What’s New on the 2019 Honda Ridgeline?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Ridgeline on Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 5:42 pm
Honda Ridgeline lowering a small boat into the water

2019 Honda Ridgeline Specs and Release Date

Innovation often means being the only one doing something new and advantageous.

While the Honda Ridgeline is only one in a class of many compact pickup trucks, it is the only one to enjoy the unique advantages of unibody construction. Rather than being built by bolding a body onto a frame like heavier-duty trucks, the Ridgeline is built like a car – from a single piece of metal.

This distinct construction technique gives the Ridgeline more structural rigidity, allowing it to handle better and get more miles out of every gallon than class competitors from Nissan, Toyota or GMC. The Ridgeline manages to match the capability of a larger truck without blinking on fuel economy, all while providing a sportier ride that lets you lean into corners without the risk of rolling over.

Simply, it’s intelligent engineering.

Last week, Honda announced the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. The 2019 model adds some welcomed functionality and incremental improvements to what is already one of the most unique and well-rounded pickup trucks on the market.

What’s New on the 2019 Honda Ridgeline?

For 2019, Honda has doubled the number of USB ports on the RT, Sport and RTL trim levels. Higher trim levels, RTL and RTL-T, now include a power sliding rear window and power sliding moonroof. These improvements are sure to add appeal to the already rugged and refined Ridgeline.

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Drivers who opt for high-value trim levels will now be able to enjoy the benefit of multi-device USB charging. Drivers who choose the high-feature trim levels will now be able to enjoy the benefit of spaciousness and fresh air that comes with a power sliding rear window and power sliding moonroof.

interior of 2019 honda ridgeline

exterior of 2019 honda ridgeline parked under willow trees

2019 Honda Ridgeline Specs

With most of the heart and soul of the 2019 Ridgeline being carried over from the popular 2018 model, very little has changed in the way of specs and features.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Engine Specs

  • 5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC®
  • 280 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
  • 262 lb-ft. of torque @ 4,700 rpm
  • 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® valvetrain
  • Remote engine start standard on Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition
  • EPA-estimated mileage*
    • FWD – 19 city/26 highway/22 combined MPG
    • AWD – 18 city/25 highway/21 combined MPG
  • Fuel tank size – 19 ½ gallons
  • Fuel requirement – Regular unleaded

2019 Honda Ridgeline Capabilities and Transmission

  • Max payload capacity (FWD) – 1,465 lbs. (RT)
  • Max payload capacity (AWD) – 1,580 lbs. (Sport)
  • Max towing capacity (FWD) – 3,500 lbs. (RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T)
  • Max towing capacity (AWD) – 5,000 lbs. (Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, Black Edition)
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with an available heavy-duty transmission cooler

2019 Honda Ridgeline Release Date

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is already arriving in dealerships! We’ll be sure to let you know when we have one, but Honda has sent them out.

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline will no doubt rise to the top of the compact pickup truck class. Its unique focus on driver comfort, handling and fuel efficiency make it a smooth-riding and versatile pickup truck. We’ll be posting more information about the 2019 Honda Ridgeline as we receive it, so be sure to check back to our blog frequently.

For more information on the Honda Ridgeline, Honda’s 2019 lineup or to schedule a test drive with a Honda vehicle, contact us today!


*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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