2019 Honda Ridgeline Review
The midsize truck segment is highly competitive. Drivers of these vehicles are very discerning, and vehicle manufacturers are constantly trying to keep up. The right pickup truck needs plenty of hauling space, good towing capacity, outstanding performance, and high levels of comfort and technology offerings. It’s a tall order by any stretch.
That’s why drivers across the Doral, Miami, and Hialeah areas will love the new Honda Ridgeline. It’s among the most well-rounded vehicles in its class and it offers just about everything you could ask for in a midsized pickup truck. Check out this complete review of the performance, features, technology, and driving experience you can expect from the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, and learn where you can go to get behind the wheel yourself!
Honda Ridgeline Trim Levels
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline model gets only a few changes from last year’s model. Specifically, all trim levels now receive dual USB ports, while the RTL and RTL-T models get a standard moonroof and power sliding rear windows.
The Ridgeline still runs on a V6 engine at 3.5 liters, which puts out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It features a solid 5,000 lb. towing capacity when properly equipped and best-in-class cargo space from its hidden storage space and an in-bed trunk. There’s 33.9 cubic feet of space in the bed.
Base Features and Options
There are six trim levels available for the 2019 Ridgeline: the base RT level, the Sport, the RTL, RTL-T and RTL-3, and the Black Edition. At the RT level you get only front-wheel drive, while other trim levels give you the option of AWD. At the RTL-E and the Black Edition levels, AWD is standard.
Base features are quite solid and include tow hitch, push-button start, cruise control, power locks, and dual-action tailgate. In terms of technology, there’s a 4.2-inch information screen, Bluetooth, and a sound system with 7 speakers, two USB jacks, and a 5-inch touchscreen. You also get a rearview camera.
Stepping up to higher levels nets you a whole range of advanced features. These include foglights, keyless entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, remote start, HomeLink remote control system, leather heated seats, power-adjustable front seats, sound dampening technology, LED lighting, and a host of additional infotainment features. These include GPS navigation, HD and Satellite radio, three extra USB ports, Android Auto™, and Apple CarPlay™.
In terms of safety you can opt for features like parking sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Crash Warning, Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warnings and Lane Keeping, Blind Spot Monitoring, Cross Traffic Alerts, and others. You get the full Honda Sensing® safety suite at the RTL-E and Black Edition levels.
Driving and Comfort
The Ridgeline’s unibody chassis, torque-vectoring AWD, and independent suspension ensure that no matter what the conditions, you’ll get a smooth and confident ride. In terms of comfort, the Ridgeline is class-leading, with 109.7 cubic feet of passenger space on most trim levels, and a very smooth and settled feel from its SUV design elements, which also help to mitigate road noise.
Test Drive the 2019 Ridgeline at Braman Honda
If you’d like to experience the 2019 Honda Ridgeline for yourself, look no further than Braman Honda of Miami. If you’re in the Doral, Miami, or Hialeah area, stop into our showroom or give us a call and ask about taking a test drive today!