2019 Honda Ridgeline

MSRP $29,990 - $43,420

Ranked #2 in Pickup-truck

8.0

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2019 Honda Ridgeline Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 2, 2021

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Generally, the pickup trucks come as boxy and have a ladder-on-frame chassis underneath. But certainly, people at Honda don't think like this. The Ridgeline is very different from your conventional pickup truck in the way that it uses a unibody platform under the skin, which makes it quite a comfortable family car as well. Further, it is also quite spacious inside and has a lot of creature comfort features.

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Pros

Roomy interior

Excellent ride quality

Decent fuel economy

Cons

Unintuitive infotainment system

Low payload and towing capacity

What's New?

Second USB port on lower trims

RTL and RTL-T versions add a power sunroof and power-sliding rear window


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$29990

bodystyle

3dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

top speed

120 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

212 cu.in.

horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

125.2 in.

length

210 in.

width

78.6 in.

height

70.2 in.

curb weight

4235 lbs.

ground clearance

7.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

109.7 cu ft.

cargo volume

33.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1465 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.5 sec.

zero to 100 mph

17.9 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

6.9

standing 1/4-mile

15.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/26 mpg

highway range

449.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

RT$29,990 onwards

Sport$33,390 onwards

RTL$34,870 onwards

RTL-T$37,000 onwards

RTL-E$41,920 onwards

Black Edition$43,420 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Honda Ridgeline in Crystal Black color
Crystal Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.2

Engine and Performance

7.9

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

8.9

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.5

Competition

9.0

Final Verdict

8.5

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


Honda makes some very good family cars, and Ridgeline is the right mixup between an SUV and a utilitarian truck. For the 2019 Ridgeline, there are no major changes to the truck, except feature additions to the lower trims. The main competitors which are keeping Honda Ridgeline in check are Ford RangerChevrolet Colorado, and GMC Canyon.


7.9/10
Engine and Performance

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.9/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.5/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition

8.5/10
Final Verdict


2019 Honda Ridgeline Features

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is available in six trim levels, which are RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and the range-topping Black Edition. The range starts from just under $30,000 and goes all the way up to $43,420 for the all-wheel-drive Black Edition. The base RT trim comes with keyless ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5.0-inch display, a fold-up rear seat, and intelligent traction management. Go up on the ladder, and the Sport trim will treat you with triple-zone climate control, 18-inch Gray Painted Alloy Wheels, and Microsuede Upholstery. 

Model

RT

Sport

RTL

RTL-T

RTL-E

Black Edition

MSRP (FWD)

$29,990

$33,390

$34,870

$37,000

-

-

MSRP (AWD)

-

$35,290

$36,770

$38,900

$41,920

$43,420

Key Features

3.5L V6 engine

Adds or upgrades to RT features

Adds or upgrades to Sport features

Adds or upgrades to RTL features

Adds or upgrades to RTL-T features

Adds or upgrades to RTL-E features

 

18-inch silver painted alloy wheels

Remote engine start

One-Touch Power Moonroof

8-inch touch screen

Blind-spot monitoring

Red Ambient Interior Lighting

 

Halogen headlights

Fog lights 

10-way Power Driver's Seat

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Trunk Bed Audio System

18-inch Black Alloy Wheels

 

Cruise control

Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Heated Front Seats

Navigation system

Honda Sensing suite

Perforated black leather-trimmed seat

 

Cloth upholstery

HomeLink remote system

Leather Upholstery

Walk Away Auto Lock

Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Black Edition Exterior Trim

 

7-speaker sound system

LED Taillights

Acoustic windshield

SiriusXM

8-speaker sound system

 

 

Push-button start

Smart Entry

 

 

 

 

 

4.2-inch Multi-Information Display


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-inch screen interface

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rearview camera

 

 

 

 

 

Furthermore, the RTL trim gets a 10-way power driver's seat, front heated seats, and also leather upholstery. The RTL-E and Black Edition are the top-of-the-line trims and come with Blind-Spot Monitoring System, Exclusive Leather Upholstery, Trunk Bed Audio System, Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, a 540-Watt premium sound System, and a lot more. The Base RT trim does not have an AWD option, while the RTL-E and Black Edition have only AWD as the standard drivetrain.

Which trim should you buy?

The best value for money offering is the RTL trim which comes with leather upholstery, a quieter cabin, power-adjustable heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel for $35,865. Though sadly, it skips on active safety features like blind-spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. One also gets the option of opting for RTL trim with AWD for better stability and grip on the troublesome surfaces. 

2019 Honda Ridgeline Engine and Performance

7.9/10

Under the hood, you’ll find the same 3.5L V6 motor from the Pilot, which produces 280 hp at 6,000 RPM and 262 lb-ft at 4,700 RPM. It is paired with a very efficient 6-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the front wheels or all wheels depending on the trim you go for. The 2019 Ridgeline accelerates from 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds, which is just 0.2 seconds faster than Colorado. The payload and towing capacity of the Ridgeline are the lowest in the class. On the other hand, the Ranger has the highest payload capacity in the segment, but in terms of towing capacity, Ranger is the runner-up. 

Models

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

MSRP

$29,990

$28,400

$26,700

$29,000

Engine

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

2.3L turbocharged Inline-4

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

FWD

4WD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power 

280 hp @ 6,000 rpm

308 hp @ 6,800 rpm

270 hp @ 5,500 rpm

308 hp @ 6,800 rpm

Torque

262 lb.-ft @ 4,700 rpm

275 lb.-ft @ 4,000 rpm

310 lb.-ft @ 3,000 rpm

275 lb.-ft @ 4,000 rpm

Towing Capacity (lbs)

3,500

7,700

7,500

7,700

Payload Capacity (lbs)

1,465

1,520

1,770

1,609

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.2

7.0

6.4

6.8

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.6

15.8

15.0

NA

Top-Speed (MPH)

115

120

130

120

The Canyon is the one here with the biggest engine, and it also produces the most power along with its twin Colorado. But when it comes to torque, the Ranger, which is the only cab with the turbocharger and has the smallest engine, offers the highest torque. The highest towing capacity is offered by the Canyon. When comparing the price tag, Honda is the most expensive option in the segment. 

How well does the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab handle?

The 2019 Ridgeline is built on a unibody platform, unlike the body-on-frame structure of other trucks. This means that it is not very good for offroading unlike other trucks, but it handles corners relatively better than any other truck in the segment. The Ridgeline Crew Cab drives far more like a family hauler than a pickup truck, with a more controlled ride and better handling. The ride has much less bouncing and shaking than a body-on-frame vehicle.

Braking Performance

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a moderately heavy vehicle and comes with quite a decent braking hardware. The Ridgeline comes with 12.6-inch rotors at the front and 13.0-inch rotors at the back, which are the largest in the class and offer exceptional braking power. Further, it is aided by brake assist and some models also come with automatic emergency braking. The truck takes 128 feet to reach a halt from 60 mph, which is not the best performance in the segment.

Models

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

12.6

12.2

12.2

12.2

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13.0

12.8

12.1

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

4235

4419

4354

3974

60-0MPH (feet)

128

133

127

122

GMC is the lightest of the lot at 3,974 lbs and has a braking distance of 122 feet. Meanwhile, Chevrolet has the worst braking power as it takes 11 feet more as compared to GMC to go from 60-0 mph. The Ford Ranger is the second heaviest cab in the segment at 4,354 but still comes to a complete halt at 127 feet. 

2019 Honda Ridgeline Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline returns a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city, 26 on the highway, and 22 mpg combined. Adding all-wheel drive drops 1 mpg across the board. That said, there are plans that Honda will bring hybrid powertrain options to the Ridgeline later, and that would certainly help the car with fuel efficiency.

Models

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

MPG (City)

19

18

21

18

MPG (Highway)

26

25

26

25

MPG (Combined)

22

20

23

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

19.5

21.0

18.0

21.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

371/507/429

378/525/420

378/468/414

378/525/420

GM twins come equipped with the largest fuel tanks and average fuel economy, resulting in driving a range of 500 miles on a fuel tank. Meanwhile, the Ford Ranger is the most efficient pickup truck in the segment, but it possesses the smallest fuel tank capacity, which translates into a poor range of 378 miles in the city, 468 miles on the highway, and 414 miles combined..

2019 Honda Ridgeline Interior

8.9/10

The similarities between the Pilot and Ridgeline aren’t just limited to the outside, but they continue to be there inside as well. The quality of materials used is decent. The surfaces are quite nice, soft, and smooth, and soft-touch plastic is used on the dashboard and door panels. Honda has stretched the dimensions a bit to make the cabin more spacious and roomier. The seats are covered in standard cloth upholstery, which can be upgraded to leather-trimmed seats on higher trims. 

Heated front seats and the leather-wrapped steering wheel are given on the higher trims. The driver seat has a 6-way adjustment, which can be upgraded to a 10-way power adjustment, while the passenger seat has a 4-way manual adjustment, which can be upgraded to 4-way power. The rear seats can split into a 40/60 pattern for convenience. Some other standard features given on the base trim are single-zone front air conditioning, manual tilt and telescopic steering column, rear-seat heater ducts, rear-window defroster with timer, front row power windows, push-button ignition, two 12-v power outlets, and four cup holders.

Models

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg, in inches)

40.1/62.0/40.9

41.4/57.5/45.0

39.8/56.7/43.1

41.4/57.5/45.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg, in inches)

38.8/61.5/36.7

38.3/56.2/35.8

38.3/56.3/34.5

38.3/56.2/35.8

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

33.9

NA

43.3

NA

The Ridgeline has the widest cabin among all, which translates into more shoulder room on offer. Though the legroom in the first row is a bit on the lower side when compared with other cars here, the Ridgeline definitely has an advantage in terms of rear-seat space. The Colorado and Canyon have the leading front legroom. Meanwhile, the Ranger has the least rear legroom space. That said, the Ford Ranger offers better cargo capacity as compared to the Ridgeline. Some standout interior features include:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Single zone climate control
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • HomeLink Remote System
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The entry-level trims of 2019 Ridgeline come with a very basic 5-inch LCD infotainment display, but as you move up the line, the upper trim gets an 8.0-inch touchscreen display. A 7-speaker sound system, two USB ports, Bluetooth, aux jack, and Speed-Sensitive Volume Control are some standard features on the base trim, but as you move up, features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Pandora Compatibility, SiriusXM, In-built Navigation, HD radio, Voice commands, Bluetooth compatibility, Wifi Hotspot, and 8-speaker sound system are also given. Some standout infotainment features include: 

  • 7-speaker sound system
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto 
  • Navigation system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Pandora Compatibility

2019 Honda Ridgeline Exterior

7.0/10

Honda has shown that pickup trucks shouldn’t always be bulky and boxy-looking, and the Ridgeline is a prime example of that. There are LED running lights up front with chrome work on the grille and fog lights which are housed on the lower part of the bumper. The Black Edition gets all the chrome bits blacked out, and even the headlamps and taillamps get some smoked effect with alloys being painted black as well.

The rear has vertical LED taillights, Integrated Class III Trailer Hitch, and a big plastic bumper. The side profile is rather sleek, and the body line just flows through it. One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature, Acoustic Windshield, Power sliding rear window are given on RTL and higher trims. The 2019 Ridgeline runs on 18-inch silver-painted alloy, which can be replaced with gray-painted or machined-finished wheels. Multi-reflector halogen headlights are given on the base trim, which can be upgraded to LED headlights on higher trims. 

Models

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab*

2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,235

4,419

4,354

4,161

Length (inches)

210.0

212.7

210.8

212.7

Width (inches)

78.6

74.3

NA

74.3

Height (inches)

70.2

70.6

71.5

70.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.3

8.2

8.4

8.1

Wheelbase (inches)

125.2

128.3

126.8

128.3

*5.1 ft. WT trim dimensions taken for reference

In terms of exterior dimensions, the Colorado and Canyon are twins. The Ridgeline is the widest of all but has the shortest wheelbase. After comparing the height, the Ridgeline and rivals are in a similar ballpark, but if put under a microscope, the Ranger is the tallest with the highest ground clearance. Standout exterior features include:

  • 18-inch Alloy wheels
  • Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights
  • Smart Entry
  • Power moonroof with Sunshade
  • Cargo lights
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Integrated Class III Trailer Hitch
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Remote Entry

2019 Honda Ridgeline Safety

8.5/10

A very few pickup trucks get tested for safety by both the IIHS and NHTSA, and thankfully the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is among them. IIHS gave ‘Good’ ratings to 2019 Ridgeline in the majority of crash tests and also crowned it with the “Top Safety Pick” award. The NHTSA awarded the Ridgeline with an overall “5-star” rating except for the rollover test, as being a truck with a high center of gravity, there are fair chances of a rollover. 

Advanced safety features and driving assistance aids are only given on the higher trims such as RTL-E and Black Edition. These trims come with the Honda Sensing Safety Suite, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Lane-keep Assist. The lower trims come with basic safety features such as cruise control, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, brake assist, and hill start assist. Some standout safety features include: 

  • Cruise control
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane keep assist
  • Lane departure warning

2019 Honda Ridgeline Competition

9.0/10

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab vs 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado comes with two engine options- a 2.5L inline-4 and a 3.6L V6 engine. Now unlike the Honda, which is more like a family SUV with a flatbed, the Colorado is a hardcore offroad pickup truck. The Honda is much more comfortable to drive and is also better equipped in terms of features. Therefore, the Colorado is a better choice if payload and towing capacities are concerned. 

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab vs 2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

Just like the Colorado, the GMC Canyon is the best option against the Ridgeline when you are looking for a truck that can perform its duties as a truck, i.e., can carry a higher payload and has an exceptional towing capacity. That said, if interior space and fuel economy are concerned, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline has the edge.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab vs 2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

The 2019 Ford Ranger might have a smaller engine as compared to the Ridgeline, but its output is not disappointing. Not only does it slaps the Ridgeline with better cargo space, fuel efficiency but also with better cargo, payload, and towing capacities. However, in terms of features and safety, the 2019 Ridgeline has the lead.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Final Verdict

8.5/10

The thing is that the Ridgeline tilts more toward an SUV rather than a truck. If you want a truck for major family usage and want some extra place to keep your stuff while going for a family trip or just a recreational vehicle, then the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab is just the right pick for you. However, if you want a hardcore crew cab, Ford Ranger is the best alternative you can go for.

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