NEW FOR 2011:

– Exterior colour: Mocha Metallic discontinued

For 2011, changes to the Honda Ridgeline are only in a deleted colour.

The Ridgeline uses a 3.5-litre V6 with five-speed automatic transmission. Unusual for a pickup truck, its standard four-wheel drive system runs primarily in front-wheel drive. When needed for acceleration or extra traction, the system sends torque to the rear wheels.

Trim lines are the DX, VP, EX-L and EX-L with Navigation.

Features on the DX include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, dual-action tailgate, integrated trailer hitch, seven-pin trailer connection, pre-wiring for trailer brake controller, black door handles, heated mirrors, front and rear tow hooks, eight tie-down cleats, in-bed trunk, variable intermittent wipers, heated wiper park zone, active front head restraints, six-way manual driver’s seat, 60/40 lift-up rear seat with under-seat storage, composite cargo bed, illuminated vanity mirrors, exterior temperature gauge, multi-functional centre console, power-sliding rear window, auto up/down driver’s window, keyless entry, cruise control, and CD/MP3 stereo.

The VP adds 17-inch alloy wheels, body-colour door handles and mirrors, privacy glass, compass, and auxiliary input jack.

The EX-L adds 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, power sunroof, security system, eight-way power driver’s seat, leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 115-volt outlet, ambient console lighting, garage door opener, six-CD/MP3 stereo, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and XM satellite radio.

The EX-L with Navigation adds a navigation system, rear-view camera and Bluetooth connectivity.

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