Last summer we saw the 2018 Honda Ridgeline with minor changes. Also, for this year, they announced the Type R and Hybrid model. The next 2019 Honda Ridgeline refreshed and hybrid model is expected to be on the market in the second part of this year. However, there is a possibility that Type R and hybrid model appear earlier. Of course, they are all in the second generation. In addition to the Ford Ranger, rivals include Nissan Frontier, Chevy Silverado/GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma.
As far as the exterior is concerned, noticeable are slight changes in the headlights and bumpers. In addition to complete LED lighting and body-color bumpers, visible is a large grille (a common frame with sweptback headlights). It also has a two-way tailgate. In addition to leather seats, the cabin has a telescopic leather steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control. The center console has a 7-inch touch screen.
Exterior dimensions, lenght bed, payload and towing capacity are the same, while the weight may be somewhat smaller. There’s still only Crew Cab with four doors. It is possible to accommodate five passengers. We offer RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-E, RTL-T and Black Edition trim level.
This mid-size sports utility truck (SUT) has the same 3.5-liter V6 gasoline turbocharged engine. The production of this engine is 280 hp and 262 lb-ft (355 Nm) of torque. Still offers a front-wheel drive and Honda’s Intelligent VTM-4 all-wheel drive. Combined with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Also, fuel consumption remained the same: 19/26/22 mpg (FWD) or 18/25/21 mpg (AWD). Of course there is a four-wheel independent suspension. The Type R is likely to get a 3.5-liter V6 turbo engine, with 450 hp and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque, as well as a new gearbox. As for the hybrid model, it is likely to have a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine and three electric motors. The drive will have all four wheels, combined with a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. Announced is the production of 321 hp and 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque, while fuel consumption is 26/27/27 mpg.
2019 Honda Ridgeline refreshed and hybrid model will probably be a bit expensive. The standard model for 2018 costs from $ 29,730 to $ 43,220. According to the available information, the hybrid model will be more expensive at $ 8,000 to $ 10,000, while the Type R will cost more than $ 50,000.