Before you come in to check out the 2018 Honda Ridgeline, make sure you have a grasp of what each of its trim levels has to offer! This year’s Ridgeline is offering more practicality, more comfort, and more technology features than ever before, and the results have everyone talking. One writer at Car and Driver has asserted that the Ridgeline, while “transcending pickup tropes,” has managed to “exploit and expand the truck tradition”! West Michigan’s drivers can find out what makes it so special by reading on below.
As with most of Honda’s lineup, the Ridgeline offers plenty of exciting features right in its baseline trim level. Those who’ve had the chance to get behind the wheel have praised the RT’s energetic 3.5L V6 engine, its expansive cargo bay, and its unit-body construction, but these aren’t the only RT features that you should get excited about! This model is priced at $29,630 MSRP.*
Folks who’ve steered clear of pickup trucks in the past may be drawn to the Ridgeline’s stylish Sport trim, which features sleek exterior elements and a host of convenience features that have often been missing from the options in this segment. What’s more, unlike the baseline RT, the Ridgeline Sport is available with intelligent variable torque management (i-VTM4) all-wheel drive. 2WD models are priced at just $33,170 MSRP.* Drivers can learn more about the Ridgeline’s AWD system by checking out Honda’s AWD lineup.
Tri-Zone Automatic Climate control: In the Ridgeline Sport, the driver’s seat, front passenger seat, and second-row seats will all be able to take advantage of customizable climate control. Each section of the Ridgeline’s interior can set its preferred temperature.
Gloss Black Exterior Features: In addition to a gloss black frame, this build has received body-colored power side mirrors, body-colored door handles, and 18-inch gray-painted alloy wheels.
Remote Engine Start: All Ridgeline Sport models give you the ability to start your engine from afar using a button on your fob keychain.
You can get the luxurious comfort features you’ve always wanted in a pickup by choosing the Ridgeline RTL! Drivers who opt for this model will receive leather-trimmed interior features, heated front seats, and power-adjustable front seating. What’s more, the RTL’s exterior has been designed with an acoustic windshield, heated body-colored power side mirrors, and 18-inch machine-finished alloy wheels.
10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat: The Ridgeline RTL lets you adjust your driver’s seat in 10 different directions, and even offers lumbar support. This Ridgeline trim also includes a four-way power-adjustable front passenger’s seat.
Leather Interior Features: Leather-trimmed seating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel make the Ridgeline feel less like a rugged pickup, and more like a luxury crossover.
Heated Front Seats: You won’t have to struggle through the winter when you have the Ridgeline’s heated front seats working for you.
Folks who choose the RTL-T will receive all of the features described above alongside a plethora of entertainment and connectivity features that the whole family will appreciate. Among these, we can find numerous new audio input options, an upgraded control interface, and even a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System! What’s more, the RTL-T sports a number of safety features that aren’t available in the Ridgeline’s RT, Sport, or RTL trims. This model is priced at $36,080 MSRP for 2WD models.*
8-Inch Display Audio Touchscreen: This high-tech infotainment system lets you control almost all of the Ridgeline’s various settings and features using a responsive touchscreen with customizable buttons.
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System: The navigation system in the Ridgeline offers HD digital traffic updates, voice-recognition technology, a full color display, and of course, turn-by-turn directions.
Honda LaneWatch: A camera mounted on your passenger’s side view mirror can send a live feed to your Display Audio screen whenever you flip your right turn signal.
Some of West Michigan’s drivers will no doubt be aware that the Ridgeline is the first pickup truck to have received a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Once you’ve seen what features come standard on its RTL-E trim level, you won’t have any trouble understanding why. This model comes equipped with the Honda Sensing safety package and several other advanced safety features, too! What’s more, the RTL-E trim expands the Ridgeline’s array of entertainment features in ways that no driver can afford to ignore. The total price of this upgrade—which also includes standard all-wheel drive—is a mere $41,620 MSRP.*
The Ridgeline Black Edition combines the styling of the Sport trim with the features and capabilities of the Ridgeline RTL-E, and adds a few new elements into the mix as well! Like the Sport model, the Ridgeline Black Edition has been designed with a gloss black exterior, but it differs from the former in that it’s also received black chrome exterior accents, black leather trim with contrasting red stitching, black-painted 18-inch alloy wheels, and even red ambient LED lighting. All this is available for just $43,120 MSRP.*
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.