2026 Honda Ridgeline.
Since we have no official news of a next-generation Honda Ridgeline pickup, why not imagine one?
Honda’s revised large platform has already given us the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot. We know a new Honda Passport is next. Since the Odyssey minivan is still selling pretty well, we could maybe expect a new generation something next year, after the new Passport.
Just like the Odyssey, there is no news about a new Ridgeline. The current generation came out in 2016. It is quite old and still shares its interior with the current Passport, which is from the previous generation Honda Pilot. The Ridgeline has a very smooth and comfortable pickup. It almost rides like a luxury car. But the second generation design is much more conservative than the first generation was. And that more “truck-like” design never translated into a huge bump in sales. Although numbers have actually been improving a bit with 42,762 of them sold last year. However, the newer Nissan Frontier was much more popular with over 76,000 units sold.
There is no doubt the Ridgeline is due for a redesign if Honda wants to keep it around. It shares so much with the Passport I do not expect a possible next generation to ever be as cool or original as the first one. Which of course, wasn’t for everyone, but the current one doesn’t seem to be either…
I think the first-generation Ridgeline was much more modern-looking than the current one. And the interior still looks good! Compared to the super conservative current Honda designs.