2019 Honda Ridgeline Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 Honda Ridgeline Review Ann Arbor Michigan

Honda Ridgeline

Key Features

  • Starting at $30,965 MSRP*
  • 3.5-liter i-VTEC® direct injection V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD system
  • Dual-action tailgate, In-Bed Trunk®, and integrated trailer hitch
  • Optional 8-inch Display Audio with high-resolution touch-screen, customizable feature settings, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Optional Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features
  • 5,000 lbs maximum towing capacity and 1,580 lbs maximum total payload capacity

About the Honda Ridgeline

Regardless if you’re headed down a mountain trail or cruising downtown for a movie, the adventurous Honda Ridgeline has the performance and agility to transform any trip into an unforgettable experience. Designed with innovations that will change your expectations for a pickup truck, the Ridgeline not only helps you work harder — but also work smarter. You’ll have plenty of power on demand thanks to the 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and precision control in all types of terrain with the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD system.

Regardless of how far you travel off the beaten path, the Ridgeline ensures you’re never out of touch with the available 8-inch Display Audio system and a high-resolution touch-screen along with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Helping to showcase the Honda commitment to safety, the Ridgeline offers the comprehensive Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features, which includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

What the Critics Say

While other trucks come standard with rear-wheel drive and offer four-wheel drive, the Ridgeline comes with front-wheel drive and offers all-wheel drive. It rides like a car or crossover SUV, and its ride is the smoothest in the class. Even large bumps in the road are absorbed with ease, since the Ridgeline eschews the tough body-on-frame construction of other trucks.” — U.S. News & World Report
There’s an old saying that goes: “If you own a house, you should own a truck.” While the 2019 Ridgeline may not share the same DNA with traditional pickups, the second generation of the unique Honda truck is one of the best-rounded vehicles of its kind to have around a household.” — NY Daily News

What’s New for 2019

Only minor adjustments have been made to the Honda Ridgeline for 2019. RT, Sport, and RTL models now come standard with a second USB port, while RTL and RTL-T models now include a power sliding rear window and moonroof.

Honda Ridgeline Features

2019 Honda Ridgeline In-Bed Trunk

Versatile Truck Bed

Expanding the possibilities of what a pickup truck can do, the Honda Ridgeline was engineered with innovative features for remarkable capability. The standard, class-exclusive In-Bed Trunk delivers 7.3 cubic feet of secure storage space along with a drain plug for simplified cleaning and water removal. A groundbreaking Dual-Action Tailgate opens either straight down or to the side, giving you the ability to haul large or flat items such as sheets of plywood. 8 heavy-duty truck bed tie-down cleats rated up to 350 lbs help ensure your cargo stays safe and secure. Even while you’re hard at work, the Ridgeline can play your favorite tunes from the available Truck-Bed Audio System which features 6 excites in the truck bed walls and Bluetooth® compatibility for complete control via your smartphone.

Performance & Capability

The standard 280-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC® direct injection V6 engine provides the muscle to help the Honda Ridgeline conquer tricky terrain. It also helps provide the Ridgeline with up to 5,000 lbs of towing capacity along with 1,580 lbs of total payload capacity. For a composed ridge on the highway without sacrificing off-road capability, the Ridgeline features a rigid lightweight unibody design and a fully independent multi-link rear suspension. When the asphalt ends and the trail begins, the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD system provides extra confidence. Dedicated terrain settings for snow, mud, and sand in the Intelligent Traction Management system help the Ridgeline adapt to the conditions for superior control in slippery situations.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Off-Road Capability
2019 Honda Ridgeline Interior

Sophisticated Interior

Designed to accommodate, the spacious interior of the Honda Ridgeline offers comfortable seating for five passengers along with the highest passenger volume in its class. Designed to provide a unique, modern truck experience, the Ridgeline offers luxurious amenities and an array of available technologies right at your fingertips. Available leather-trimmed seating surfaces and a heated steering wheel add a premium accent. Perfect for creating room for anything from a bike to groceries or camping gear, standard 60/40 Split Lift-Up rear seats make multiple rear seat configurations possible. Available Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control keeps everyone comfortable on the way to your next adventure.

Technology & Safety

Even though the Ridgeline has the ability to take you to places you’ve never seen, it’s also constantly looking out for you with innovative technology and driver assistance features. A high-clarity 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display and steering wheel mounted controls make it simple to answer phone calls, change the song, or turn up the volume. The Ridgeline keeps you connected with your favorite media with an available 540-watt Premium Audio System, HondaLink®, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Fill the cabin with fresh air and natural lighting with the optional One-Touch Power Moonroof.

In addition to cutting-edge confidence boosting technologies, the Ridgeline helps look out for your safety with a standard Rearview Camera and optional Blind Spot Information System. Available Honda Sensing,® a full suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies are designed to assist and help protect you and your passengers. Available features include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS).

2019 Honda Ridgeline Apple CarPlay Smartphone Integration

Honda Ridgeline Trims & Specs

Honda Ridgeline RT


  • Starting at $30,965 MSRP*
  • 3.5-liter i-VTEC® direct injection V6 engine with 280 horsepower
  • 60/40 split lift-up rear seat with underseat storage
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines
  • In-Bed Trunk® and Dual-Action Tailgate
  • Intelligent Traction Management

Honda Ridgeline Sport

Sport (AWD Available)

  • Starting at $34,365 MSRP*
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD system
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration
  • HomeLink® remote system
  • Sport badging
  • Fog lights

Honda Ridgeline RTL

RTL (AWD Available)

  • Starting at $35,845 MSRP*
  • Beige, Gray or Black Leather Seating Surfaces
  • 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels
  • One-touch power moonroof with tilt feature
  • Power sliding rear window
  • Driver’s seat with 10-way power adjustment including power lumbar support

Honda Ridgeline RTL-T

RTL-T (AWD Available)

  • Starting at $37,975 MSRP*
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • 8-inch Display Audio with high-resolution touch-screen and customizable feature settings
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Honda LaneWatch™

Honda Ridgeline RTL-E

RTL-E (AWD Standard)

  • Starting at $42,895 MSRP*
  • Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features
  • Blind Spot Information System (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • 540-watt premium audio system with 8 speakers including subwoofer
  • Truck-Bed Audio System
  • LED low-beam headlights with auto-on/off

Honda Ridgeline Black Edition

Black Edition (AWD Standard)

  • Starting at $44,395 MSRP*
  • Perforated black leather-trimmed seats with red under-fabric and red stitching
  • Crystal Black Pearl paint with gloss black door handles
  • Exclusive 18-inch black-painted alloy wheels
  • Red ambient LED lighting
  • Black Edition badging

*MSRP includes $975 destination charge, but excludes tax, registration, and options. Dealer set own prices.

**19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.