Honda builds a terrific mid-size pickup truck for the 99% of the time you’re not towing more than 5,000 pounds or needing serious rock-crawling capability. And now, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline looks more like the truck it is and less like the SUV and minivan with which it shares some of its bits and pieces.
Redesigned forward of the windshield, the 2021 Ridgeline boasts a taller and flatter hood, a bolder grille, and fenders with greater presence. Honda bolts on new alloy wheel designs wrapped in tires with more aggressive shoulder tread, and in the back, a new rear bumper sits above dual exhaust outlets. Inside, the Ridgeline gets revised interior materials and a new volume knob for the stereo. The updated Ridgeline comes in Sport, RTL, RTL-E, and Black Edition trim levels, and base prices range between $36,490 and $43,920, plus a $1,175 destination charge. Our test truck was the Sport model with Radiant Red paint, the new Honda Performance Development (HPD) Package with prominent fender flares and bronze wheels, trailering equipment, and all-season floor mats. The total came to $41,189.