2019 Honda Ridgeline: The All Purpose PickupOur Blog Feb 27th, 2019
Four Reasons to Consider the 2019 Honda Ridgeline as Your Next Pickup
Honda is easily one of the most popular automobile manufacturers in North America. Look around a crowded room and you’re guaranteed to find at least a few Honda owners. But when you hear the name “Honda”, what comes to mind? For most people, the answer is the Civic, Accord, or maybe CR-V. What typically doesn’t get associated with the brand, is “pickup truck”. Though Honda might seem relatively new to the pickup truck game, they actually produced their first pickup truck, the T360, back in 1963! Though the T360 is now long retired, the Honda Ridgeline is carrying on the torch as Honda’s pickup model. Here are just a few of the reasons to set preconceived notions aside and consider the 2019 Honda Ridgeline for your next pickup truck:
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is available in six trims – the RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and the Black Edition. The premium trims come with leather material standard, while the lower trims feature cloth seating. The interior is also one of the larger and more versatile cabins on the market. With 60/40 lift up rear seats and a handy lockable in-bed trunk, it’s got more than enough space for whatever you have in store.
The exterior of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline stands out for its modern design and exciting features. Each Ridgeline model comes with a dual action tailgate, a 5’4” x 5’ scratch resistant bed and eight 350 lb tie down cleats. The Ridgeline also offers available projector-beam LED headlights and available power sliding rear cabin window.
One of the standout aspects of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is the superior ride and handling. All trims feature a gas-powered V6 engine, which yields an impressive 280 horsepower with 262 feet-pounds of tourque. Additionally, the Ridgeline features a 6 speed automatic transmission, intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD system and a fully independent suspension. Each Ridgeline is fit to tow up to 2,268 kg (5,000 lb) and comes with a standard heavy-duty automatic transmission cooler for all your regular hauling needs.
One of the most exciting available features on the Ridgeline is the industry’s first truck-bed audio system. The 540-watt system blasts music from your phone right out the back of your truck, so you can bring the party wherever you go! The Ridgeline also offers other common Honda features such as touch-screen display, Apple CarPlay, Honda Satellite Linked Navigation System and more.
Sure, Honda may be famous for vehicles like the Civic and CR-V. However, the Honda standard of quality extends to every model – and the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is no exception. While Honda hasn’t been the typical name associated with pickup trucks in the past, the quality and the reliability of the Ridgeline is reason alone not to dismiss it from your shopping list. Of course, while reading about the Honda Ridgeline is beneficial, the best way to get a feel for a car is behind the wheel. To learn more about what the Ridgeline has to offer, book your test drive today.