The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is an unique option for a midsize pickup. Rather than opting for the crowd and going with a standard body-on-frame style, Honda utilizes a more carlike unibody building and construction and a fully independent suspension for the Ridgeline. These style options provide this truck class-leading flight convenience and exceptional handling.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is the pickup truck outlier that, while developed on a crossover platform, does all the “truck things” well enough for many people but retains a smooth flight and comfortable interior.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Styling
The 2019 Ridgeline carries the fundamental shape of a pickup with some Honda peculiarities included. More streamlined than a conventional truck, the Ridgeline shares a number of design points with its SUV cousin, the Honda Pilot. We’ve rated the 2019 Honda Ridgeline a 7 for its attractive interior and smooth exterior lines.
With the shift from first- to second-generation, Honda moved away from the buttressed-to-bed connection, deciding instead for exactly what looks like an even more conventional pickup shape than the Ridgeline models of years past. Front styling is accentuated by LED running lights, chrome grille strips, and fog lights tucked into the lower bumper. Black Edition models avoid chrome in favor of a blacked-out grille and Honda logo.
Looking quite like a Pilot in advance, the resemblances do not end there. Interior decoration, consisting of the dash and seating are very Pilot-like, and that’s not a bad thing. The Ridgeline has handled a large storage location in between the front seats like the Pilot, and the additional space is handy. Honda’s relocate to a more refined search for both models brought with it a more comfy interior with soft-touch products, broad cockpit console with easy to read determines, and an equipment lever for the Ridgeline in location of the Pilot’s push buttons.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Trim Levels & Engine
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a four-door, crew-cab-only midsize pickup that is used in 6 trim levels: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and the Black Edition. The RT is available with front-wheel drive only, while the Sport and the RTL are available with front- or all-wheel drive. The RTL-E and the Black Edition are AWD only. All Ridgeline models feature Honda’s well-reviewed 280 hp 3.5-liter V-6 combined to a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic. With a 0-60 mph run taking around seven seconds, the Ridgeline provides more acceleration than a lot of truck buyers will need or use. The naturally aspirated V-6 produces a lot of muscular sound under heavy throttle but carries out smoothly across the power band.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Price
The 2019 Ridgeline is available in 6 trims: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition. Beginning at less than $30,000 for the RT model, trim and alternative additions press the cost to more than $43,000 for the Black Edition.