New 2019 Honda Ridgeline will arrive in the beginning of the next year. Honda released Ridgeline in 2016 and made a huge success with this model. Ridgeline is only one out of two pickups made by Honda so far, and every new year brings us a lot of upgrades.
The Ridgeline is basically a SUT (Sports Utility Truck) and in the past three years was a huge success among customers. In order to keep things interesting, Honda is working on ways to improve the upcoming Ridgeline. Apart from few design changes, one pretty important enhancement is going to happen.
2019 Honda Ridgeline – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The exterior of all-new Honda Ridgeline 2019 looks similar to Toyota and Ford pickups. The manufacturer made a great reputation in terms of design so no big changes are expected. Simple small refreshments and upgrades are on the way. So, 2019 Honda Ridgeline will remain the same as the previous model. The front lights and grille are combined with a big windshield which provides a great visibility. As some rumors say, Honda is planning bigger changes on their model Ridgeline type R.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline interior will almost for certain remain both comfortable and spacious. A lot of critics are said about the back seats in the 2018 model. As a vehicle classified as a lifestyle pickup, the customers are not satisfied with rear seats. The cabin is very functional, as Ridgeline brings the latest Honda infotainment system.
Standard trim includes Dual-Action tailgate, keyless start, Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and a 5.0-inch screen. From other features, a rearview camera is updated and on higher trims seat heating. Also, bed audio system and interior ambient lighting are all available. The sound system is updated as well, and Android Auto integration and Apple CarPlay are completing the list of features.
Design from the inside could be changed a little bit, the same stands for knobs and buttons. The quality of the materials and equipment depends on the trim you choose, but don’t get too concerned. Even with the base trim, you will not be disappointed.
2019 Honda Ridgeline – Engine Specifications
The previous model was a subject of a lot of critics. The power was all well and good, but fuel economy is something Honda needed to fix as soon as possible. Last year engine was a 3.5-liter V6 with 285 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque which is great. However, the fuel economy didn’t satisfy the customers, as competitors like Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon was way better on that field.
Now, one year later, the changes are coming. While the manufacturer is taking silence as golden, there is some speculation about the new unit. The upcoming 2019 Ridgeline is probably equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 engine. Not only that, this engine is attached to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and a three-motor hybrid system.
This means the one motor will remain electric in order to aid the transmission. The other two have a duty to help with its work. This engine will produce around 330 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is now much better. The 25 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg combined is a great option.
2019 Honda Ridgeline – Price and Release Date
The updated 2019 Honda Ridgeline is arriving around the end of the year. A hybrid option will likely hit the market next year. This hybrid change will for sure raise the sticker for another $10,000. However, the fuel economy is expected to be much better, so this could actually pay off.