2021 Honda Ridgeline – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2021 Honda Ridgeline

MSRP: $36,490 - $43,920
4.15

Reliability

4.1/5

Interior

4.0/5

Safety

4.8/5

Performance

3.8/5

Strengths

  • Beautiful cabin materials
  • Spacious sitting areas
  • Muscular engine
  • Classy ride

Weaknesses

  • Finicky controls on infotainment
  • Towing capacity Subpar
  • High price base

Review 

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline has a smooth ride and a strong engine with a high-quality cabin, flexible cargo control, and adult back seats. It’s not as capable as competitor pickup trucks, though. The only Honda with a cargo bed – the 2021 Ridgeline – is an all-around one-size choice for traditional pickup trucks. While there is no off-road or optional diesel model in the Ridgeline range, it has a basic crew cab that is roomier and more comfortable than any of its rivals.

Unfortunately, it cannot pull more than 5000 pounds. Still, it can accelerate rapidly, use fuel efficiently, provide a competitive payload rating, and operate with unrivaled agility and refinement, thanks to its mini-fuel base and V-6 powertrain. In addition, its variety of standard driving assists and unique features, including an in-bed trunk and a multifunction tailgate, further bolster the status of the 2021 Ridgeline as a Swiss Army knife comparable vehicle and earned it an Editors’ Choice Award.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. If you want to know about the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid, then click our post.

Price

The MSRP of the 2021 Honda Ridgeline is ranging between $36,490 – $43,920.

Specs and Features

Engine3.5L V-6
Seating5 Passengers
Power280 @ 6000 rpm
Transmission9-spd auto w/OD
MPG18 City / 24 Hwy
DrivetrainAll-wheel Drive
2021 Honda Ridgeline Specs and Features

What’s Newly Include in 2021 

The new upgrades in the 2021 Honda Ridgeline include the following features:

  • All-wheel drive is standard
  • Updated infotainment system 
  • Refreshed exterior design

2021 Honda Ridgeline Configurations

The different configurations of the 2021 Honda Ridgeline are listed below:

1. Sport

Price: The MSRP of the Sport is $36,490. 

Specs and Features: It has features of 3.5L V-6 Engine, 9-spd auto w/OD Transmission, 280 @ 6,000 rpm Horsepower, 262 @ 4,700 rpm Torque, 18″ gray aluminum Wheels, All-wheel Drive type, Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio, Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, ABS and driveline Traction control, Front Fog/driving lights, Cloth Seat trim, 2 – 1st row LCD monitor, and Rear air conditioning, with separate controls.

2. RTL

Price: The MSRP of the RTL is $39,470. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on Sport. It comes with 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, heated mirrors, SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, Leather seat trim, Driver lumbar support, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats.

3. RTL-E

Price: The MSRP of the RTL-E is $42,420. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on RTL. It comes with SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, parking assist, and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with voice activation navigation system.

4. Black Edition

Price: The MSRP of the Black Edition is $43,920. 

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on RTL-E. It comes with 18″ black aluminum wheels.

2021 Honda Ridgeline Configuration
2021 Honda Ridgeline Configuration

2021 Honda Ridgeline Interior

What is the seating capacity?

Unlike other trucks with a range of cabin and body designs, the Ridgeline is only available in a five-seater crew cab. However, both rows’ head- and legroom are adequate for adults, and the seats are pleasant. Cloth upholstery in the base trim is standard, while every other trim includes leather seats. Other features available include heated and power-adjustable front seats and a heated steering wheel.

How many Child Car Seats are there?

The Ridgeline rear seats are fitted with three full sets of LATCH connectors. While the overall setup is simple to operate, it is difficult to locate the tethers, and the lower anchors are deep in the seats. Nevertheless, the Highway Insurance gave the LATCH system the second-highest rating for its ease of use.

Interior Quality

This Honda has some hard plastics in the interior, as do many small pickups. However, this vehicle features a high-end interior otherwise. Silver accents and excellent quality materials give it a sophisticated aura.

Cargo Space

Each Honda Ridgeline has a bed of 5 feet and 4 inches. While about a foot is shorter than competitor vehicles, the bed of this Honda is highly versatile. It has no liner since it is constructed of reinforced composite material.

The bed is large enough to fit items and may be provided with smart features like a home power outlet, an audio system, and a trunk of 7.3 cubic feet under the floor. A double tailgate may be less like a regular truck, or it can swing like a car door on one side. The back seats are also 2.9 cubic feet of storage space. Alternatively, these seats can be lifted, allowing you to carry bulky items like a cab bicycle.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

For 2021, Honda updated Ridgeline’s infotainment system to include good improvements like a volume knob. It still has a few stumbling blocks, though. For example, the menu layout may be difficult to navigate, and you can quickly identify user input from the touchscreen.

  • Standard features: 8-inch Touch Screen, Android CarPlay, 2 USB ports, Bluetooth, and 7-speaker Stereo
  • The available infotainment features include wireless charging, a navigation system, satellite radio, HD radio, 8-speaker stereo, two more USB ports, and an in-bed audio system.
  • Additional standard features: starting button, remote start, keyless proximity, and automatic three-zone climate control
  • Other features available: A Moon Roof
2021 Honda Ridgeline Interior
2021 Honda Ridgeline Interior

Should I Buy a 2021 Honda Ridgeline?

The Ridgeline Honda is a great car, but it’s more like a truck for those who don’t like trucks. Many reviewers compare the Ridgeline with an SUV. It’s a unibody construction rather than a traditional body-on-frame design. In addition, it features an all-wheel-drive rather than a four-wheel drive. This helps improve the comfort of the Ridgeline on the road and provides composite, car-like handling.

You may also Ask for

Is the Honda Ridgeline going to be there in 2021?

We expect the Honda Ridgeline 2021 to continue with the same 280-hp 3.5-liter V6 engine throughout the following model year. In addition, the Ridgeline V6 comes with a 19/26 mpg automatic drive with the front-wheel-drive or 19/24 mpg with the all-wheel-drive models.

Is Honda Ridgeline 2021 a good truck?

High: The interior has several innovative features, fast and refined for the class on the road. Low: Rivals provide legitimate off-road versions, poor braking performances. Competitors tow more. Verdict The Ridgeline is not a conventional pick-up vehicle of medium size; it is an elegant and practical day.

Is there going to be a Honda Ridgeline in 2022?

The same 3.5L V6 drives the 2022 Honda Ridgeline generating 280HP and a 262 lb-ft torque.  The new Ridgeline is mainly fitted with the same automatic 9-speed transmission and standard paddle shifters. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline achieves a top speed of 112 MPH with the same engine.

For more information about the latest Honda Ridgeline, kindly visit the Official page.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.

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