For the next year, Honda’s pickup receives a facelift. After the recent mechanical update, it’s now turn for styling changes. The new model brings a lot of novelties in this aspect, particularly at the front. OF course, these changes affected the range-topping Black Edition model as well, which has always been known for lots of exclusive details. For this update, it receives the same pack of novelties as the rest of the lineup, which definitely makes it even more appealing. Also, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition comes with novelties on the inside.
On the other side, the overall layout remains the same. We are still talking about the same design that was introduced four years ago. It remains a pretty unique pickup on the market, with an exclusive unibody layout and unparalleled comfort and driving experience in the class. The powertrain remains the same too.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition Redesign
This version has always been different from the rest of the lineup. It featured lots of blacked details, such as grille, wheels and other areas that make this model look exclusive. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition receives the same updates as the rest of the lineup. Of course, we are talking about a typical facelift, which puts focus on the front end. There is a new grille, with a new pattern and shape, as well as a new bumper. Everything is more upright than before, which makes this pickup look bolder than before. It isn’t a Pilot copycat anymore, but rather a vehicle with its own, truck identity. The interesting thing is that all models come with a blacked grille now. Still, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition keeps a couple of exclusivities around the vehicle, including a completely new set of wheels.
On the inside, you can notice a bunch of updates as well. There aren’t numerous and by far the most important one is a revised infotainment system. First of all, Honda has brought physical knobs and we have no doubt that all lovers of this truck will highly appreciate this. Furthermore, graphics have been improved, while there are new icons as well.
The rest of the cabin, though, remains the same. You may count on a familiar layout, as well as on Black Edition’s familiar exclusive features, such as a blacked interior with red stitching in contrast. The overall cabin layout remains the same, so you may count on a familiar design, which is very car-like and offers an impressive amount of passenger space, when compared to rivals.
You may also count on a pretty generous list of standard features, which includes goodies like heated and power-adjustable front seats, a sunroof, navigation, premium audio system, power-sliding rear window, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring etc.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition Engine
Things under the hood have remained the same. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition continues with a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which features a max output of 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which ensures smooth and convenient power delivery. Driving dynamics are pretty great, though braking could be better.
Besides solid acceleration and overall performance, this truck is also characterized by pretty solid mpg ratings. You may count on about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is pretty impressive for the class, especially when compared with rivals that also use V6 engines. On the other side, the aspect where this truck isn’t that impressive is max towing capacity, which goes just around 5.000 pounds.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition Release Date and Price
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition is about to arrive in the next couple of weeks. We presume that this particular version will cost around 45.000 dollars. When it comes to rivals, we presume that would be similarly-priced versions of models like Jeep Gladiator, Ford Ranger etc.