Getting a tough pickup truck that gives an impression of luxury and elegance is often a daunting task. Still, when the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R finally hits the market, this quest will be easily accomplishable.
The 2021 model of Honda Ridgeline Type R is one of the most anticipated pickup trucks this year. Although there is currently little to no information about it, rumors are already circulating about its look, performance, and possible features.
Sales of Honda Ridgeline have been rather weak within the last few years, yet its unique design continues to draw buyers. Honda’s release of the 2021 model of this truck, especially its Type R variant, is expected to reinvigorate its market potential and reaffirm its status as one of the most demanded mid-size pickup trucks.
Many promising features are expected to be added to the upcoming model. If you are interested in knowing more about this truck, you will read about some predictions concerning its design, interior, and everything under the hood. If your curiosity ends up being a desire to own the truck, you may also be interested in reading about its release date and price.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R Redesign
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R truck is expected to arrive at the market with an even sportier design without deviating too much from its canonical look as a mid-size pickup truck with a sufficiently spacious rear passenger cabin and a decent-sized open cargo area. Unlike most pickup-truck designs that don’t emphasize speed-oriented design, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline truck looks sleek, attractive, and fast with its aerodynamic design.
In terms of exterior design, the changes that occur are mostly improvements. New exterior features are added, and existing ones are enhanced and enlarged. A brief glimpse of the truck reveals enhancements, including bigger and more intimidating front and rear bumpers, larger vents, larger air intakes, and a large three-section grille tinted black. You can also notice a larger scoop and the more extensive use of carbon. When it comes to accents, the reddish exterior elements give a pleasant cosmetic touch to the body.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R truck sports 19-inch wheels as a standard feature. The wheels might look somewhat undersized even for a medium-sized truck, so you can get the optional 20-inch wheels as a replacement if bigger wheels are desired.
Because the open cargo space becomes a crucial part of every truck, you can also see some notable in-bed trunk features, including a tailgate that opens and closes two ways, that provide extra body protection as well as a cosmetic touch.
The rest of the changes are minor and purely aesthetics. These include redesigned taillights and headlights.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R Interior & Features
If you have seen the standard Honda Ridgeline truck’s interior, you will be amazed to see the Type R model’s interior because of the many enhancements not found in the standard model; it looks like Civic Type R.
The interior looks elegant and luxurious without losing its sporty peculiarities. With premium leather material for the upholsteries, comfort should be at the same level as elegance.
Drivers will find this truck very convenient to operate due to the easy access to all the trucks’ controls, many of which are located on and near the steering wheel.
The steering wheel is a notable interior feature because it is not a full circle and has a flat bottom that accentuates its sporty look. Black components dominate the interior, and bold red accents can be found here to emphasize the interior’s athletic theme further.
Some extra enhancements that you can find inside the truck’s cabin include a revamped cluster, a larger tachometer, and a new gearshift.
All in all, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R truck is both elegant and sporty inside and outside. If you care very much about aesthetics, you will not be disappointed by how the truck’s interior and exterior are decorated.
The Honda Ridgeline 2021 Model year is expected to use an 8-inch touchscreen panel still. Apple Carplay and Android Auto will also be available. Here are some of the standard features that the Ridgeline Pickup truck will carry:
- AM/FM/HD Radio
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio and Navigation
- AUX Cable Input
- In-Bed Audio System
- HondaLink Connectivity
- Bluetooth Audio Streaming
- Dual USB Smart Charging Ports
- Voice Command
Engine Specs & Performance
Buyers’ focus when buying a new truck is mostly on its performance. When peeking under the truck’s hood, you will instantly see the V6 engine occupying most of the space. A 3.5-L V6 engine has always been the standard for the Type R variant of Honda Ridgeline.
Although the look may not be astonishing, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R truck actually comes with some notable performance enhancements.
To start with, unlike the V6 engine of the previous models, the 2021 Type R’s engine is now enhanced with a turbocharger, which boosts the engine’s performance nearly twice as powerful.
Therefore, unlike its predecessor that generates only 280 horsepower and 262 pounds-feet of torque, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R truck can make 450 horsepower and 420 pounds-feet of torque.
With the 9-speed automatic transmission, the direct-injection fuel system, the new Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control system, and the truck’s AWD system, the engine will make an excellent combination give the truck tremendous performance off and on the road.
2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R Release Date
Normally, a next-year vehicle is released sometime around the middle or end of the previous year. The release date of the 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R truck is thus expected to be around the final quarter of 2020 or early 2021, which we are now in.
As there is no information about its release date yet, a delay is expected, especially concerning the coronavirus outbreak. Nevertheless, we can still expect that the truck will enter the market before the end of the year.
How Much 2021 Honda Ridgeline Type R?
Although there is little information about the Ridgeline Type R release date, we already confirm how much the truck will cost on its release date. However, such confirmation is still an approximation that is not based on an official announcement from Honda.
If you plan to make a New Honda Ridgeline Type R truck the next truck in your garage, get ready to prepare at least $50,000 because that will approximately be the starting price.