The 2019 Honda Ridgeline arrives next year with a whole new design that helps it set a clear-cut difference with the Honda Pilot. The company has not exposed any particular details about the expected styling, but rumor has it the new vehicle would sport a unibody framework. For those who have good memories, you probably can flashback that Honda launched the ongoing Ridgeline in 2016.
Until now, it looks like the current Honda Ridgeline has had massive success in its market category. But, the company believes the truck is imperfect as it lacks a couple of features and its powertrain isn’t great at all. It is for this reason that Honda has opted to update the Honda Ridgeline edition, so it becomes a tad easier to handle.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Interior and Exterior Styling
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline displays an excellent look inside the cabin. Besides, the vehicle sports a perfect cabin with improved materials that appeal Honda’s mainstream enthusiasts. It is worth noting the upcoming Honda Ridgeline caters for up to five adult travelers in comfort. Also, the automobile comes with an entirely new infotainment system.
The latest Honda Ridgeline is expected to showcase such things as an eight-inch touchscreen system that supports Android Auto capability. Going by the rumors emanating from Honda Ridgeline fans, the new auto is set to bring outstanding safety features—blind-spot monitoring, automatic emergency braking system, rearview camera, and much more.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is likely to convey a lot of cosmetic changes when it ultimately shows up at dealers. The exterior division of this model appears to reflect one of Ford or Toyota pickups, but that only happens when you squint harder. On a closer view, you will realize that it differs extensively from these vehicles.
For instance, its front lights have been restyled so that they do not look like those on Toyota and Ford. Additionally, the inbound Honda Ridgeline will receive a unique grille and revamped LED headlamps. These headlights combine with a huge windshield to provide an outstanding visibility. The car’s front and rear light clusters along with the front and rear bumper will likely receive a significant overhaul.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Powertrains and Fuel Economy
It has been reported that the 2019 Honda Ridgeline brings last year’s 3.5-liter V6 engine. Furthermore, there are also several other powertrain alternatives. The current V6 unit executes up to 280-horsepower and 262-lb.ft of torque. It utilizes a 6-speed automatic gearbox system to power either front or all four wheels.
In front-wheel-drive setup, the pickup achieves EPA fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined. Apparently, Honda thinks that these fuel economy ratings aren’t excellent.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Variant
The company intends to solve its current situation by offering what is called the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid or Honda Ridgeline Sports Hybrid.
Even though Honda has not announced the exact date when the hybrid truck will arrive, all our sources suggest the vehicle is currently in the works. Furthermore, we have known what the company has in store for us. The hybrid truck will combine a 3.0L V6 engine with a three-motor hybrid system. It comes with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
This engine model comes with an all-wheel-drive system and delivers up to 321-horsepower. Frome some rumors the fuel economy rating will be 26/27 mpg in city/highway.
2019 Honda Ridgeline MSRP and Release Date
The updated 2019 Honda Ridgeline is likely to maintain the same price tag as the ongoing model. However, the incoming Honda Ridgeline Hybrid could add at least $8,000-10,000 to the gasoline option, which starts at $30,000. We expect this car to hit the showrooms in the second half of next year.