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Honda on Pace to Sell More Trucks Than Passenger Vehicles for First Time Ever

  • All-new  2019 Acura RDX scores second-consecutive sales record with 5,784 units sold in July
  • Honda Pilot sales continue momentum – jumping another 30.5% in July, bolstered by redesigned 2019 model
  • Honda CR-V sales top 32,000 for the month – advancing industry retail SUV sales leadership
  • New Honda Insight quickly posts nearly 2,000 sales in its first full month even before marketing launch

“For the first time in our company’s history, the Honda brand is on pace this year to sell more light trucks than passenger cars,” said Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president of the American Honda Automobile Division. “Honda’s unique flexibility within our U.S. manufacturing operations has played a critical role in our ability to adjust our production mix and capitalize on the market’s shift toward light trucks.”

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Honda Accord and Ridgeline Named as J.D. Power & Associates “2018 APEAL Award” Winners with CR-V and Odyssey Also Highly Ranked

The 2018 Honda Accord and 2018 Ridgeline both won J.D. Power & Associates 2018 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) awards with the 2018 CR-V and 2018 Odyssey placing within the top three in their segments. The Accord topped the Midsize Car category while the Ridgeline was ranked as the best Midsize Pickup, repeating its 2017 win. The CR-V and Odyssey both placed highly in the respective categories of Compact SUV and Minivan.

The J.D. Power & Associates 2018 APEAL Study measures a vehicle’s overall appeal using feedback from owners on their emotional attachment and excitement across 77 attributes, ranging from comfort and feeling of luxury to the sensation of power.

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Rugged Yet Refined 2019 Honda Ridgeline Arriving at Dealerships

  • Exclusive features make Ridgeline the “ultimate tailgate” vehicle
  • Ridgeline combines exceptional ride quality with pickup truck versatility all while obtaining class-leading fuel economy

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline arrives at dealerships nationwide beginning tomorrow with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) of $29,990 (excluding $975 destination and handling). As before, Ridgeline bests the competition with its class-leading EPA2 fuel economy ratings of 19/26/22 (city/highway/combined) for 2WD and 18/25/21 for AWD models.

The Honda Ridgeline is the ultimate tailgate vehicle for sporting events, picnics, and other gatherings thanks to industry-first and exclusive features like a Dual Action Tailgate that provides easy access to the lockable and weather-sealed In-Bed Trunk®, an available in-bed 115V AC power outlet, and a world’s first Truck Bed Audio System.

The 2019 Ridgeline’s high-quality cabin offers an array of standard and available features and technologies. Standout options consist of an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ integration, LED headlights (low beam), 3-zone automatic climate control, an 8-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support, and ambient interior lighting.

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC™ V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) mated to a wide ratio 6-speed automatic transmission, with a peak engine output of 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net). All-wheel-drive models utilize one of Honda’s most advanced AWD technologies – Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4), providing enhanced all-weather performance and handling.

What’s New for 2019? 
Like range-topping Ridgeline models, RT, Sport, and RTL models now include a second USB port, while RTL and RTL-T models add a power sliding rear window and moonroof.

2019 Honda Ridgeline Pricing and EPA Data
Model Transmission MSRP MSRP Including $975 Destination Charge EPA Mileage Rating2
City/Hwy/Combined
2WD
RT 6AT $29,990 $30,965 19 / 26 / 22
Sport 6AT $33,390 $34,365 19 / 26 / 22
RTL 6AT $34,870 $35,845 19 / 26 / 22
RTL-T 6AT $37,000 $37,975 19 / 26 / 22
AWD
Sport 6AT $35,290 $36,265 18 / 25 / 21
RTL 6AT $36,770 $37,745 18 / 25 / 21
RTL-T 6AT $38,900 $39,875 18 / 25 / 21
RTL-E 6AT $41,920 $42,895 18 / 25 / 21
Black Edition 6AT $43,420 $44,395 18 / 25 / 21

The Ridgeline has the largest and most flexible cabin in the midsize pickup truck segment, and offers capabilities for both recreational and professional users who require a higher degree of utility and versatility. Ridgeline’s cargo-hauling and towing capabilities include a class-leading maximum of 1,584-pound (718.5 kg) payload capacity (varies by trim) and up to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) towing. All Ridgelines incorporate a button-operated Intelligent Traction Management System that enables up to four different operating modes: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand for the AWD models, as well as Normal and Snow for 2WD vehicles.

Ridgeline also continues to offer the comprehensive Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The 2019 Ridgeline is expected to receive top of class safety ratings from the NHTSA and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS); in 2017, it became the first and, to date, only pickup truck to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating3 from the IIHS.

A broad range of Honda Genuine Accessories designed specifically for Ridgeline is available for customers to personalize their pickup. The accessories are covered by Honda’s 3-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty if obtained at the time of new vehicle purchase.

Accessories include:

Honda Genuine Accessories
In-Bed Trunk Carpet and Dividers Back-Up Sensors
Bed Extender – Standard and Motorcycle Fender Flares
Hard Tonneau Cover Skid Plate
Illuminated Door Sill Trim Bike, Kayak, Ski, Snowboard, Surfboard Attachments
Camping Tent (extends from bed) Additional Wheel Options
Running Board Options Heated Steering Wheel

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama, is the exclusive manufacturing home4 of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline.

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Eight Honda Models Earn ‘Editors’ Choice’ Awards from Car & Driver Magazine

The editors at Car & Driver magazine have awarded eight Honda models with 2018 “Editors’ Choice” awards, indicating the chosen vehicles are the best in their respective categories and wholeheartedly recommend to buyers. Honda models were recognized across a multitude of segments with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline being the only vehicle of any brand chosen in the mid-size pickup truck category.

The following Honda models are 2018 Car & Driver “Editors’ Choice” award winners:

 

  • Mid-Size Sedans: 2018 Honda Accord
  • Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic
  • Compact Sedans: 2018 Honda Civic Si
  • Compact Coupes and Convertibles: 2018 Honda Civic Si
  • Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • Compact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Civic Hatchback
  • Compact Crossovers/SUVs: 2018 Honda CR-V
  • Subcompact Hatchbacks: 2018 Honda Fit
  • Minivans/Vans: 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • Mid-Size Pickup Trucks: 2018 Honda Ridgeline

More information about the Car & Driver “Editors’ Choice” awards and the winning Honda vehicles can be found at: http://caranddriver.com/2018editorschoice

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Honda Claims Five 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards

Honda has earned multiple accolades in the 2018 Kelley Blue Book Resale Value Awards with the all-new 2018 Accord and Odyssey, plus 2018 Fit and HR-V all taking home top honors in their respective segments and the 2018 Ridgeline making the top 10 for Best Overall Resale Value.

The 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Awards honor automakers’ outstanding achievements in producing vehicles that best retain their value over the first five years (60 months) of new-vehicle ownership, a very good indicator of a model’s overall value-retention ability.

Honda’s 2018 Kelley Blue Book Best Resale Value Award winners include:

  • Best Resale Value: Midsize Car – 2018 Honda Accord
  • Best Resale Value: Minivan – 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • Best Resale Value: Subcompact Car – 2018 Honda Fit
  • Best Resale Value: Subcompact SUV/Crossover – 2018 Honda HR-V
  • Best Resale Value: Top 10 – 2018 Honda Ridgeline

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2017, 93% of all Honda and Acura vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

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Honda Accord, Ridgeline, Pilot, Civic and HR-V Receive 2018 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards

Five Honda models; the all-new Accord, Ridgeline, Pilot, Civic and HR-V, each took home top honors in their respective categories in the 2018 Consumer Guide® Automotive Best Buy Awards.

Honda’s five category winners are as follows:

  • Compact Pickup: Honda Ridgeline
  • Midsize Crossover: Honda Pilot
  • Compact Car: Honda Civic
  • Subcompact Crossover: Honda HR-V
  • Midsize Car: Honda Accord

Each year Consumer Guide Automotive editors select the best vehicles from 20 segments to receive Best Buy Awards, with vehicle price and value being major factors in their selection process. By prioritizing these key consideration points in the car-buying process, the Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Awards serve a practical purpose to everyday car shoppers. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, Consumer Guide Automotive is one of the most trusted names in the automobile industry.

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2018 Honda Ridgeline Named as The Car Connection Best Pickup to Buy

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Recognizing its broad capabilities coupled with passenger comfort and driving refinement, The Car Connection named the 2018 Honda Ridgeline as the 2018 Best Pickup to Buy. Along with class-leading fuel efficiency and an impressive list of standard and available features, the powerful and refined 2018 Honda Ridgeline is the only pickup truck to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating1  from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (2018 model not yet rated by IIHS).

For more information about the 2018 Honda Ridgeline please visit: hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/ridgeline