2009 Honda Ridgeline Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2009 Honda Ridgeline - Road Test Specs

2009 Honda Ridgeline

(3.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic w/Navi 5.0 ft. Bed)


Model year2009
StyleRTL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB w/Navi (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$36,530
Options on test vehicleNone
As-tested MSRP$37,200


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,471cc (212 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainSingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)250 @ 5,700
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)247 @ 4,300
Transmission type5-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=2.697; II=1.606; III=1.071; IV=0.766; V=0.538; R=1.899; Final=4.53


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)18.5:1
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelCTX M/S
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP245/60R18 T
Tire size, rearP245/60R18 T
Wheel size245/60/R18
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)5.7
0-60 mph (sec.)9.0
0-75 mph (sec.)13.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.98
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)82.35
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)35.51
60-0 mph (ft.)140.82
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)58.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.76
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.7
@ Full throttle (dB)76.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNoticeable sound change from engine at 4,250 rpm. Smooth shifts but may be too quick.
Braking ratingAcceptable
Braking commentsNoticeable gravelly sound from tires, good initial bite but that's about all. ABS pumping is obvious.
Handling ratingAcceptable
Handling commentsVDC uses throttle and brakes to adjust but too late. With VDC off, easy to drive on the limit of understeer using just on/off throttle.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)100.3
Wind (mph, direction)4.88

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)15 city/20 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.4
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,564
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,544
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58/42
Length (in.)207.0
Width (in.)77.8
Height (in.)71.2
Wheelbase (in.)122.0
Track, front (in.)67.1
Track, rear (in.)66.9
Turning circle (ft.)42.6
Legroom, front (in.)40.8
Legroom, rear (in.)36.4
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Headroom, rear (in.)39.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)63.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)62.6
Seating capacity5
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)8.5


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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