The Honda Ridgeline is a unique midsize pickup that offers a car-like ride, a spacious cabin, and a versatile bed. For 2024, Honda has given the Ridgeline a more rugged look, a new off-road-focused TrailSport trim, and upgraded tech features. Here’s what you need to know about the 2024 Honda Ridgeline.
Exterior Design: More Aggressive and Distinctive
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline features a redesigned front end that gives it a more aggressive and distinctive appearance. The Honda Pilot and Honda Passport SUVs inspire the new grille, bumper, and hood, and the LED headlights and fog lights are reshaped for a sharper look. The TrailSport trim adds a black grille, black wheels, black badges, and orange accents for a more adventurous vibe. The 2024 Ridgeline also offers a new color option called Diffused Sky Blue, which is exclusive to the TrailSport trim.
Interior Design: More Comfortable and Connected
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline boasts a comfortable and spacious interior that can accommodate up to five passengers. The cabin has standard features such as a power driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The TrailSport trim adds orange stitching, orange floor mats, and a TrailSport badge to the interior. The 2024 Ridgeline also gets a new digital instrument cluster and a larger 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The infotainment system also supports wireless charging, Amazon Alexa, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Performance and Capability: More Off-Road Ready and Efficient
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel-drive system that can distribute up to 70 percent of the torque to the rear wheels. The Ridgeline also features a torque-vectoring system that can send all the rear torque to either wheel for better traction and handling. The Ridgeline has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,583 pounds. The Ridgeline also offers a hybrid option that combines the V6 engine with two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery. The hybrid system produces 321 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque and improves the fuel economy by up to 30 percent. The Ridgeline hybrid has a towing capacity of 5,500 pounds and a payload capacity of 1,650 pounds.
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline is also more off-road ready than ever, thanks to the new TrailSport trim and the improved suspension. The TrailSport trim adds 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, a front skid plate, and a unique suspension tuning that enhances the articulation and stability of the Ridgeline’s independent suspension. The Ridgeline also features a drive mode selector that offers four modes: Normal, Snow, Mud, and Sand. Each mode adjusts the throttle response, transmission shift points, traction control settings, and torque distribution to suit different road conditions.
Safety and Driver Assistance: More Advanced and Comprehensive
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline comes standard with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assistance features, which includes:
- Forward collision warning
- Automatic emergency braking
- Lane departure warning
- Lane-keeping assist
- Adaptive cruise control
- Road departure mitigation
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Automatic high beams
- Rearview camera
The 2024 Ridgeline also offers some optional features, such as:
- Front and rear parking sensors
- LED fog lights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Heated side mirrors
- Heated steering wheel
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- Leather upholstery
- Power sunroof
- Premium sound system
- Truck-bed audio system
Versatility and Innovation: More Practical and Convenient
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline continues to offer some of the most practical and convenient features in the pickup segment, such as:
- A dual-action tailgate that can swing down or to the side
- An in-bed trunk that can store up to 7.3 cubic feet of cargo and has a drain plug for easy cleaning
- A composite bed that is scratch-resistant and dent-resistant
- A flat floor and a spacious rear seat that can fold up for more cargo space
- A lockable under-seat storage bin
- A multi-function center console with a sliding armrest and a large storage compartment
Pricing and Availability: More Affordable and Competitive
The new Honda Ridgeline is expected to go on sale in early 2024, with a starting price of around $37,000. The TrailSport trim will cost around $42,000, and the hybrid option will add around $3,000 to the price. The 2024 Ridgeline will compete with other midsize pickups such as the Chevrolet Colorado, the Ford Ranger, the Toyota Tacoma, and the Nissan Frontier.