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Honda Ridgeline Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 247 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2007 Honda Ridgeline

  • Though its multipurpose mission inherently involves a few compromises, the 2007 Honda Ridgeline is nonetheless a solid choice for consumers wanting a vehicle that offers both pickup utility and carlike ease of use.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sporty driving dynamics, versatile and comfortable interior, innovative cargo features, dent-resistant composite bed.

  • Cons

    Uncomfortable rear seat, only one engine choice, limited off-road ability, poor outward visibility.

  • What's New for 2007

    Only minor changes occur to the 2007 Honda Ridgeline. There's a new RTX trim level, and the RTL trim level now has a standard sunroof.

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Customer Reviews

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Love it.. and wife does

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought my 2007 RTL (noNav) in July 2012. 47K miles on it - but it looks and runs like new. Last truck was an F150 - which I loved; but life doesn't demand a full 4 x 8 bed any more. Nothing to gripe about with the Ridgeline. I see people think the MPG could be better, but at the same time they don't find that a sticking point. It's like driving a luxury sedan when you're on the highway. But you have the confidence of a truck both on and off road. My mechanic, and others I spoke to can't comment on them - I have to assume that's a statement of reliability !!




100k+ miles and almost zero

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my Ridgeline in 2007, I had to wait for almost 3 weeks for it to be built and delivered and have been happy ever since. I have had zero issues with it, other than the required services and replacing things that wear out with use. The only 2 issues I have with it would be that I had hoped for better gas mileage (it's essentially the same as a full size F-150), and there are slight blind spots when looking to the rear sides. I've used this as an SUV and to the fullest extent of a truck and never had a single problem. With over 100K miles on it, it still drives like a new vehicle, nothing rattles or feels loose, if you didn't see the mileage, you'd never even guess it had over 100K.



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Best vehicle and most versatile.

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought this truck almost 3 years ago brand new and that's still the way it looks and drives. I moved to GA from NJ and I go back a few times/year. My wife and I love the ride, size, and reliability. We can throw all our stuff for the trip in the bed and the trunk with the dogs riding in the back with the seats folded up, and there's still a ton of room. Despite being a truck I get great mileage and it handles all elements with ease.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Ultra low emmissions vehicle.

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I just bought my Ridgeline, I have been wanting one for years now. My 07 has 60k+ miles but I'll tell you if it didn't have an odometer I would think it was brand new. Honda Certified, the truck drives beautifully. I traded in an Acura TSX. I loved my car but this truck is great. Its everything I need and nothing I don't. Power rear window, moon roof leather try to find that in a competing model without paying out the wazoo.




A wonderful choice of truck

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I sold my 2004 Canyon and leased my 2007 Ridgeline on 1/1/07, and it was an excellent choice. It was quite a step up from the GMC. It has virtually every possible option someone could want on a truck and rides and works just like you’d expect a Honda to do. We are an all Honda family, a total of 5, and they are all trouble free vehicles. The truck did have a minor transmission fluid leak, which required a major (warranty covered) correction. Admittedly, that left me a little concerned about buying it at the end of the lease. I have to say, that other than wishing it got better gas mileage (17 city and 21 highway is not bad for an all wheel drive truck), it’s a wonderful truck.




I miss my ridge

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Vehicle: 2007 Honda Ridgeline RTL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought an RTL in May of 2007. I loved it but traded it 15 months later on a 2008 Jeep Saraha Unlimited. I knew very quickly that I had made a BIG mistake. The Ridgeline is just a great truck. It tows reasonable weights with ease. People are critical of the mileage, but it is a truck. It has the convenience of a truck, the towing of a truck, and the ride of a car. I love the convenience and security of the in bed trunk. The ride and comfort was fabulous. My next purchase will be a New 2010 Ridgeline RTL with navigation! Don't make the mistake that I made. If you want a do just about anything truck, at a reasonable price, with a good track record of reliability the Ridgeline is the best choice!



Full 2007 Honda Ridgeline Review

What's New for 2007

Only minor changes occur to the 2007 Honda Ridgeline. There's a new RTX trim level, and the RTL trim level now has a standard sunroof.

Introduction

Ever tried to take home a load of paving stones from a building supply store or move your teenager's belongings up to college without a truck or SUV? Not so fun. But for a lot of people, owning a truck for those occasional times when it is needed just isn't worth it. That is where the 2007 Honda Ridgeline comes in. For normal use, it pretty much drives like a regular car. When you need to haul stuff, it works pretty well as a pickup, too.

Developed specifically for the U.S. market, the Ridgeline crew cab pickup is based on a heavily modified version of the platform used for the Honda Pilot SUV. Unlike a regular pickup and its traditional "three box" (engine compartment, cab, cargo box) design, the Ridgeline's cabin and bed are fully integrated for better body stiffness. This, along with the fully independent suspension, provides excellent on-road handling and ride comfort.

In terms of utility, there are a number of innovative features. The bed is 5 feet long (about the same as a compact pickup's short bed) and more than 4 feet wide, so it can swallow a standard 4x8-foot sheet of plywood with the tailgate down. The tailgate can opened down or swung out sideways, and underneath the load floor is a hidden 8.5-cubic-foot locking trunk.

There are some downsides. The Ridgeline doesn't take to off-roading very kindly, and its towing and payload capacities aren't quite as high as those of many midsize pickups. Like the Ford Explorer SportTrac, its closest competitor, the 2007 Honda Ridgeline is a good sport-utility vehicle -- and an average truck. On one hand it gives you plenty of passenger space, a very functional interior and enough cargo room to get by on the weekend. It's more comfortable to drive than other midsize trucks and won't dent your wallet as deeply as a full size. If you're realistic about your towing and hauling needs, and can do without the sound of a big V8 or real off-road ability, you'll find the Ridgeline worth the price.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The five-passenger 2007 Honda Ridgeline is a midsize crew cab pickup. Honda offers the Ridgeline in one body style and four trim levels: RT, RTX, RTS and RTL. On the RT you'll find cruise control, powered accessories, keyless entry, air-conditioning and a CD player. The RTX is equipped similarly but has a chrome grille, alloy wheels and a trailer hitch. The RTS adds a power driver seat and an in-dash six-disc CD changer. The top-line Ridgeline RTL features a sunroof, heated outside mirrors, heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio and HomeLink. The RTL is also the only trim level on which Honda offers the optional navigation system with an integrated MP3 auxiliary audio input.

Powertrains and Performance

The Ridgeline draws power from Honda's 3.5-liter single-overhead-cam V6. In this application, it makes 247 horsepower and 245 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic with a transmission cooler is standard. An all-wheel-drive system (dubbed VTM-4 for Variable Torque Management four-wheel drive) is also standard. Towing capacity is 5000 pounds, and the Ridgeline can haul 1550-pound payloads in its bed.

Safety

Standard equipment includes four-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist, seat-mounted side airbags for front occupants, and full-length side curtain airbags. Traction control and stability control are also standard. In NHTSA crash tests, the Honda Ridgeline earned five out of five stars for its protection of occupants in both frontal and side-impact crashes.

Interior Design and Special Features

The front bucket seats are firm, well-shaped and comfortable, but some drivers might find the lack of a telescoping steering wheel to be an annoyance. Rear legroom is better than what's available in many midsize pickups, but comfort is marginal. There are plenty of interior storage compartments, and the 60/40-split rear seat can be flipped up to provide additional cargo space. The Ridgeline's bed is 5 feet long and has a useful hidden lockable trunk that can also serve as a cooler, thanks to a drain plug. One downside, however, is that the spare tire is located inside the trunk, so you'll need to unload the bed and trunk if you ever get a flat.

Driving Impressions

The 2007 Honda Ridgeline is comfortable, quiet and pretty easy to drive. Steering is tight, with just the right amount of resistance and feedback, and the ride is very soft and carlike. The only major annoyance is poor outward visibility. On-road handling is very responsive for a pickup, but off-road trail runs are not the Ridgeline's forte. Likewise, the V6 is smooth, with plenty of power for cruising, but lacks the low-end grunt needed for bigger hauling jobs.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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