2014 Honda Ridgeline

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Honda Ridgeline highlights

Customer rating


  • Better handling and ride comfort than the competition
  • Cabin is roomy and comfortable
  • Bed features lockable storage locker and two-way tailgate


  • Less towing capacity than competitors
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Fewer features than its competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

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2014 Honda Ridgeline offers SUV comfort and truck versatility

The 2014 Honda Ridgeline prioritizes comfort and versatility over muscle and grit, leaning on its SUV-based design to deliver the smoothest ride in the midsize pickup truck category. 2014 was the final year for the first-generation Ridgeline, and not much changed, save for the addition of the Special Edition trim level, which includes all the truck's optional bells and whistles.

Honda keeps it simple by offering the Ridgeline in just a few flavors. You can get the pickup with four doors, a V6 engine and all-wheel drive for all trim levels. The cab is spacious and versatile, giving passengers plenty of room to store their gear. The 5-foot bed features an in-floor storage locker and the tailgate both folds down and swings out.

While the Ridgeline's versatility is impressive, it doesn't deliver the traditional Truck stuff: craved by some shoppers. Its towing capacity is lower than competitors like the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado, and its lighter-duty suspension makes it less-suited to boulder-crawling and off-roading.

All Honda Ridgeline years

What is new for the 2014 Honda Ridgeline?

  • The Ridgeline is available in a new trim called the SE.
  • Ridgeline trims have been upgraded with Bed Liner as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Defroster and Bed Cover features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 Honda Ridgeline

What We Like

Driving: The Ridgeline's independent suspension and unibody construction provide a smooth, quiet ride compared to the competition, and its handling feels responsive to steering inputs. It doesn’t get the best fuel economy, but it’s otherwise easy to live with in everyday driving.

Interior: The interior is roomy, well-appointed and a pleasant place for passengers to spend time. It's also painless to get in and out of the Ridgeline, which is not always the case in midsize pickups. Controls and knobs inside the vehicle are clearly labeled and straightforward to use.

Storage: The lockable in-bed trunk is the Ridgeline's stand-out feature, along with the two-way, swinging tailgate. But those aren't the only nifty storage features on Honda's pickup; the 60/40-split rear seats fold up to make way for large items, and the Ridgeline does not want for cupholders.

What Needs Improvement

Truck stuff: The Honda Ridgeline is a solid, versatile midsize pickup, but it falls short of competitors in towing and off-road capability. If you're looking for a truck that can crawl boulders or stretch the limits of towing capacity, check out the competition.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.7 out of 5

7 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Honda Ridgeline an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Honda Ridgeline 5th out of 8 among Midsize Trucks.

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Honda Ridgeline features and specs

RT 4WD/AWD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bed Liner
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bed Cover
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Rear Defroster
  • Running Boards

Drive Wheels

Four Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 40.8"/R 36.4"

Head room

F 40.7"/R 39.1"

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Max towing capacity

500/5000 lbs.



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