The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a distinct choice for a midsize pickup. Instead of opting for the crowd and selecting a traditional body-on-frame design, Honda utilizes a more carlike unibody building and construction and a fully independent suspension for the Ridgeline. These design choices provide this truck class-leading trip comfort and excellent handling.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is the pickup truck outlier that, while built on a crossover platform, does all the “truck stuff” well enough for most people however retains a smooth trip and comfy interior.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Styling
The 2019 Ridgeline brings the standard shape of a pickup with some Honda quirks included. More structured than a traditional truck, the Ridgeline shares a number of design points with its SUV cousin, the Honda Pilot. We’ve ranked 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, choosing instead for what appears like a far more standard pickup shape than the Ridgeline models of years past. Front styling is accented by LED running lights, chrome grille strips, and fog lights tucked into the lower bumper. Black Edition models eschew chrome in favor of a blacked-out grille and Honda logo design.
Looking quite like a Pilot up front, the resemblances don’t end there. Interior design, including the dash and seating are very Pilot-like, and that’s not a bad thing. The Ridgeline has handled a large storage area between the front seats like the Pilot, and the additional area is practical. Honda’s transfer to a more refined search for both models brought with it a more comfortable interior with soft-touch products, large cockpit console with easy to read evaluates, 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 readily available with front-wheel drive just, 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 include Honda’s well-reviewed 280 hp 3.5-liter V-6 matched to a smooth-shifting 6-speed automated. With a 0-60 miles per hour run taking around 7 seconds, the Ridgeline uses more acceleration than many truck buyers will need or utilize. The naturally aspirated V-6 produces a lot of muscular noise under heavy throttle but performs smoothly throughout the power band.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Price
The 2019 Ridgeline is available in six trims: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition. Starting at less than $30,000 for the RT model, trim and alternative additions push the rate to more than $43,000 for the Black Edition.