Pickup trucks have long been a popular choice for car buyers within the United States. There’s a classic sense to these cars. In a sense, they embody true Americana at its finest. From a practicality and functionality standpoint, pickup trucks are highly significant — particularly when the consumer is tasked with lugging or carrying heavy items on a near daily basis. Even having the capability to tow a boat, trailer, or another car is a nice luxury.
When looking at the current market, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is turning heads. With enhanced technological advancements and a plethora of intriguing facets, anyone looking to buy/lease a pickup truck should most definitely check out this exciting new car.
There are six models underneath the 2019 Honda Ridgeline: RT ($29,900), Sport ($33,390), RTL ($34,870), RTL-T ($37,000), RTL-E ($41,920), and Black Edition ($43,420). All numbers listed in parenthesis include the expected starting prices for each model. All six come standard with 3.5-L V-6 engines (262 lb.-ft. of torque, 280 HP, six-speed automatic transmission). The base model (RT) is only offered with front-wheel drive. The RTL and Sport models have both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive available as options. Lastly, the Black Edition and RTL-E are exclusively set with all-wheel drive. AWD models have the capability to impressively tow up to 5,000 pounds.
Many pickup trucks are without much in the way of style. This isn’t the case with the ’19 Honda Ridgeline. A curved hood pairs exceptionally well with the traditional frame of the truck. Exciting colors — such as Crystal Black, White Diamond, Lunar Silver, Modern Steel, Forest Mist, Obsidian Blue, and Deep Scarlet. Within the interior cabin, less expensive models come equipped with black/gray cloth seats. More expensive choices include leather benches/seats.
There are an inordinate amount of add-ons for the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. As a result, it makes for a very sophisticated and modern vehicle. For example, the wall of the truck bed includes an available 150W/400W outlet. This allows the owner to plug in power tools — or even a television when tailgating. A lockable in-bed trunk includes a very exciting drain plug. As such, it can be used as a location for wet clothing. It can even be used as a de facto ice cooler for beverages. Neither option will damage the truck bed in any way. Another option includes a transcendent audio system emanating from the truck bed itself. Lastly, the gate on the truck swings out (akin to opening a pantry door) rather than in a downward position.
As for safety measures, there are four core pillars to the 2019 Honda Ridgeline: A Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Lane Kepeing Assist System.
All in all, this is a fantastic vehicle. The modernized touches help it stay relevant with the ever-changing world of automobiles. Additionally, the price range is exceptional when factoring in the entire package of impressive aspects.
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