- May 24, 2007
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For the 2021 Honda Ridgeline, perception matters because looking more like a truck, on paper and in person, makes all the difference.
That cabin's also seen a few updates since last we lined a Ridge. The Honda Sensing suite of active and passive safety features have been standard since this generation came out. A push-button shifter was introduced as standard last year, and for 2021, the infotainment system finally gets its volume knob back.
The shifter is now connected to a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, doing away with the old six-speed and the front-drive base model. With more aggressive gear ratios, the 2021 Ridgeline is significantly quicker, if you get it right. Our test team reported a very fine line between a strong launch and a total bog, but get it right, and you'll hit 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, about a second quicker than most other second-generation Ridgelines we've tested.