It’s easy to think of pickup trucks as vehicles primarily for towing, hauling and the workplace, but midsize models like the 2021 Honda Ridgeline are incredibly flexible and versatile vehicles that can do just about any job. The Ridgeline can be used for commuting, shopping, working, taking the family out to the lake for a weekend adventure or for just about anything else you care to mention. If you can’t decide between an SUV and a sedan you might be better off looking at the 2021 Ridgeline instead.
Not all pickup trucks are the same and there are distinct differences between midsize and full-size trucks that go deeper than just the size. While full-size trucks often come in a bewildering array of different trim levels and with almost limitless ways to configure them, midsize trucks like the Ridgeline tend to be a little simpler to understand.
The relatively compact proportions of the Ridgeline also extend to its trim level lineup with just four great models to choose between. The four available models are the entry-level Sport, the RTL, RTL-E and the range-topping Black Edition. Unlike some full-size rivals, the entry-level Ridgeline Sport is a very nicely equipped model many buyers will be delighted with, and not a stripped-down workhorse aimed primarily at commercial buyers.
The user-friendly philosophy of the Ridgeline continues to its powertrain with a single engine and transmission used for all versions. The engine under the hood of every 2021 Ridgeline is a lively 3.5-liter V-6 that puts out 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, which gets sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. That’s right folks, there’s no such thing as a 2021 Honda Ridgeline that doesn’t come standard all-wheel-drive.
Because the Ridgeline drives and handles a lot like the Honda SUV it’s based upon, that means the Ridgeline drives and handles more like a car than a more traditional pickup truck. This means you can choose a Ridgeline over a sedan or SUV and have all the same capability as well as that flexible open bed and the ability to tow up to 5,000 pounds. The Ridgeline feels smooth and comfortable on almost any surface and there’s none of the disconnected feel most other midsize pickups suffer from.
The Ridgeline can also rival sedans and SUVs when it comes to comfort and features inside the cabin. You can go as far as a sunroof, leather upholstery, wireless smartphone charging and even a truck bed audio system if you want, but be sure to check out the standard features of the entry-level Ridgeline first. You might be amazed at what comes standard in a supposedly “entry-level” model.
Standard Ridgeline Sport features include LED headlights, keyless start, cloth upholstery, a full set of power features, 18-inch alloy wheels, a dual-action tailgate, tri-zone automatic climate control, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline could easily be all the vehicle you ever need in many different circumstances. If you don’t need more than five seats, it’s hard to think of much a family could want from a vehicle that the Ridgeline doesn’t deliver. As well as being comfortable, stylish and incredibly versatile, every version of the redesigned Honda Ridgeline also comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features that helps keep you and your passengers as safe as anything in its class.
Come and visit Nelson Honda today and experience the new Ridgeline for yourself with a test drive at our friendly dealership located at 2500 Greensboro Road, Martinsville, VA.