Unlike the Pilot TrailSport, the pickup’s off-road model doesn’t get any extra ground clearance.
The 2024 Honda Ridgeline is getting a few revisions, most notably a revised interior that learns a few lessons from the Pilot SUV and a new TrailSport trim level that features all-terrain tires and off-road–oriented suspension tuning. Those expecting a total model redesign – following the 2023 Pilot’s lead – may be disappointed, but Honda says the 2024 Ridgeline’s alterations will keep fans of the truck happy.
Chief among them is that TrailSport model. The automaker says the 2024 Ridgeline TrailSport is the most capable pickup it’s ever made, owing to unique damper tuning that helps improve traction and articulation. Unlike the Pilot TrailSport, the Ridgeline (and its Passport sibling) don’t get any additional lift from their off-road suspension. One genuinely welcome addition to the Ridgeline TrailSport is a set of all-terrain tires. Mounted on 18-inch wheels shared with the Passport TrailSport, the General Grabber A/T Sport rubber will almost assuredly provide more traction than the all-season tires used by other members of the Ridgeline family.
The Ridgeline also gets tweaked fascias front and rear. The grille’s mesh design is new this year, and a new tailgate gets the truck’s name stamped into its contours. And if you go for that TrailSport trim, you also get orange upholstery stitching and exterior badging, plus available Diffuse Sky Blue paint. The rest of the Honda pickup’s design is carryover, as is its engineering under the skin. A standard all-wheel-drive system with active rear torque vectoring continues into 2024, as does a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet, as well as a 5,000-pound towing capacity.