Honda Ridgeline Gains Rugged Styling Updates for 2021
Honda is giving the Ridgeline pickup a rugged new look for 2021, positioning it as a rough and tumble vehicle for adventures well beyond the local garden center. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline features all-new sheet metal from the front roof pillars forward. Design changes include a new hood sporting a pronounced power bulge, and new front fenders that emphasize the squared-off nose and more upright grille, flanked by LED headlights updated for better illumination. Atop the grille is a crossbar that bisects the headlight lenses – gloss black on Sport trims and Black edition, chrome on RTL and RTL-E. Below, a new front bumper highlights the toughness of the new Ridgeline’s design and adds broad side vents that route air through the bumper and around the front tires and wheels, creating air curtains to improve aerodynamic performance. The body color is also extended farther down the front bumper, and a prominent skid plate emphasizes Ridgeline’s tough new look. In back, a reshaped bumper exposes aggressive new twin exhaust outlets. A new styling package created in collaboration with Honda Performance Development adds a unique grille treatment, black fender flares, aggressive bronze-colored wheels, and special HPD graphics on the bed walls. The package will be available on all Ridgeline trims and is one of four new PPO packages that include Utility, Function and Function+ packages. Inside, all Ridgeline's will feature an updated Display Audio system with crisp new graphics, easier-to-use touchscreen icons, and, can it be?, an actual volume knob. In addition, Ridgelines in Sport trim add new cloth seat inserts, all trims get new contrast stitching on the seats, and Sport, RTL and RTL-E trims have new dash, steering wheel and center console accents. Prices and detailed specifications will be available closer to its on-sale date early next year.
In the meantime, here's a teaser video from Honda: