2021 Honda Ridgeline Pricing Starts At $37,665

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, Automotive Editor - January 15, 2021

Mid-cycle refreshes usually don’t result in drastic design changes or large increases in pricing. The refresh that Honda is giving the 2021 Ridgeline is a little more extensive than the normal refresh and it’s all about bringing the rugged nature of the pickup truck to light. While the Ridgeline has always been seen as the comfortable, user-friendly pickup truck, Honda wants to give its truck a little more verve to help it blend in with competitors better.

Major news for the pickup truck is that all-wheel drive is now standard. With power going to all four wheels as standard, the Ridgeline gets a drastic bump in pricing. The Sport trim now starts at $36,490 with destination, which represents an increase of $2,590 from last year. But that comparison is with the 2021 model coming with all-wheel drive and last year’s model coming with front-wheel drive. In an apples-to-apples comparison, pricing has only gone up by $350. That’s a far more reasonable increase.

Beyond the standard all-wheel-drive system, the new Ridgeline has an updated design from the front pillars forward. Updated elements include a new hood, grille, nose, and front fenders. The LED headlights are new, too, and the front bumper features a hefty skid plate and larger air vents. Changes to the back of the pickup truck aren’t as noticeable, though the 2021 Ridgeline gets a redesigned rear bumper and new dual exhaust outlets. All Ridgelines get new 18-inch wheels, which Honda claims have a tougher look, while the pickup’s track has grown by 20 mm. The changes aren’t dramatic, but they certainly do help the Ridgeline look better.

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Honda’s offering a new Honda Performance Development (HPD) appearance package on the 2021 Ridgeline that changes the way the pickup looks. The available package adds a unique grille, black fender flares, special HPD graphics along the side of the bed, bronze wheels, and an HPD emblem. The HPD package will cost an extra $2,800. There are three other new packages that include Utility ($1,465), Function ($270), and Function+ ($1,315). Honda hasn’t provided any information on what the three new packages add, though last year’s pickup was available with five major packages.

The last few changes occur on the inside where the new Ridgeline gets a physical volume knob for the audio system and a wireless phone charger. All trims now feature contrast stitching on the seats, while the Sport comes with new cloth seat inserts. The Sport, RTL, and RTL-E trims come with a new dashboard, center console accents, and steering wheels.

Some things remain the same for the 2021 model year. The pickup’s 3.5-liter V6 continues to make 280 horsepower and is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Honda Sensing will be standard on every trim, bringing forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline will arrive at dealers on February 2 with prices ranging from $37,665 for the Sport trim and $45,095 for the range-topping Black Edition.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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