Honda Ridgeline pickup gets updates for 2019, $31,000 MSRP


For 2019, Honda is adding a second USB port to its RT, Sport and RTL models. Ridgeline RTL and RTL-T get a power sliding rear window and moonroof.

The Ridgeline, the largest cabin in the midsize pickup truck segment, features a class-leading maximum of 1,584-pound payload capacity and up to 5,000-pounds of towing.

All Ridgelines models feature a button-operated Intelligent Traction Management System that enables up to four different operating modes: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand for the AWD models. Two-wheel-drive models get Normal and Snow modes.

Model year 2019 Honda Ridgelines will arrive at dealerships this week with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of just under $31,000 and fuel economy ratings of 19/26/22 (city/highway/combined) for 2WD and 18/25/21 for AWD models.

Honda says it expects the coming model year Ridgeline to receive top-of-class safety ratings from the NHTSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In 2017, Ridgeline became the first and only pickup to-date to earn a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS.

Ridgeline’s Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive feature Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning and Adaptive Cruise Control.

As with previous model years, Ridgeline will feature a Dual Action Tailgate and weather-sealed In-Bed Trunk, an available in-bed 115V AC power outlet and Truck Bed Audio System.

Available options include an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, LED headlights (low beam), 3-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support and ambient interior lighting.

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management mated to a wide ratio six-speed automatic transmission, with a peak engine output of 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque.