- the 2021 honda ridgeline gets a price increase of $350 to $650 compared with 2020 but drops the formerly standard front-wheel drive, which bumps up the starting price by more than $2500.
- the new honda performance development (hpd) package costs $2800.
- the ridgeline is set to go on sale february 2.
the 2021 honda ridgeline got an aggressive redesign for this model year and has left its less capable front-wheel-drive powertrain back with the more timid-looking 2020 model. as a result, the ridgeline starts much higher than it did last year—about $2500—but when accounting for the change in the powertrain, the ridgeline got a base price hike of $350.
the ridgeline is still offered in four trim levels. the entry-level sport model now starts at $37,665. the rtl is up $650, to $40,645. next up is the rtl-e, which sees its price go up by $400, to $43,595; and the top black edition now costs $45,095, which is $400 higher than the outgoing model year. the new honda performance development (hpd) package offered on the ridgeline, which adds a unique grille, black fender flares, bronze-colored wheels, and hpd accents costs $2800.
the ridgeline continues with the same 3.5-liter v-6 engine making 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, mated to a nine-speed transmission. the 2021 ridgeline is slated to go on sale beginning february 2.