Honda Ridgeline 2018 Prices Was Increased With One Trim Level to Cease

The second generation of Ridgeline has become better in every aspect and even win several prizes for the best mid-size pickup truck on the market. Since it was debuted just in 2016, the car is very fresh and doesn't need any serious updates.

Unlike other pickup trucks, Ridgeline has a unibody design, making it unique, but less practical due to inability to haul serious loads.

Honda has prepared a few changes to 2018 Ridgeline, which mainly connected with trim level equipment - one trim called RTS has disappeared.

Trim Levels and Pricing

For 2018 Honda Ridgeline, car producer decided to simplify the model line, making fewer trim levels to choose, adding new color schemes, and unfortunately, increase prices.
So, Ridgeline trim levels for 2018 are following:

RT for $30,570 is all-the-same as before, could be FWD only. has a pretty good equipment level: LED headlights, remote entry, air conditioner, push-button start, power accessories, cruise control, 5-inch screen multimedia with Bluetooth and USB, 7-speaker audio with a subwoofer.

Next step is Ridgeline Sport available for $34,110 for AWD model. It has previously available only in black, now could have white diamond or lunar silver color. Here you could additionally have body-colored exterior mirrors, keyless entry, fog lights, 3-zone climate control, HomeLink remote system.

RTL adds a bit of premium - sound-proof windshield, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather interior with power adjustments for first row seats (10-way for a driver, 4-way for passenger), heated front seats and side mirrors (for AWD only). Starting at $33,930.

RTL-T additionally have lane departure assist, auto-dimmed rearview mirror, more advanced 8-inch touchscreen multimedia with powerful 7-speaker sound system with subwoofer, satellite radio, smartphone connectivity, built-in navigation system. This trim level pricing starting from $36,080

RTL-E is the top-trim car, features adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with cross traffic alert, chromed door handles, power sunroof, heated steering wheel, blue ambient lighting in the interior, power seats with the memory of two positions, premium audio system with 8-speakers. All those starting from $42,560.

Specs of Ridgeline 2018

If you think about a wide range of powertrain options, it's not about Ridgeline at all, at least for the US market. The one and only choice for unibody pickup truck is a well-known Honda's 3.5L V6 engine, also used on Pilot SUV and previous generation Accord in different variations. In Ridgeline 2018 it produces 280 horsepower, mated to outdated 6-speed automatic.

The fuel efficiency of Ridgeline is a bit better than on frame body trucks, due to a decrease in weight. So, the truck has 19/22/26 MPG EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating, for a city, combined and highway driving respectively, which is 1-2 MPG better than Tacoma and Silverado and 3 MPG more than Frontier, comparing FWD models.

2018 Honda Ridgeline Interior and Exterior

Compared with the previous generation car, 2018 Ridgeline is way better in terms of styling. No more clumsy boxy look, low production quality and cheap-looking, outdated interior. The new truck is different in every aspect. The exterior has become more streamlined, looking closer to modern Pilot and CR-V SUVs.

The interior is one of the best in class - high assembly quality, good materials, full of clever ideas and details for making it more practical. Headroom and legroom for the rear passengers are the best in class. In higher trim levels you could order almost everything you could see on a car like this.

Ridgeline has something innovative for pickup lovers - it has in-bed trunk storage, just where you used to see it, and a comfortably wide cargo floor.

2017-10-10 by Luke Widmeyer