“Honda gets dunked on for the Ridgeline’s styling frequently, but it’s not hard to see why. The first-generation truck had bizarre flying buttresses that offered rigidity and some added cargo volume, but created an ungainly, blocky profile. Then, when the second gen rolled up for 2017, designers went too far in the other direction, giving the comfortable and efficient pickup a drooping nose that looked more at home on the Odyssey and Pilot.
Chasing that balance between styling and substance, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline went in for some cosmetic surgery, emerging from the outpatient clinic with just-right pickup proportions. New bodywork from the A-pillar forward and some minor alterations to the rear bumper give the Ridgeline a whole new attitude, looking tougher than its immediate predecessor while still maintaining its smooth ride, spacious interior, and clever storage solutions. As we’ve said in the past, the Ridgeline is the logical choice for most truck buyers, and finally, they won’t have to apologize for its appearance to any truck bros talking smack.” For the full story, check out this article from Motor 1.