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2021 Honda Ridgeline Gets Rugged New Exterior

2021 Ridgeline

After the year that was 2020, the Honda Ridgeline developed a tough new exterior. OK, these redesigns were planned before we knew what 2020 would be like, but it is fitting that in 2021, the Honda Ridgeline came out with rugged new looks that are more representative of all the things of which it is capable. In addition to the bold redesign, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline has improved infotainment, new trim options and a new HPD (Honda Performance Development) package.

The capable Honda Ridgeline truck offers the only truck bed in its class that can carry 4-foot wide items, like plywood or drywall, behind the wheel wells. The lockable In-Bed Trunk® gives you 7.3 cu.-ft. of additional storage space under the truck bed floor. The In-Bed Trunk® is washable and easily accessible thanks to the Dual-Action Tailgate that can open downward or to the side. Carry up to 300 pounds, including long payloads like an ATV or motorcycle. Made from fiber-reinforced SMC composite, the Ridgeline truck bed is scratch resistant and can also act as a cooler. Waterproof and easily wiped clean, simply fill with ice, and you’re ready to tailgate! Add the available In-Bed Audio system, on the Ridgeline RTL-E and up, and you’ve got an outdoor dance party ready to go.

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline boasts a best-in-class (AWD) payload capacity of 1,580 lbs with up to 5,000 lbs in towing capability. Honda’s ACE™ unibody structure coupled with independent rear suspension offers a smooth ride experience that makes the new Ridgeline stand out from other pickups in its class. 

From the front roof pillars forward, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline is all new. The front grille is larger and more upright with a squared-off nose. The front bumper adds broad side vents for improved aerodynamic performance. In the rear, new twin-exhaust tips add an aggressive feel. You’ll also notice the new 18-inch wheels with all season tires, reduced backspacing and increased track width, giving the new Ridgeline a wider stance paired with new sidewall and shoulder designs.

The Honda Performance Development (HPD) package adds a unique bronze color to the wheels, exclusive HPD graphics, black fender flares, and a unique grille. The HPD package is available on all Ridgeline trim levels.

Inside the new Honda Ridgeline, you’ll find an updated infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, new icon graphics and a real, physical volume knob! The spacious cabin includes 60/40-split rear seat bottoms for maximum stowage and plenty of legroom for passengers. In the front, both driver and passenger get fold-down armrests, cloth seat inserts and attractive contrast stitching throughout the cabin. Everyone will appreciate the car-like ride experience that minimizes bumps and is great for daily driving.

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline pickup is powered by a 3.5-liter, 280-hp direct-injected VTEC® V6 engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission. i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive is available on the Ridgeline Sport and RTL and comes standard on the Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition. The iVTM4® AWD also adds two drive modes – mud and sand – to the standard snow and pavement drive modes. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline comes with Honda Sensing® standard, featuring:

  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning

With the capabilities of a pickup truck, the enjoyable drive of an SUV, and the safety, reliability and technology of the latest cars, the new 2021 Honda Ridgeline offers the best of all types of vehicles packed into one rugged package. 

Buy new and save at Dublin Honda in Dublin, California. Shop our online inventory of new Hondas or visit Dublin Honda to test drive a new 2021 Honda Ridgeline truck today. Our staff of Honda experts are standing by to answer your questions and help you determine the best new Honda for your driving needs. Become a Happy Honda owner with Dublin Honda by your side.