It seems that the 2021 Ridgeline went on steroids to achieve the new makeover, probably because Honda observed that Americans are more attracted to big pick-ups, like Dodge’s.
The new Ridgeline was mostly focused on style, bringing a new hood, a new dual exhaust, new fenders and a completely new face. The front bumper cover was redesigned with added functional slick air curtains,
The grille was the most considerable change the Ridgeline saw, increasing in size and becoming bolder. Honda also introduced the Honda performance development appearance package (so called HPD) that came with a unique grille, black fender flares and bronze alloy wheels.
Overall, the Honda’s only pick-up got a tougher truck-like design.
Inside the new Ridgeline we could notice the upgraded infotainment system, with updated new graphics, quicker reactions and also a physical knob.
The materials used were the same good quality as on the previous 2020 model, however, the new one came with new contrast-color stitching standard on all trim levels.
The users could choose between the standard front wheel drive and the iVTM four-wheel-drive system, the 280 hp being sent to the wheels through the standard 9-speed automatic transmission.
The 280 hp were developed by the standard 3.5-liter direct-injected VTEC V6 engine.