • Available Leather-Trimmed Interior 
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof

2021 Honda Ridgeline Competitive Comparisons

2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E vs the 2021 Toyota Tacoma Limited 4x4

Honda Ridgeline vs Toyota Tacoma Feature Comparison
2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E
Horsepower: 280
Truck-Bed Audio System: Standard
Dual-Action Tailgate: Standard
Lockable In-Bed Trunk®: Standard
Toyota Tacoma Limited 4x4
Horsepower: 278
Truck-Bed Audio System: Not Available
Dual-Action Tailgate: Not Available
Lockable In-Bed Trunk®: Not Available

Enjoy superior power and features in the new 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E. Don’t settle for less, get the smart technology and effortless functionality you deserve. Stay connected and fully charged at all times thanks to the Honda Ridgeline RTL-E’s standard Wireless Phone Charger and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™. As for storage, the new Honda Ridgeline RTL-E has you covered, access the Lockable In-Bed Trunk® with ease thanks to the smart Dual-Action Tailgate, all features missing on the new Toyota Tacoma Limited.

2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E vs the 2021 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab ZR2

2021 Honda Ridgeline vs Chevy Colorado Feature Comparison
2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E
Starting Price: $42,420
Fuel Economy: 21 Combined MPG
Dual-Action Tailgate: Standard
Lockable In-Bed Trunk®: Standard
2021 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab ZR2
Starting Price: $44,200
Fuel Economy: 17 Combined MPG
Dual-Action Tailgate: Not Available
Lockable In-Bed Trunk®: Not Available

Save money with the affordable and efficient new Honda Ridgeline RTL-E, featuring a lower starting price and superior fuel economy than the Chevy Colorado Crew Cab ZR2. Also, only the new Honda Ridgeline features an intuitive Dual-Action Tailgate and convenient Lockable In-Bed Trunk®. The new 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E also comes equipped with a work, beach, or camp-ready Truck-Bed Audio System.

Sport

Starting at $36,490 
  • Intelligent Variable Torque Management® (i-VTM4®) AWD System 
  • 280-hp, 3.5-Liter, V-6 Engine Dual-Action 
  • Tailgate In-Bed Trunk® 
  • Apple CarPlay® Integration

RTL

Starting at $39,470
  • Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Blind Spot Information System (BSI)
  • Heated Front Seat

RTL-E

Starting at $42,420
  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Truck-Bed Audio System
  • 540-Watt Premium Audio System
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™

Black Edition

Starting at 43,920
  • Black Edition Exterior Trim
  • Black Edition Leather Interior
  • 18-Inch Black Alloy Wheels
  • Red Ambient LED Lighting

Ridgeline FAQs


The new 2021 Honda Ridgeline comes equipped with an Intelligent Variable Torque Management® (i-VTM4®) AWD System.

The new 2021 Honda Ridgeline produces an impressive 280 horsepower.

The new 2021 Honda Ridgeline comes equipped with a 3.5-Liter, V-6 Engine.

The new 2021 Honda Ridgeline has a max towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

The new 2021 Honda Ridgeline produces an impressive 262 lb-ft of torque.

The new 2021 Honda Ridgeline has Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® integration.

The new Honda Ridgeline features Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®, available leather seating, and more.

  • Black Edition Exterior Trim
  • Black Edition Leather Interior
  • 18-Inch Black Alloy Wheels
  • Red Ambient LED Lighting

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