2021 Honda Ridgeline

MSRP range: $36,490 - $43,920
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MSRP$37,665
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2021 Honda Ridgeline Review

  • Superior ride and handling thanks to independent rear suspension
  • Unique two-way tailgate and large lockable in-bed trunk
  • Sophisticated all-wheel-drive system provides multi-surface traction
  • Spacious crew cab is comfortable and handsomely finished
  • Lacks low-range gearing and underbody clearance of typical trucks
  • Sensitive driver aids are distracting
  • No optional powertrain choices
  • Mild towing rating compared to top rivals
  • Restyled front end and new rear bumper with dual exhaust
  • Updated infotainment system adds physical volume knob
  • New aesthetic packages from Honda Performance Development
  • Part of the second Ridgeline generation introduced for 2017

The Honda Ridgeline has been our top-ranked midsize pickup truck for a while now. No other truck in the class can match its smooth ride, innovative storage options, and quiet and comfortable interior. It also has enough towing, hauling and off-roading capability to handle the majority of work or recreational tasks you'll want to use it for. On tap for the 2021 Ridgeline are a few changes to enhance the truck's cosmetic appeal.

It seems a little silly saying it, but Honda is aiming to make the Ridgeline look more like a truck rather than a Honda Pilot SUV with a cargo bed out back. The new sheet metal from the windshield forward helps give the Ridgeline a more squared-off look than before. At the rear is a new rear bumper design and a sporty-looking dual exhaust. To further toughen up the looks Honda has brought out a HPD (Honda Performance Development) appearance package that includes squared-off fender guards, graphics and special bronze-colored wheels.

Honda hasn't done much else to the truck's other bits. Other than getting standard all-wheel drive for 2021 and a welcome volume knob for the infotainment system, it's the same Ridgeline as before. Is that a good thing? We think so. Read the categories of our Expert Rating below to get our in-depth evaluation on the 2021 Ridgeline and how it stacks up against rivals such as the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

What's it like to live with?

When the Ridgeline was redesigned in 2017, Edmunds brought one in for a long-term test. We lived with it for 12 months and drove it over 20,000 miles. We tested everything from fuel economy to family accommodations on long road trips. The 2017 model differs in some ways from the 2021 Ridgeline, but it's the same generation so many of our observations still apply. Read all about Edmunds' long-term test of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

  • EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
    8.5/10
    The Ridgeline is unique among pickup trucks. Its unibody construction (rather than more traditional body-on-frame construction) makes it more comfortable and refined to drive than other midsize trucks. It also boasts plenty of storage and abundant standard safety features. The Ridgeline does come up a little short on towing and off-road capability, but overall this is a very impressive midsize truck.

Which Ridgeline does Edmunds recommend?

Go for the RTL-E. A base Ridgeline has lots of standard safety features, but the RTL-E adds some desirable extras such as blind-spot monitoring, the upgraded stereo, a heated steering wheel, rear seat USB ports and Honda's in-bed stereo drivers.

Honda Ridgeline models

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is a midsize crew-cab pickup offered in four trim levels: Sport, RTL, RTL-E and Black Edition. All Ridgelines are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine (280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque) mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Feature highlights include:

Sport
The base Sport trim starts you off with:

  • LED headlights
  • Proximity entry and push-button ignition
  • Automatic tri-zone climate control
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Seven-speaker sound system
  • Honda Sensing safety suite that includes:
    • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
    • Lane keeping assist (steers the Ridgeline back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
    • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)

RTL
Moving up to the RTL adds several creature comforts such as:

  • Sunroof
  • Power-sliding rear window
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Blind-spot monitoring (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)

RTL-E
The step up to the RTL-E brings several tech updates, including:

  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Eight-speaker upgraded audio system
  • Truck-bed audio powered by six in-bed drivers that use the bed as a speaker
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Driver-seat memory function
  • Navigation system
  • Second-row USB charge ports
  • LED ambient interior lighting
  • Household-style power outlet in the bed

Black Edition
The Black Edition is a cosmetic package that builds on the RTL-E with:

  • Blacked-out exterior trim
  • Black leather interior with red accents
  • Black wheels
  • Red LED ambient interior lighting

Several packages are available across the Ridgeline range including:

  • Function package:
    • In-bed trunk dividers
    • In-bed cargo net
    • First-aid kit
  • Function+ package:
    • Function package equipment
    • Tonneau cover
  • HPD (Honda Performance Development) package:
    • Bronze-colored wheels
    • Fender flares
    • HPD emblems and decals
    • Unique front grille
  • Utility package:
    • Roof rails and crossbars
    • Running boards
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Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Honda Ridgeline.

Average user rating: 4.3 stars
15 total reviews
5 star reviews: 60%
4 star reviews: 20%
3 star reviews: 13%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 7%

Trending topics in reviews

  • appearance
  • spaciousness
  • towing
  • lights
  • doors
  • comfort
  • road noise
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • interior
  • technology
  • sound system
  • transmission
  • value
  • off-roading
  • maintenance & parts
  • safety

Most helpful consumer reviews

4/5 stars, Almost The Perfect Vehicle
Dennis,
RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
I've had my new 2021 RTL - E for about a month. I think all of the safety and convenience features are excellent, but I wish there was a beeping noise when backing up. I know there is a backup camera but with all of the safety bells and whistles, you would think a backup beeper would have been installed. The large rear compartment, bed speakers, swing out tailgate, and in bed trunk out weigh what the Tacoma can do for me, but... raise the Ridgeline 3'', put a couple skid plates underneath, and offer a turbo or a bit larger engine option and this vehicle couldn't be kept on the lot. It's a terrific vehicle for an active lifestyle as it is, but I can dream can't I?
5/5 stars, Beach truck
RichWati,
RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Back is roomy for my teenage daughter. Moonroof is quiet at 65 with back window open - great airflow. Awesome storage design. Rides great. Plan to use mainly at beach - not hard off-road.
4/5 stars, Workhorse little truck with a couple of quirks
Steveover202,
Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
2021 sport - don't like sunroofs and don't want leather so this is good for me. This is my second Ridgeline. Prior was a 2019 2wd sport. The change is nice and the electronic shifting is something that you can get used to (hack - you don't have to put the truck in park and then turn off, just turn it off and it automatically goes into park). I got the model with the running board and luggage rack only b/c the deal waived the extra cost. The running boards are great for loading the luggage rack, but who uses a luggage rack when you have a bed and trunk? Otherwise, my Corgi likes it as a booster. It mostly functions to put mud on the back of my pants when I get in our out. 9 speed trans seem kind of "shifty" compared to my 6 speed 2019 but maybe that is me. The front profile and tire change create more road noise. these are minor complaints. The truck is awesome and is a workhorse if you want it to be. The back will hold a cubic yard and half of mulch or a bed full of dirt with no problem. The sport function is great for the "get" and I like the paddle shifters. The radio can be funky (disconnect, lag) with air play and blue tooth but not that bad and my wife's Accura does the same thing. Good truck for the non working truck, truck types.
5/5 stars, Honda does not disappoint
Happy Honda owner,
RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
This ridgeline RTLE is exactly what I want in a truck. Comfort, intuitiveness, functionality, and great looks overall. That and the Honda reliability, does not get any better than this!

2021 Honda Ridgeline video

TRAVIS LANGNESS: This is the Honda Ridgeline. It's Edmunds' top ranked midsize pickup truck for years. And we know what you're thinking, and we know you're going to type it in the comments below. And we'd appreciate it if you take caps lock off for it, but, yes, it is a truck. And this 2021 model has had some changes, so we want to tell you why it's remained Edmunds' top rated pickup truck. So what does that mean? Can it tow and haul the most? Can it go the furthest off road? The Edmunds' testing process is about finding the best overall vehicle, so while that means looping in the other stuff, we also like to look at on-road performance, comfort, tech, what's the interior like, and how useful is it on a day-to-day basis. We're going to go into all those details with the 2021 Honda Ridgeline in this video, and if you want to see more videos like this, be sure to click the link below to subscribe and go to Edmunds.com/sellmycar to get a cash offer on your car or truck today. First thing's first, it looks like a truck. Woo. Yes. From the A pillar forward, this has got all new sheet metal. It's new bulging hood, boxier fenders, and that big kind of squared out grill. It doesn't look like an SUV that's had the back chopped off anymore. It looks more like a purpose-built truck, which is good. And it's also got all wheel drive as standard. No more front wheel drive, which means the price goes up a little bit, but you get a standard 5,000-pound tow rating. On the inside, you get updated infotainment graphics. You get available wireless smartphone charging, and a volume knob is back. Every Ridgeline gets a new dual exhaust, and across the model lineup, there are all sorts of new packages like this HPD package that adds plastic cladding and gold wheels. I'm here for it. In the bed is where the Ridgeline stands out from the rest of the segment. It's got this composite bedliner so you don't need to do a spray on bedliner, and it's got all sorts of cool features, stuff like in-bed storage, which can be used as a second trunk, or it can be used to wash out your muddy gear. There's even a drain at the bottom to let it all go. Then there's the multifunction tailgate. It opens up and down or side to side, which is something you don't get in any other midsize truck. It's also the only midsize truck that can fit a sheet of 4x8 plywood without sitting on top of the fender walls. And on upper trim levels, you get stuff like an in-bed plug, or you can turn these sides into speakers with drivers. Tailgate mode. How cool is that? It's also got a pretty impressive payload, over 1,500 pounds, which means you can put a quad or a couple of motorcycles in here without overloading the capacity. Admittedly, the Ridgeline does have a drawback in the towing department. It maxes out at 5,000 pounds. Rivals, like the Colorado, max out over 7,000 pounds, but when you think about what you're towing on a regular basis, 5,000 pounds is quite a bit. It can accommodate stuff like small boats or dolly trailers. Even a lightweight aluminum car trailer would be just fine. And if you're towing near 7,000 pounds all the time, it's going to be a pretty awful experience to do it in a midsize pickup truck. You might want to think about full size at that point. On the inside, there is a ton of space in the Ridgeline. I mean, it's a pilot after all, right? There's good driving position, and the materials are decent. The sport trim level, the base, has some hard plastics around you, but it's better than anything you get in a base Tacoma or Colorado. And as you move up the trim levels to things like the RTL and the RTLE, things get really nice inside the Ridgeline. There's also all this great Honda storage solution stuff, so you get multiple levels of storage in the door, multiple levels of storage below the infotainment screen, and this massive center console that's bigger than anything in the class. Plus there's a couple of USB ports, and power outlets, and pretty decent touchscreen that's now got a volume knob. Since the Ridgeline only comes in crew cab configuration, you get a pretty big rear seat. It's got more leg room than almost anything in the class, and it's got these great flip up seats with a flat floor so you can store all kinds of big items in the back if you don't want to throw them in the bed or in the trunk in the bed. There are a lot of storage solutions in this truck. No matter what it looks, like the Ridgeline has never had the rough and tumble body on frame capability of some other midsize trucks, but what it does have is an excellent balance between truck capabilities and on-road comfort. Under the hood, you have the same V6 and nine speed automatic as previous model years, and they make a great combo. At our test track, this is one of the fastest vehicles in the segment, and according to EPA estimates, it's also one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in the segment. What the Ridgeline doesn't have though is any optional powertrains, so while some rivals have a four cylinder and a V6 or an optional diesel, with the Ridgeline, this one engine is what you get. It is, however, the most comfortable, and quiet, and refined pickup truck on the highway in the segment. It doesn't get upset by mid-corner bumps. It soaks up most of the road imperfections in the city, and steering and handling are car-like. They're really top notch and better than what you would expect from a truck that's this capable. So what does the Ridgeline offer in terms of off-road capability? Well, there's no skid plates. There's no lift kit. You can't get off road knobby tires or remote reservoir shocks on this one, but it does have standard all wheel drive now and independent suspension, which means it's less likely to blow out of shock at Racetrack Playa. Let me tell you what I mean. So Edmunds took our old long term Ridgeline line, a 2017 model, same underpinnings as this truck, out to a place called Racetrack Playa. It is a brutal 26-mile drive down a washboard road to get to the racetrack. It's a big open space in the desert, and our Ridgeline blew out a shock along the way, one of four. But the other two support trucks, Toyota Tacoma and a Nissan Titan, blew out two and four shocks respectively. Click the card thing wherever it is for more information. But basically what we discovered was all that heavy equipment hanging out underneath those trucks caused more stress on the shocks and caused them to fail. So what you get with a truck like the Ridgeline is the capability to go places off road that aren't necessarily the toughest in terms of, woo-hoo, articulation, but you can still get to beautiful destinations with a little bit of guidance. So, yes, if you want to use a term like lifestyle truck, fine, go ahead. But this truck is not a poser. It can do truck things. And if I'm honest, the Ridgeline is more comfortable on these kinds of roads anyways. If I'm just going somewhere, a staging area to launch my motocross bike, or I want to have a nice picnic in nature, maybe do some hiking somewhere that I've never seen before, the Ridgeline is going to be more comfortable on the way there. And when I'm done adventuring, it's going to be more comfortable on the way home. The Ridgeline also has some cool traction management modes, which I'll go through now, normal, snow, mud, and sand. What sand does is allow you to loosen up the traction control a little bit and have some fun. Woo-hoo. So if you're not going over crazy rocks, you can just toss it around on the sand. Defining the Ridgeline as a pickup truck totally makes sense. Just look back at the long history of cars with the back cut off, the El Camino, the Ranchero. Even the Ford Model T had a truck version, right? What doesn't make sense is putting it up against vehicles like the Gladiator, the Tacoma TRD Pro just because it's got tougher looks. The tougher looks are great, and hopefully it'll get buyers in the door and help them realize that their needs aren't dictated by the small percentage of things they think they'll do but what they'll actually do with a pickup truck. The Ridgeline can do 90% of what you see in truck commercials anyways. You can splash it through the mud. You can take it to Home Depot and load it up with lumber. You can take it out to the desert and go camping for the weekend. And on the times in between those adventures, it's going to be a better vehicle to live with on a day-to-day basis. So go ahead. Stand up to the truck bullies, the ones that call you a poser, the ones that say it's not a real truck. It's a truck. Come on. Bring on the comments. I'm waiting to read them. Caps lock. For more videos like this, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. And if you want a cash offer on your car today, go to Edmunds.com/sellmycar.

2021 Honda Ridgeline Review | Honda's Pickup Truck Gets Updated

We at Edmunds happen to love the old Ridgeline, and we have repeatedly ranked it as the best midsize truck. What else does Honda have in store for the 2021 model?

Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$36,490
MPG & Fuel
18 City / 24 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.5 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 9-speed automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 280 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 262 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 210.2 in. / Height: 70.8 in. / Width: N/A
Curb Weight: 4436 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: N/A

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Ridgeline safety features:

Collision Mitigation Braking
Warns the driver of a possible forward collision and engages the brakes to reduce the severity of a front impact.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Manages following distance as well as speed, and it can be switched to speed-only mode if desired.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
Gives the driver a clear view behind the truck, which can be especially useful when the bed or cabin is full or when connecting a trailer.

NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover4 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover16.9%



Honda Ridgeline vs. the competition

2021 Honda Ridgeline

2021 Honda Ridgeline

2021 Toyota Tacoma

2021 Toyota Tacoma

Honda Ridgeline vs. Toyota Tacoma

The Ridgeline and the Tacoma differ in a few significant ways. Number one on the list is off-road capability. The Tacoma is simply more adept in the dirt thanks to its specialized hardware that comes on trims such as the TRD Off-Road. But the Ridgeline's got the Tacoma beat for all-around comfort and utility. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Toyota Tacoma.

Compare Honda Ridgeline & Toyota Tacoma features 

Honda Ridgeline vs. Chevrolet Colorado

The Chevy Colorado, with its pleasing on-road driving manners and modern interior, is a worthy alternative to the Ridgeline. It's not as smooth-riding or as roomy as the Ridgeline, but in return you get a lot more choice to potentially find a truck that better suits you. For instance, Chevy offers two body styles, rear- or four-wheel drive, a couple of trim levels that enhance off-road performance, and an available turbocharged diesel-powered engine. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Chevrolet Colorado.

Compare Honda Ridgeline & Chevrolet Colorado features 

Honda Ridgeline vs. Ford Ranger

Like the Ridgeline, the Ranger has lots of available safety features and impressive acceleration. Unfortunately, the Ranger is dated by comparison when you look at the interior. Ride quality, seating comfort and in-cabin storage are all worse in the Ford too. The Ford's a bit quicker and more capable off-road, but for everything else we prefer the Ridgeline.

Compare Honda Ridgeline & Ford Ranger features 

2021 Honda Ridgeline First Impressions

What is the Ridgeline?

The Honda Ridgeline didn't wind up as our top-ranked midsize pickup truck on accident. Its smooth ride, innovative storage options, and quiet, comfortable interior make it stand out in a class full of rough-and-tumble trucks. But other than the exposed bed, the Ridgeline has never really looked like much of a traditional pickup. Its relatively passive styling has run counter to the rugged looks of the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado. And while most truck buyers will never explore the outer reaches of their truck's off-road capability, the Ridgeline didn't look up for adventure in the same way as its rivals. Honda is intent on changing that perception.

While a midcycle refresh is nothing new for most manufacturers, most keep it simple and tweak plastic parts such as bumpers and fascias. But the 2021 Ridgeline is sporting entirely new sheet metal from the windshield forward. The straight bodyline now runs through the length of the redesigned hood, right to the much more vertical nose. The grille has been enlarged and squared off, making the front of the Ridgeline look much like the Tacoma. Early photos show the Ridgeline with an HPD (Honda Performance Development) Appearance package that includes squared-off fender guards, graphics and snazzy gold wheels. Three other HPD packages — named the Protection, Utility and Function packages — will be detailed closer to the Ridgeline's on-sale date.

What's under the Ridgeline's hood?

Everything surrounding the engine bay might be different, but Honda's venerable 3.5-liter V6 continues as the sole powerplant for the Ridgeline — it makes 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft and is mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. For 2021, every Ridgeline comes standard with all-wheel drive. That results in a robust payload capacity of 1,580 pounds and a tow rating of up to 5,000 pounds.

How's the Ridgeline's interior?

Only the most eagle-eyed Honda fans will notice the changes to the 2021 Ridgeline's interior. The most obvious of those changes is the updated infotainment system. The size is the same, but this new unit gets sharper graphics, improved icons and, most importantly, an actual volume knob. Other minor changes are new cloth seat inserts for the Sport trim, revised steering wheel and center console accents for Sport, RTL and RTL-E models, and contrasting stitching on the seats.

EdmundsEdmunds says

With a fairly significant restyle, Honda hopes to increase the appeal of its Ridgeline to traditional midsize-truck buyers. Although it may look more rugged than last year's model, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline still offers the most comfortable ride in the segment, a highly functional bed with clever storage options, and a decent tow rating.


What is the Ridgeline like?

The Honda Ridgeline is unique in its use of a unibody construction, unlike the body-on-frame backbone that every other pickup truck employs. The uncommon layout brings its own set of advantages and drawbacks, but the end result is clear: The Ridgeline is our favorite midsize pickup.

The Ridgeline is based on the Honda Pilot SUV, and the two vehicles are virtually indistinguishable from the driver's seat. That's good, because the shared seats and interior design give the Ridgeline better seat comfort and a more upscale appearance than other midsize trucks. The rear bench is also much roomier than the ones in competitors. And because of its crossover underpinnings, the Ridgeline rides much more comfortably than any other truck — midsize or otherwise.

Unfortunately, the Ridgeline's reduced ride height relative to other pickups and lack of low-range gearing make it less capable off-road than rivals. It also has a lower towing capacity than other midsize trucks. Shoppers who need their truck to do truck things might be better off with a Toyota Tacoma or a Chevrolet Colorado. On the other hand, if you are sticking to the pavement and just want the utility a bed provides, the Honda Ridgeline is likely the better option.


FAQ

Is the Honda Ridgeline a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Ridgeline both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.5 out of 10. You probably care about Honda Ridgeline fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Ridgeline gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Honda Ridgeline. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Honda Ridgeline?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Honda Ridgeline:

  • Restyled front end and new rear bumper with dual exhaust
  • Updated infotainment system adds physical volume knob
  • New aesthetic packages from Honda Performance Development
  • Part of the second Ridgeline generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Honda Ridgeline reliable?

To determine whether the Honda Ridgeline is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Ridgeline. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Ridgeline's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Honda Ridgeline a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Honda Ridgeline is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Ridgeline and gave it a 8.5 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Ridgeline is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Honda Ridgeline?

The least-expensive 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $36,490.

Other versions include:

  • Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $36,490
  • RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $39,470
  • RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $42,420
  • Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) which starts at $43,920
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What are the different models of Honda Ridgeline?

If you're interested in the Honda Ridgeline, the next question is, which Ridgeline model is right for you? Ridgeline variants include Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A), RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A), RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A). For a full list of Ridgeline models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Honda Ridgeline

2021 Honda Ridgeline Overview

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is offered in the following submodels: Ridgeline Crew Cab. Available styles include Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A), RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A), RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A). Honda Ridgeline models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 280 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed automatic. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Honda Ridgeline?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Honda Ridgeline and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Ridgeline 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Ridgeline.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Honda Ridgeline and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Ridgeline featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Honda Ridgeline?

2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,665. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $602 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $602 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $37,063.

The average savings for the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 1.6% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 8 2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $40,645. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $468 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $468 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $40,177.

The average savings for the 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 1.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,595. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $613 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $613 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $42,982.

The average savings for the 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 1.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,095. The average price paid for a new 2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $439 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $439 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $44,656.

The average savings for the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 1% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Honda Ridgelines are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Honda Ridgeline?

2021 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2021 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD SB (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission9-speed automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.5 L
Passenger Volume109.7 cu.ft.
Wheelbase125.2 in.
Length210.2 in.
WidthN/A
Height70.8 in.
Curb Weight4436 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Honda Ridgeline?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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