Review: 2019 Honda Ridgeline

 

The Honda Ridgeline is not your typical pickup truck. It delivers an incredibly smooth ride, has one of the most spacious cabins in its class, and possesses an exceptionally versatile bed. 2019 Car and Driver named the 2019 Honda Ridgeline its Best Mid-Size Pickup for the third year in a row* and 2019 U.S. News ranked the 2019 Honda Ridgeline #1 in Compact Pickup Trucks**. If you are in the upstate NY area, visit Friendly Honda in Poughkeepsie for a test drive.

Performance
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is offered in five different trims to ensure you find just the right fit. The base model is equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with a front-wheel drivetrain and 4-wheel independent suspension. This powerful Ridgeline engine generates 280-hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque and can haul up to 1,580 pounds or tow up to 3,500 lbs. Some New York drivers may be looking for an all-wheel drivetrain, so the new Ridgeline has an i-VTM4® AWD system that is either standard or available on all but the base RT model.

Comfort and Convenience
As we mentioned earlier, the Ridgeline is far from a typical truck with its upscale interior and available leather-trimmed seats, 10-way power driver’s and 4-way power passenger’s seat, tri-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting system, and class-leading passenger volume. The truck bed is wide enough between the wheel wells to fit four-foot wide items and offers an optional 150W/400W power outlet to plug in tools or a TV for tailgating. The industry’s first truck bed audio system is available with 540-watts of power through its six exciters inside the bed wall. The 2019 Honda Ridgeline offers comfort inside the cabin and a functional and fun bed on the outside.

Pricing
Starting at $29,990 MSRP****

* Car and Driver, January 2019

**View U.S. News Best Cars at cars.usnews.com.

***Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery pack age/condition and other factors.

****Prices shown are Honda suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
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