2017 Honda Ridgeline

Buyer's Guide

Honda's iconoclastic Ridgeline returns to the market after a two-year hiatus and is ready to shake up the midsize truck segment once more.

Available exclusively in a crew-cab configuration with a short bed, the Ridgeline shares its unibody platform with the latest Pilot midsize crossover. Multi-amplitude dampers and a fully independent rear suspension offer a smoother ride of any pickup, not to mention steering that's more like a crossover than a truck. With a standard Class III towing hitch and a tow rating of 5,000 lbs, the Ridgeline matches the Honda Pilot, but trails the Tacoma, Frontier, and Colorado, the latter of which can tow up to 7,000 lbs.

On the other hand, the Ridgeline has an impressively useful bed, accessed through a dual-hinged tailgate that swings both down and out. With its lower walls, increased width, and flat floor, the Ridgeline can now accommodate objects as wide as four feet across. The unique bed is made from SMC (plastic) and doesn't require a bed liner. It also features a watertight, lockable trunk, and has eight tie-down cleats for securing objects. Maximum payload is 713 kg. Certain trim levels receive a 115-volt AC power outlet and there's even an optional speaker system built right into the bed.

All Ridgelines use a 3.5-litre direct-injected V6 engine with cylinder deactivation. The engine produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, which represents an increase of 30 hp and 15 lb-ft of torque over the previous generation. The standard transmission is a six-speed automatic, and all-wheel-drive is standard. The i-VTM4 system eschews the typical low-range mode found in trucks for a fully automatic and SUV-like all-wheel drive system with selectable driving modes. The setup automatically adjusts the power distribution between the front and rear wheels for optimal traction. Fuel efficiency ratings for the new Ridgeline are not yet available, but Honda claims the Ridgeline to be the most frugal V6-powered truck in the segment.

The Ridgeline is available in five trims, ranging from the base LX to the range-topping Black Edition. Standard features include proximity key wth push-button start, remote engine starter, LED headlights and taillights, heated front seats, a multi-angle reverse camera, and an 8.0-inch display audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Available high-end features include two-tone leather upholstery, heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and tri-zone climate control system.

All Ridgelines come with a 60/40 split folding rear bench that flips up to reveal a large under-seat storage. The flat cabin floor allows bulky objects such as big boxes or mountain bikes to be carried inside the cabin with ease.

Impressively, all Ridgelines come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. That means even the most basic LX trim receives radar cruise control, forward collision warning, emergency autonomous braking, lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning. The Sport and EX-L trim add Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot camera system, while the Touring and Black Edition feature a blind-spot monitoring system. Most of the Ridgeline's rivals are unavailable with these safety features.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Specifications

There are 5 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $36,790 MSRP
11.2
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
280 hp @6000 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Body style Truck
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4WD Crew Cab LX $36,790 5 Truck
4WD Crew Cab LX 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab LX N/A 78.6" 70.8" 125.2"
4WD Crew Cab LX
4WD Crew Cab LX Cloth Seats
4WD Crew Cab LX
4WD Crew Cab LX
4WD Crew Cab Sport $39,790 5 Truck
4WD Crew Cab Sport 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab Sport N/A 78.6" 70.8" 125.2"
4WD Crew Cab Sport
4WD Crew Cab Sport Cloth Seats
4WD Crew Cab Sport
4WD Crew Cab Sport
4WD Crew Cab EX-L $42,790 5 Truck
4WD Crew Cab EX-L 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab EX-L N/A 78.6" 70.8" 125.2"
4WD Crew Cab EX-L
4WD Crew Cab EX-L Leather Seats
4WD Crew Cab EX-L
4WD Crew Cab EX-L
4WD Crew Cab Touring $47,290 5 Truck
4WD Crew Cab Touring 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab Touring N/A 78.6" 70.8" 125.2"
4WD Crew Cab Touring
4WD Crew Cab Touring Leather Seats
4WD Crew Cab Touring
4WD Crew Cab Touring
4WD Crew Cab Black Edition $48,790 5 Truck
4WD Crew Cab Black Edition 280 hp @6000 rpm 262 ft-lb @4700 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
4WD Crew Cab Black Edition N/A 78.6" 70.8" 125.2"
4WD Crew Cab Black Edition
4WD Crew Cab Black Edition Leather Seats
4WD Crew Cab Black Edition
4WD Crew Cab Black Edition

Expert Review Articles

by Tom Sedens
February 01, 2017
The all-new un-truck from Honda is easier on the eyes and gets better in every way
by Justin Pritchard
September 28, 2016
All-new Ridgeline maintains handy touches from the original, drives like a great big Honda Accord
by James Bergeron
May 12, 2016
Back in 2005 when announced and released the first generation Ridgeline as a 2006 model the automotive world was a buzz.
by Sabrina Giacomini
January 12, 2016
The Ridgeline is back after a three-year hiatus.

Owner Reviews: 2017 Honda / Ridgeline

Average Rating

2007 Honda Ridgeline

Trim: exl
by love2play5 on 10-17-2012
honda ridgeline 2007
great truck for a home owner that like to do a lot of extra work around the house. can haul just about anything the big trucks can and with less gas and looking better.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2010 Honda Ridgeline

by FionaS on 10-16-2012
Best Mid-sized truck on the road!
We switched to the Honda Ridgeline because it was the only mid-sized truck out there. The Ford sports trac was a little too snug and the Ford F150 was a deal breaker at the gas pump. We love the hidden trunk when we go shopping and also all the room inside the cab. The best part is the trip to the gas station isn't as often or as expensive as a full sized truck, and you don't have to sacrifice room in the cab or power in your motor. Smooth ride and great mileage, especially on the highway. Great family truck!
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2010 Honda Ridgeline

by paperboy on 10-12-2012
Truck luxury
This is perfect for a person who needs a truck and wants to drive in comfort and ease. The interior makes you feel like you are riding in luxury and GPS is highly functional.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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