2017 Honda Ridgeline

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Honda Ridgeline highlights

Customer rating


  • Great ride and handling thanks to independent rear suspension
  • Two-way tailgate and lockable in-bed trunk
  • Roomy cab is comfortable and great for storage


  • Touchscreen is frustrating to use
  • Doesn't feature the low-range gearing or underbody clearance of a typical truck
  • Lower towing capacity than its competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 25 highway, 21 combined

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2017 Honda Ridgeline kicks off a new generation

Honda redesigned the Ridgeline for 2017, significantly improving on the first generation of the pickup, which was sold from 2006 to 2014. Honda stayed true to what made the Ridgeline work in the first place by focusing on comfort, utility, and versatility.

With that in mind, Honda retained the Ridgeline's SUV-like unibody construction and four-wheel independent suspension to deliver a higher level of ride comfort than you'll find in competitors like the Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado. The Ridgeline also has a two-way tailgate and lockable in-bed trunk, making it one of the most storage-friendly midsize pickups available. That bed measures 40-inches wide and 5 feet long, impressive for a truck of its class.

But this is not a go-anywhere, do-anything pickup. The Ridgeline offers less towing capacity (5,000 pounds in all-wheel drive configuration when properly equipped) than its rivals and its relatively low ground clearance means this isn't the truck for you if rock crawling is your idea of a dream weekend. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

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5 reasons to buy the 2017 Honda Ridgeline

What We Like

Comfort: You won't find a more comfortable midsize pickup truck. The Ridgeline's unibody construction and independent suspension mean it’s more closely related to an SUV than to other trucks, and it definitely delivers a comfortable, car-like ride.

Interior: The Ridgeline's roomy interior is complemented by its quality materials and well-thought-out controls. It's also easy to get in and out of compared to the competition, thanks to its lower floor.

Storage: There are plenty of places to store your stuff, including a lockable trunk in the bed and a wide, flat floor inside the cab that is easily accessible when the rear seats are folded up. You’ll also find tons of spots to stash and organize small items in the cabin.

What Needs Improvement

Truck stuff: This isn't the truck for you if you're looking for 4x4 or best-in-class towing. The Ridgeline is a capable all-around truck that will satisfy the needs of most drivers, but some may be left wanting while watching better loaded trucks drive by.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Based on customer reviews, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a great car for anyone that needs to haul lots of gear or more space for storage. The Ridgeline has a comfortable ride, good mileage, and storage under the bed.
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

RTL-T 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bed Liner
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • CD Audio
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Sensors

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 40.9"/R 36.7"

Head room

F 40.1"/R 38.8"

Front tires


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Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



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