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Honda Ridgeline

Honda Ridgeline side view

Pros and cons of the Honda Ridgeline

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Two-way tailgate
  • Large, lockable in-bed box
  • Infotainment system not user-friendly
  • Low towing capacity
  • Intrusive electronic driver aids
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Honda Ridgeline

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Honda Ridgeline

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption12.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.5 L/100km
  • Width2116 - 2279 mm
  • Length5335 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Honda Ridgeline

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Honda Ridgeline 2017 - present is available in 5 trims:

LX trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the LX trim:
  • CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the LX trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:655 km

Sport trim features and specs

Available with the Sport trim:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Sport trim:
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Sport trim:
  • CD player
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the Sport trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:655 km

EX-L trim features and specs

Available with the EX-L trim:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the EX-L trim:
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the EX-L trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the EX-L trim:
  • CD player
  • Front sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the EX-L trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:655 km

Touring trim features and specs

Available with the Touring trim:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Touring trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Touring trim:
  • CD disc changer
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors
  • Navigation system
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the Touring trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:655 km

Black Edition trim features and specs

Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated rear seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Crew cab
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Lane departure warning
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Black Edition trim:
  • CD disc changer
  • Digital radio
  • Front sensors
  • Navigation system
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Keyless entry
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the Black Edition trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 280 hp
City consumption:12.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:655 km

Overview of the Honda Ridgeline

Learn about the Honda Ridgeline

Summary

The Honda Ridgeline is consistently rated as one of the top compact pickup trucks in North America. With a smooth ride and comfortable interior, the truck's driving experience is often favourably compared to that of a mid-sized car. Though its V6 280-hp engine offers a lower than average towing capacity at its base levels, drivers can opt to add all-wheel drive which increases its tow rating by 1,500 pounds. With this add-on, you'll be more than capable of bringing your boat down to the cabin for the weekend or picking up a load of wood for your woodstove.

Safety

All models of the Honda Ridgeline performed well in safety tests. Many, including the most recent model, received top overall ratings for its class from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Models from 2010 come with an impressive list of safety features, including:

  • Stability control, which helps you to maintain control and decrease the risk of a roll-over
  • Front, side-impact, and overhead airbags in case of collision
  • Brake and lane-watch assist to alert you of people, vehicles or other obstacles in your blind spot (newer models)

Interior

A significant upside to purchasing the Honda Ridgeline is the comfortable interior. Heated front and rear seats are available in more recent models. Drivers can also opt for a heated steering wheel and tri-zone climate control, putting your comfort very much in your hands. The Honda Ridgeline is a family-friendly truck, with three full sets of LATCH seats coming standard in each model. Materials used to make up the seat and consoles are soft to the touch, durable and easy to clean.

Technology

The Honda Ridgeline pickup truck comes with a good range of technological features. At the centre of many of these features is the available infotainment system. In the most recent models, it comes standard with an 8-inch display and Apple and Android integration. Some complain that the infotainment system is confusing and hard to use, but a quick review of the user manual should clear things up for most users. Other features available on newer models include:

  • Truck-bed audio system, so you can play your music outdoors during BBQs or while camping (2017)
  • 200-watt audio system, featuring seven speakers and a subwoofer (from 2018)

Entertainment-wise, older models around 2011 only come standard with a six-speaker CD/mp3 stereo and auxiliary audio jack, while Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to easily connect your phone, became available on RTL models as of 2009.

Space

The Honda Ridgeline comes with a ton of cabin space. With seating for up to five, it makes it easy to take your family or friends down to the lake on the weekend. It also includes rear foldable seats, giving you extra storage space in the cabin for cargo. This might come in handy given that the truck bed is on the smaller side at 5.3 feet and a volume of 34 cubic feet.

Comfort

Powered by a 3.5 L V6 engine, the Honda Ridgeline is a lot of fun to drive. Honda has focused on comfort giving the vehicle MacPherson strut suspension so that it can take the bumps with ease. Though, it is worth noting that performance may suffer if you approach max towing capacity. 

Frequently asked questions about the Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline is made exclusively in the United States, manufactured in Honda's manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Alabama.

While there is no manual transmission available with the Honda Ridgeline, drivers have the option of a five- or six-speed automatic transmission.

The bed length of the Honda Ridgeline depends on the model year. A 6.6 ft. bed is available first-generation models, while a 6.9 ft. bed is available in models produced after 2017.

Yes, all Honda Ridgelines are built from a unibody frame. This helps to reduce the weight of the vehicle and leads to better handling and fuel economy.

No, the Honda Ridgeline comes standard with front-wheel drive across all model years and trim level. Drivers can upgrade to all-wheel drive in most models for additional traction.