2006 Honda Ridgeline - Road Test Specs

2006 Honda Ridgeline Trucks

(3.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic 5.0 ft. Bed)
Vehicle
Model year2006
MakeHonda
ModelRidgeline
StyleRTL
Base MSRP$32,640
As-tested MSRP$32,640
Drivetrain
Drive type4WD
Engine typeSOHC V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)255 @ 5,750
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)252 @ 4,500
Transmission type5-Speed Automatic
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent w/ stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent w/ stabilizer bar
Steering typePower rack and pinion
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLTX
Tire size, front245/65SR17
Tire size, rear245/65SR17
Brakes, front4-Wheel Disc w/ ABS
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)5.70
0-60 mph (sec.)9.03
0-75 mph (sec.)13.51
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.03 @ 82.97
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)34.16
60-0 mph (ft.)132.27
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)57.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)42.6
Sound level @ idle (dB)Low
@ Full throttle (dB)72
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsUnder full throttle acceleration the Ridgeline shifts at 5,900rpm, even though redline is marked at 6,250rpm and the rev limiter cuts in at 6,400rpm. The 3.5 V6 offers very even power delivery from idle to redline, and the transmission times each shift perfectly. With all wheel drive traction is not an issue, and power braking the truck actually slowed it down.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsWe noted subtle ABS vibration during hard stops. The pedal feels good nder anything less than maximum braking, but under hard braking the pedal feels a little too stiff and offers very little feedback. The vehicle stopped straight, but we also noted some fade over the course of four stops.
Handling ratingExcellent
Handling commentsThe Ridgeline's steering and suspension are highly refined for a truck, and the all wheel drive system works well. Stability control isn't overly intrusive, and it effectively pulls the truck back into line when things start to get loose. The engine doesn't make enough bottom end torque for away from the last set of cones, but overall the truck is smooth and confidence inspiring.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)Not Tested
Temperature (F)Not Tested
Wind (mph, direction)Not Tested
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 City 21Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)14.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)6050
Length (in.)206.8
Width (in.)76.3
Height (in.)71.2
Wheelbase (in.)122.0
Legroom, front (in.)40.8
Legroom, rear (in.)36.4
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Headroom, rear (in.)39.0
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)9 cu. ft.
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)9 cu. ft.
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / Unlimited Mileage
Roadside assistanceN/A
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionN/A
Emergency assistance systemN/A
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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