Honda has announced that its redesigned Ridgeline pickup will be priced starting at $30,375, including the destination fee.
Scheduled to go on sale in June, Honda maintains that the Ridgeline will offer segment-leading fuel economy. When equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 hp and 262 pounds-feet of torque, the two-wheel drive version of the pickup will deliver 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway for a combined rating of 22 mpg. Towing capacity for the two-wheel drive version is rated at 3,500 pounds.
Offered as an $1800 option on most trim levels, the all-wheel-drive version of the Ridgeline features increased towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. Fuel economy for AWD-equipped Ridgeline models is slightly reduced, yielding 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined.
The Ridgeline will be offered in seven trim levels, topping off at $43,770 for the premium Black Edition. Honda expects the $36,480 AWD RTL to make up the largest proportion of its sales, while the 2WD of the pickup will appeal to about 30 percent of buyers.
The new Ridgeline retains its unique unibody construction and features an updated exterior that has been designed to capture a more traditional truck styling.
Honda is optimistic that demand for the new version of the Ridgeline will equal the U.S. sales peak of 50,193 units set in 2006 by the previous generation.