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2021 Honda Ridgeline Arrives to Dealerships in February

2021 Honda Ridgeline. Photo: Honda

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline will be on sale starting January 15th and begin arriving at Honda dealerships at the beginning of February.

Ridgeline’s standard V6 power, fully independent suspension and torque-vectoring i-VTM4® all-wheel drive give it the capability to tackle challenging trails and treacherous roads.

Ridgeline continues to bring unmatched versatility, with a large interior for passengers and gear, a brilliantly versatile bed featuring the class-exclusive In-Bed Trunk® lockable storage compartment, and standard AWD.

“The Ridgeline has long been recognized as a truck that punches above its weight; versatile, strong, safe and reliable, now it has great rugged looks to match,” says Steve Hui, AVP Sales and Marketing for Honda Canada. “The Ridgeline epitomizes the hard work and new direction for Honda trucks by revealing the toughness hidden beneath their sleek exteriors and demonstrating their capabilities on or off the road.”

Styling

For 2021, Ridgeline features all-new styling from the front roof pillars forward, including a new hood with a pronounced sculpted styling, a new squared-off nose and upright grille, and new front fenders. Flanking the grille are new, brighter LED low beam headlights and reflector beam halogen high beams bisected by the crossbar atop the grille, which is painted gloss black on Sport trims and Black Edition, and is chrome on EX-L and Touring.

The body-colour lower front bumper further accentuates the Ridgeline’s tough new look with a prominent skid plate and broad side vents that create air curtains to route air through the bumper and around the front tires and wheels to improve aerodynamic performance.

A reshaped rear bumper exposes aggressive new twin exhaust outlets, and all Ridgeline trims feature tougher looking 18-inch wheels and an additional 20 mm of track width to give Ridgeline a broader, more planted stance. New tires top off the more rugged look with a new, more aggressive sidewall and shoulder design.

Interior

Inside, the 2021 Ridgeline receives an updated Display Audio system with a physical volume knob for ease of control. All Ridgeline trims get new contrast stitching on the seats; Sport trims add new cloth seat inserts; and Sport, EX-L and Touring trims have new dash, steering wheel and centre console accents. Ridgeline’s spacious cabin with a flat floor and foldaway 60/40-split rear seat bottoms, offer enhanced flexibility for carrying long and tall items in the cabin.

Drivetrain

A 280-horsepower, 3.5-litre direct-injected VTEC V6 backed by a smooth and responsive 9-speed automatic transmission powers every 2021 Honda Ridgeline, with i-VTM4 torque-vectoring all-wheel drive standard on all grades.

The i-VTM4 system automatically sends up to 70% of the engine’s 262 lb.-ft. (SAE net) of torque to the rear wheels and continuously apportions 100% of that torque between the left and right rear wheels based on driving conditions at each wheel. Ridgeline’s standard Intelligent Traction Dynamics System further optimizes power delivery and distribution in various conditions, including snow, mud, and sand on Ridgelines equipped with the standard i-VTM4.

Safety

All 2021 Honda Ridgelines come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, featuring Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

Ridgeline also targets top-class collision safety ratings from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including an NCAP 5-star Overall Vehicle Score, a “GOOD” rating in all IIHS collision tests, and a “SUPERIOR” IIHS rating for front crash prevention.

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