Ridgeline prices begin at $30,965 for the front-wheel-drive RT and top out at $44,395 for the all-wheel-drive Black Edition. Sitting between these trims are the Sport, RTL, RTL-T, and RTL-E, all offered with either front- or all-wheel drive. Choosing an engine and transmission is simpler – a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 paired with a six-speed automatic transmission is all that's offered.
The base RT trim comes with the usual power features plus keyless push-button start, a five-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, an integrated class III trailer hitch, and a rearview camera. You have to opt for either the RTL-E or Black Edition model to get forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. Honda's Lane Watch passenger-side camera is standard on the RTL-T trim only.
Since the Ridgeline is essentially the family-friendly Pilot with a truck bed replacing the third row, we'd lean toward the RTL trim with its easy-to-clean leather seats and additional standard features like fog lights, three-zone automatic climate control, heated power driver and front passenger seats, moonroof, power sliding rear window, acoustic windshield, and remote engine start. Here’s how we’d build it:
- Model: 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL
- Engine: 3.5-liter V6
- Output: 280 hp / 262 lb-ft
- Transmission: Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy: 18 City / 25 Hwy
- Options: None
- Base Price: $35,845 (including the $975 destination charge)
- Best Value Price: $35,845