The 2019 Ridgeline is already available at Honda’s U.S. dealers since March 6, with an MSRP of $29,990 (plus destination charge) for the entry-level 2WD RT version.
Honda is calling the 2019 Ridgeline the “ultimate tailgate vehicle”, ideal for sporting events, picnics and other types of outdoor gatherings. With that in mind, one of its best features is the Dual Action Tailgate which offers easy access to the lockable, weather-sealed In-Bed Trunk, in-bed 115V AC power outlet and the world’s first Truck Bed Audio System.
Inside, there is a wide array of standard and optional features. Paying extra will land you goodies such as the 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 3-zone automatic climate control, 8-way powered driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support and ambient interior lighting.
For 2019, RT, Sport and RTL specs now include a second USB port (like the range-topping versions), while the RTL and RTL-T come with a power sliding rear window and a moonroof. A wide range of Honda Genuine Accessories designed specifically for the Ridgeline is also available.
Underneath the hood of Honda’s pickup truck is a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission that puts out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft (355 Nm) of torque. Customers that opt for AWD models will experience Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) technology that’s supposed to improve all-weather performance and handling.