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2017 Honda Ridgeline

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Honda Ridgeline highlights

Customer reviews

4.8 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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)

19 city, 26 highway, 22 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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Explore Honda Ridgeline details

RTL 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bed Liner
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • CD Audio
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Sensors

Drive type

2WD

Engine size

3.5L

Horsepower

280

Torque (ft-lbs)

262

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

19.5

Wheelbase

125.2"

Overall length

210"

Width

78.6"

Height

70.2"

Leg room

F 40.9"/R 36.7"

Head room

F 40.1"/R 38.8"

Front tires

P245/60HR18

Rear tires

P245/60HR18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

4
Excellent

RepairPal gave the Honda Ridgeline an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Honda Ridgeline 4th out of 9 among Midsize Trucks.

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