The RT – First up on the roster is a remarkable base model for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline that provides much more than just the basics. For a price of $29,630 MSRP,* drivers can enjoy a number of great features and powerful capabilities. To start, the standard engine is an incredibly powerful 3.5L V6 engine with a loud roar capable of delivering up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Since the RT is only available in a two-wheel drive model, its towing capacity maxes out at a healthy 3,500 pounds. Some other features you can find on this model include a unit-body construction, dual-action tailgate, and in-bed trunk.
The Sport – Second in line is the Sport model, which is priced at $33,170 MSRP for 2WD models.* At this price point, drivers can expect the Sport to come with everything available on the RT, as well as enhancements on those features and a few new ones of its own. Just a few of these added features include optional all-wheel drive, which increases towing capacity to 5,000 pounds, 18-inch gray-painted alloy wheels, black-painted exterior trim, tri-zone automatic climate control, and fog lights.
The RTL – The RTL is priced at $33,930 MSRP for 2WD models.* On this model of the Ridgeline you can expect the trend of enhancing the previous model’s features to continue, as well as throwing in a few new ones at the same time. For the RTL, some of these new features include Smart Entry, a 10-way power driver’s seat, leather-trimmed interior, and heated front seats.
The RTL-T – The middle child of the RTL family is priced comfortably at $36,080 MSRP for 2WD models.* After taking the features from the RTL and enhancing them, the RTL-T takes things a step further and provides a few more great additions such as a Display Audio touchscreen, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
The RTL-E – The final edition of the RTL trilogy is the RTL-E, which is priced at $41,620 MSRP.* This model adds all-wheel drive as a standard feature and focuses on adding some prime safety features with the addition of Honda Sensing and a blind spot information system. It also works to enhance entertainment features by providing a 540-watt Premium Audio System and a truck-bed audio system.
The Black Edition – For the grand finale, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline offers the Black Edition, which combines all of the great features of the first five models into one amazing trim level. This level also adds an extra level of prestige with exclusive extras like a Black Edition exterior trim, Black Edition leather interior, 18-inch black alloy wheels, and red LED ambient lighting.