Not much has changed underneath the Ridgeline for its refresh, which speaks to Feinstein’s assertion that the truck was already very capable. It’s still powered by a 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, distributed to a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system by a nine-speed automatic transmission. There is, however, a new Honda Performance Development (HPD) package available.
We’ll be interested to see how the new-look Ridgeline sells in 2021, but we suspect that giving into the American idea that all trucks should be macho looking will pay off. After all, the Ridgeline is a great lifestyle truck suited to more American truck buyers than want to admit it. It went on sale last month and Honda is already pushing hard with discounts.