2019 Honda Ridgeline Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline may not be the main choice of every truck owner, but it brings Honda’s reliability, versatility and practicality to the pickups world – and that’s not a bad thing. The Ridgeline returns largely unchanged for 2019, with only a few updates to standard features in the lower trim.

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a midsize pickup offered in six trim levels: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and the Black Edition. The base RT standard equipment is more like an SUV. Its include hill-start assist, active noise cancellation, power windows with auto-up/down (front), a rearview camera, push-button start, cruise control, air conditioning with filtration, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, and a 200-watt audio system with a subwoofer, a USB port, Bluetooth for phone and music streaming. On the truck end of things are the useful truck bed lights, eight tie-down cleats, dual-action tailgate, an in-bed trunk, and Intelligent Traction Management.

Engine Specs

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline offers only one choice of engine. It’s a 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Those figures are mid-pack among midsize pickups. This engine features direct injection and cylinder deactivation to improve fuel efficiency. Front-wheel drive is standard on all except the RTL-E and Black Edition, which get AWD as standard. AWD is available as an option on all models except the base RT.

In testing, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E Crew Cab accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds, which is tops in the midsize truck category. Towing capacity is up to 3,500 pounds for FWD models and goes up to 5,000 pounds with AWD models.

3.5-liter V6 with 6-speed automatic
280 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
262 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 19/26 mpg (FWD) and 18/25 mpg (AWD)

Pricing Notes

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The base RT model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $30,965 (all prices include the $975 destination fee). The Sport model starts at a little more than $34,300, and the RTL with $35,845 will gets you leather trim. Adding all-wheel drive is an extra $1,950. Starting at $37,975, the RTL-T adds Honda’s safety and technology features. The RTL-E with all-wheel drive it’s just under $43,000. At the end of the spectrum is the Black Edition, which starts at $44,395.

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