Honda Ridgeline

Honda Ridgeline

About Honda Ridgeline

Honda's Ridgeline will appeal to people who want a vehicle that drives like an SUV, has the cushy creature comforts and technology of an SUV, yet has a truck bed and can still carry payload and tow. The Ridgeline, all-new for 2017, is more capable, more fuel efficient, nicer to drive, more tech-savvy and, honestly, much better looking than the truck it replaces. The Ridgeline may not be ideal for people seeking a traditional truck, but for those who welcome a practical compromise between truck and SUV, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline may push all the right buttons. Smaller than a half-ton pickup, the Ridgeline should appeal to those who are looking for a more refined alternative to the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Honda Ridgeline
What's new for 2017?
2017 Honda Ridgeline

The 2017 Ridgeline uses a new lighter, stronger platform, and has a more efficient, more powerful engine. While its quieter interior is loaded with tech-friendly features and there are all-new truck bed innovations for work and play, what's really creating a buzz is the new Ridgeline's more truck-like styling.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 9.4
  • MPG 18|25
2014 Honda Ridgeline
What's new for 2014?
2014 Honda Ridgeline

New for the Ridgeline for 2014 is the addition to the line of the Special Edition model. It includes 18-inch alloy wheels with black-trimmed spokes, Special Edition badging, the black trim package from the Sport model and the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, with Voice Recognition and Zagat Survey restaurant information.

2013 Honda Ridgeline
What's new for 2013?
2013 Honda Ridgeline

After a facelift last year, the Honda Ridgeline gets few changes for 2013. A rearview camera is now standard across the line.

2012 Honda Ridgeline
What's new for 2012?
2012 Honda Ridgeline

The 2012 Honda Ridgeline gets a new Sport trim that includes black-painted 18-inch wheels, a black honeycomb grille, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, and more. All 2012 Honda Ridgeline trucks receive a new grille and headlight treatment, as well as a 1-mpg increase in highway fuel economy..

2011 Honda Ridgeline
What's new for 2011?
2011 Honda Ridgeline

Still fresh from its redesign in 2009, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline carries on with no major changes. Of note, not even its press release was changed...

2010 Honda Ridgeline
What's new for 2010?
2010 Honda Ridgeline

Fresh from its redesign last year, the 2010 Ridgeline carries on with no major changes.

2009 Honda Ridgeline
What's new for 2009?
2009 Honda Ridgeline

The 2009 Honda Ridgeline gets a major refresh job, with a new grille, new front and rear bumpers and an updated interior. Other changes include more horsepower from the 3.5-liter V6 and a standard trailer hitch on all models.

2008 Honda Ridgeline
What's new for 2008?
2008 Honda Ridgeline

No major changes for 2008.

2007 Honda Ridgeline
What's new for 2007?
2007 Honda Ridgeline

A new trim level, the RTX, is added to the line and includes a trailer hitch as well as gray alloy wheels and color-keyed door handles. All models receive a driver's-side illuminated vanity mirror and four new colors.

Consumer Reviews

Best Honda Ever

By on Thursday, December 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Ride, Comfort, Quality"

Cons: "Brake pedal feel. Too much pedal travel"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This is my 4th Honda and definitely the best. They got the redesign totally right. It runs, rides, and handles perfectly. This vehicle is very well thought out from looks to location of controls etc. They are a little pricey but worth every penny."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

New to trucks but got it right.

By on Thursday, January 5, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Best all around package in a mid-size, best ride."

Cons: "Height over ground could be a little higher up."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The Honda Ridgeline is my second mid-life crisis and my first truck. All I can say is that I got it right. I have the RTL-T and this vehicle is the best I have ever owned. I am not a "real truck guy," but I needed a new vehicle capable of covering all my needs for the foreseeable and distant future and at 55 I wanted something different, something I had never had before. The Ridgline's combination of luxury ride, more than sufficient truck capabilities, cargo features and technological toys provides more car/truck performance than I will ever need. I read an article that described the Ridgeline as perfect for a family guy who needs a comfortable quality family vehicle that has truck capabilities to haul sheet rock from Loew's on the weekends. That's me! I will also use it to tailgate at West Point for Army football games. I can't wait to try out the trunk under the bed as a cooler. It has a drain plug, so by the time I get home the trunk will be dry. As to the weak points the reviews speak about when comparing to other competitors in the class, all I can say is that I can live with them. The criticisms of the infotainment/navigation system might be correct by expert standards but really don't matter that much in everyday use and you get used to them. Take for instance the criticism of the touchscreen and radio. I will admit that I have never had these tech toys before so I might be just a bit enthralled to have them right now, but I don't find them as annoying or hard to use as the reviews make out. What none of the reviews tell you is that Honda also gives you radio controls on the steering wheel controlled by the left hand. They are very easy to use. There may be better systems in other trucks, but I don't find the Honda's to be as bad as the reviews make out. In conclusion and in my opinion, the Ridgline gives you the best overall package of features and capabilities in the compact segment. No truck is perfect and has it all, but this truck is perfect for most of us "ordinary" people. If you have specific needs such as towing 7000 pounds or driving over boulders you may have to look elsewhere. While not the cheapest platform out there I have always believed you get what you pay for. With the Honda Ridgeline you will be getting real long lasting value and durability for your money. I think it is going to be well worth it over the long haul."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Good Vechile

By on Sunday, October 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great gas milage, getting 29 miles to the gallon."

Cons: "Wish it had an area to hide my spare change."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have own 3 Toyota Tacoma. I picked the Ridgeline over the Tacoma for the following reason. I do like the dual function tail gate and the lights in the truck bed. I also like have the truck in the truck bed. The cabin is quieter then my Tacoma and the ride is smoother. I do miss the height of the Tacoma. I also like having ac vent to the back of the truck. If you do not do much off roading I would recommend this truck."

29 people out of 32 found this review helpful

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