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Honda Ridgeline
Production 2006-Present
Class Mid-Size Truck
Body Style 4-door pickup
Length 206.8 in.
Width 77.8 in.
Height 70.3 in. (71.2 in. on RTL models)
Wheelbase 122 in.
Weight 4500-4552 lbs.
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Engine 3.5 liter (3471cc) SOHC V6
Power 247 hp @ 5750 RPM
245 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
Similar Ford F-150
Nissan Titan
GMC Sierra
Chevrolet Silverado
Toyota Tundra

The Honda Ridgeline is a pickup truck, sharing its unibody chassis with the Acura MDX and Honda Odyssey. It is powered by a J35A91 3.5L V6 with a 5-speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive. The Ridgeline is the first pickup truck with a fully-independent suspension. The Ridgeline is built in Alliston, Ontario, Canada alongside the Honda Pilot and MDX.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Honda Ridgeline Review.

Recent Changes

It is noted espcially for its use of a unibody frame: unusual in pickup trucks, as well as "car-like" features such as a large "trunk" below the truck bed. The bed is integrated with the body, similar to the Chevrolet Avalanche. Anti-lock brakes, stability assist, side airbags and side-curtain airbags are standard equipment. In concept, the Ridgeline shares much with such vehicles as the car-based Chevrolet El Camino, Ford Ranchero, and the Subaru Baja. The Ridgeline also has a large rear seat with easy folding operations.

2006 Honda Ridgeline delivers the right mix of overall truck capability, towing performance, ruggedness and value

Styles and Major Options

Three trim levels are available:


Today's actual prices for the 2007 Honda Ridgeline can be found at CarsDirect.

Ridgeline Trims




RTL w/ Leather

RTL w/ Leather & Nav.













Gas Mileage

As seen on the website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

  • City: 15 MPG
  • Highway: 20 MPG
  • Combined: 17 MPG


In an online review done by, the Honda Ridgeline ranked third overall amongst popular full-size trucks.

Safety ranked the Ridgeline first in "Safety" amongst popular full-size trucks.

A few key safety features on the Honda Ridgeline:


The 60/40 lift-up rear seats easily fold, creating a large storage area with a flat floor and easy-to- clean, all-weather heavy-duty floor mats.
A power-sliding rear cabin window is standard. The window opens and closes at the push of a button, letting passengers enjoy fresh air without turbulence and excessive wind noise.



  • Aberdeen Green Metallic
  • Billet Silver Metallic
  • Dark Cherry Pearl
  • Formal Black
  • Nimbus Gray Metallic
  • Steel Blue Metallic
  • White


  • Beige
  • Gray
  • Olive

Main Competitors

Hybrid Models

Even though Honda has experienced a great volume of sale of their hybrids: the Civic Hybrid, the Accord Hybrid, and the Insight, they have no plans to create another hybrid vehicle at this time.

Unique Attributes

  • There has never been an In-Bed Trunk - until now.

Resale Values

When considering the purchase of a new vehicle, it's important to keep in mind what the eventual resale value will be. It is expected that the Honda Ridgeline will have a high resale value, as it has only been on the market for a year, and carries the Honda name.

2006 Honda Ridgeline

  • $27,700 - $33,490

2007 Honda Ridgeline

  • $27,800 - $34,940


  • "...the engine lacks the deep torque of a V8 for strong off-the-line pulling." -
  • "Stability control and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS are standard, though grippier tires would help both handling and braking." - Automobile
  • "There is no driver-side vanity mirror and no power adjustment to the passenger seat - though for this kind of money there should be." -
  • The unibody design makes it harder for mechanics to repair after the vehicle has been in a collision
  • Harder to modify. Body lifts cannot be added. Less durable than a body-on-frame designed truck.


First Generation/Origins (2006–present)

The Ridgeline was released in March 2005 as a 2006 model. It is currently one of the best selling trucks in the midsize, 4wd, 4door, shortbed segment. It is rated with a 5,000 lb towing capacity and a 1,100 lb bed capacity. It's unibody combined with a ladder frame chassis gives it 2.5 times more bending rigidity and 20 times more torisional rigidity than any other truck in its segment.


Design quirks and oddities

  • The rear seats of the Honda Ridgeline flip up for more cargo room.


In the short time that the Honda Ridgeline has been out on the market, it has accumulated numerous titles, glories, awards, and accolades. A few noteworthy ones:

  • Motor Trends Truck of the Year for 2006
  • North American Truck of the Year for 2006
  • Detroit News Truck of the Year for 2006
  • Consumer Reports Top Rated Truck
  • J.D. Power & Associates 2005 APEAL Award for the Honda Ridgeline
  • Autobytel 2006 Editors' Choice Award: Truck of the Year for 2006
  • Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) Best New Pickup for 2006
  • On Wheels Incorporated: Ridgeline 2006 Urban Wheel Award for the Urban Truck of the Year
  • Ridgeline wins Strategic Visions coveted "Most Delightful" compact pickup award.
  • Best rollover resistance rating of any pickup tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • First-ever 4-door pickup to earn a 5-star safety rating for both front and side impact crash test performance from the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
  • Society of Plastic Engineers 2005 Grand Award (composite inbed trunk)
  • Car And Driver rates Honda Ridgeline #1 Pick-up.
  • AutoWeek Editors' Choice Award as the Most Significant new vehicle in the show
  • Maxim Truck Of The Year 2006
  • ' Top Ten Tailgater

See also


External Links

This page uses content from Wikipedia; see Honda Ridgeline, which includes these contributors.