Honda has redesigned the Ridgeline account barter for the 2021 archetypal year. Changes accommodate an bigger all-wheel drive system, a new front-end design, and autogenous improvements. Overall, Honda is blame the off-pavement capabilities of the vehicle.
Currently, the Ridgeline is the alone car-based auto barter accessible in the US. As a account barter (“ute”), the Ridgeline mixes the abundance and maneuverability of a car with the versatility and account of a pickup. It boasts the bigger autogenous in its chic (versus added midsized pickups), and added burden bed allowance (including the under-bed accumulator and all-embracing width) than its competitors – yet it’s never been advised a austere off-road powerhouse. “It’s not rugged,” some ability accept said. Cue the Monty Python lumberjack song.
Honda hopes to change that acumen by blame the ruggedness and adequacy of the 2021 Ridgeline and its bigger i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system. This arrangement can accelerate up to 70 percent of the engine’s ability achievement to the rear wheels, and up to 100 percent of it to either caster (left or right) on the rear axle. Driver-selectable modes for the AWD arrangement accommodate mud, sand, and snow.
Powering the Ridgeline is a 3.5-liter V6 that outputs 280 application (208.8 kW) and 262 pound-feet (355 Nm) of torque. This goes to a nine-speed automated manual in either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, depending on drivetrain choice. If that bureaucracy sounds familiar, that’s because it’s additionally in the Honda Pilot and Passport crossover-SUVs. The Ridgeline shares several apparatus with those two utilities.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline with AWD able has a best carriage accommodation of 1,580 lb (716.7 kg) and a best towing accommodation of 5,000 lb (2,268 kg). These numbers are banausic from the 2020 archetypal year Ridgeline.
Exterior changes to the 2021 Ridgeline are all advanced of the advanced pillars. A new awning with a beyond appendage at center, added advancing advanced fenders, and a added square-shaped grille (as against to the added angled Pilot-like grille previously) accomplish up the best accessible changes. LED headlamps are additionally added as accepted in 2021 and altered bales for the Ridgeline, such as the Sport and Black, accept blacked-out grille assignment while the RTL and RTL-E trims accept chrome grilles.
A few acumen touches to the new Ridgeline’s fascia additionally serve to advance aerodynamics, admitting this does not assume to accept bigger all-embracing ammunition economy. Expected numbers (pending testing) are 19 mpg in the burghal and 24 mpg (12.4 and 9.8 l/100km) on the artery for the AWD model, banausic from the 2020 model.
Interior changes are abundantly cosmetic, with the barring of an upgraded arch assemblage for infotainment. The new awning doesn’t change size, but it has bigger cartoon achievement application Honda’s newest Display Audio interface. Honda is additionally bringing aback the aggregate bulge in the new Ridgeline.
Remaining accepted accessories includes Honda Sensing, a apartment of blow acknowledgment and disciplinarian abetment technologies that accommodate advanced blow warning, lane befitting assistance, and alley abandonment mitigation.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline was advised in the US and is bogus in Alabama. It will activate assembly for an aboriginal 2021 release, with appraisement and added capacity advancing afterpiece to launch.