What’s New In The Redesigned Honda Ridgeline?
Looking to get behind the wheel of a practical and incredibly versatile new pickup truck? If so, our Roush Honda dealership serving Columbus area auto shoppers is proud to offer the 2021 Honda Ridgeline, which is completely redesigned for this model year.
Fully Automatic Torque-Vectoring AWD Now Standard
Newly standard on each and every 2021 Ridgeline is a i-VTM4® torque-vectoring all-wheel drive system that has the ability to enhance controllability and traction management by automatically sending up to 70 percent of the engine’s 262 lb.-ft. of torque to the rear wheels and continuously apportioning 100 percent of that torque between the left and right rear wheels based on driving conditions at each wheel. The Intelligent Traction Management System, also standard, optimizes power delivery and distribution in various conditions, including pavement (Normal mode), snow, mud, and sand.
This year’s 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. A new front bumper highlights the toughness of the new Ridgeline’s design and adds broadside vents that route air through the bumper and around the front tires and wheels, creating air curtains to improve aerodynamic performance and fuel efficiency. In back, a reshaped bumper exposes aggressive new twin exhaust outlets.
All trim levels will also feature a tougher-looking set of 18-inch wheels with backspacing reduced 10 mm, increasing track width a total of 20 mm and lending the Ridgeline a broader, more planted stance, bolstered by all-season tires.
For Columbus area auto shoppers looking to take the Ridgeline’s dynamic new styling to the next level, a new package created in collaboration with Honda Performance Development (HPD) answers the call. The new HPD Package adds a unique grille treatment, black fender flares, aggressive bronze-colored wheels, and special HPD graphics on the bed walls.
Inside, the 2021 Ridgeline adds a physical volume knob for the audio system, and available wireless phone charging. All Ridgeline trims get new contrast stitching on the seats; Sport trims add new cloth seat inserts; and Sport, RTL, and RTL-E trims have new dash, steering wheel, and center console accents. The Ridgeline’s spacious cabin also offers top-class passenger comfort and rear-seat legroom, with a flat floor and foldaway 60/40-split rear seat bottoms, offering enhanced flexibility for carrying long and tall items in the cabin.
Test Drive A New Honda Ridgeline Near Columbus
If you would like to hear more about the 2021 Honda Ridgeline or another new, used, or certified pre-owned vehicle in our inventory, please don’t hesitate to contact us online or visit us in person here at our Roush Honda dealership near Columbus! So stop by any time between 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday to take your favorite new Honda Ridgeline for a test drive and take advantage of our generous list of new Honda vehicle specials!