2017 Honda Ridgeline Pricing


Edmunds Rating
4.5 / 5.0
Consumer Rating
(171)

Pros

  • Superior ride and handling thanks to independent rear suspension
  • Has unique two-way tailgate and large lockable in-bed truck
  • Sophisticated all-wheel-drive system provides multisurface traction
  • Spacious crew cab is comfortable and handsomely finished

Cons

  • 5,000-pound maximum tow rating drops to 3,500 pounds on front-drive version
  • Lacks the low-range gearing and underbody clearance of typical trucks
  • Maddening touchscreen audio and navigation interface

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Features & Specs

RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Starting MSRP$37,730$41,370$35,930
MPG212122
Seating555
Transmission6-speed automatic6-speed automatic6-speed automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower280 hp @ 6000 rpm280 hp @ 6000 rpm280 hp @ 6000 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Ridgeline safety features:

Collision Mitigation Braking (optional)

This combination of forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking can reduce the severity of front impacts.
Adaptive Cruise Control (optional)

This advanced cruise control system manages following distance as well as speed, and it can be switched to speed-only mode if desired.
Multi-Angle Rearview Camera (standard)

A backup camera is essential because it can be hard to see behind a truck, especially with a full bed. It aids trailer hookup, too.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Honda Ridgeline

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Consumer Rating


Improvements to previous generation are spot on
I previously owned the 2007 version of this truck. When I purchased that truck in 2012 I paid 19K and I sold it for 10K (4 years later) after putting 65K miles on it. That is an amazingly low annual cost. I had absolutely no issues with the previous version. *(Update: I have had zero maintenance issues so far. A few dealership trips to tighten a few fit and finish things, that's it) Needless to say, I put a lot of miles on my car and I wanted better gas mileage and something I knew would last me a long time so I looked at the new version. I also loved the versatility of the Ridgeline and the very good road manners. The improvements are perfect. I absolutely love the option to turn off a few cylinders and go into "eco" mode. I even got 30 MPG wile taking a road trip! My average over the first 2200 miles has been a very respectable 23 MPG. *(Update: now with 26500 miles I have averaged 21 MPG mostly city driving. I will still get 25+ on trips, but most of my miles are city) I love the technology and all the bells and whistles, which is why I opted for the Black Edition. So far, I have appreciated the lane departure and front collision warning, but I am still getting used to the beeping when I get close to things. *(Update: I keep all of these assistive technologies on all of the time. They are super helpful and have become a seamless part of my driving) My kids have loved the Apple Carplay and completely taken over the music which sounds incredible in this truck. They also love the truck-bed audio system and controlling it from their phone through Bluetooth. My biggest compliment to this new version is the ride comfort and quality. *(Update: This continues to be my biggest compliment. This is simply a very nice ride!) Clearly Honda made very significant improvements to the sound dampening because it is very quiet in the cabin even at freeway speeds. Everything feels quicker and more nimble. The engine has lots of power especially when eco mode is off. *(Update: I purchased a 3500lb popup camper and it tows beautifully. Lots of power and good control, I always felt secure) I did completely fill the bed and the interior and while the suspension felt a little softer, it was still very secure. The headlights are amazing, I can see things clearly at night. *(Update: Seriously, these headlights are amazing. I am consistently appreciative of how effective they are especially on dark, rainy nights.) I was also so amazed when the brights turned off automatically when I was driving on a country road at night and there was an oncoming car. Yes, the controls for the touchscreen take a little while to get used to, but I actually appreciated that some of the features and settings were limited to when I was not driving so as to not distract the driver. Now that I am used to them I appreciate them, but I do think a physical lever or button for sound would be nice beyond the steering wheel controls. I really like the red accents and lighting but in all honesty, I was disappointed that in this top of the line black edition the red lighting was only in the front seat-wells and door handles and there were none for the back seats. The interior has good quality and soft materials. I did notice that the access to the back seats through the doors is a little less on this new model. Not a big deal but getting bigger things into the back seat is a little more challenging. (Update: I have not been impeded at all by the access in the rear seats, and no one who has ever been a passenger back there has mentioned it.) I really like the new exterior styling, very sleek. While not an overly rugged looking truck, it appeals to me because it looks sophisticated and at home in the city which is where I do the majority of my driving. I do not consider myself an off-roader but I did take this new truck out on the beach and tested out the "sand mode" and it performed with flying colors. My previous version was simply stunning in the snow so I expect the same with this generation. *(Update: I've been through a few snowstorms here including an ice + 10 inch snow event and it performed perfectly even w/o chains) No deals to be had at the dealership, at least not yet while demand is high and inventory is low. Overall, I believe that Honda took the best parts of the Ridgeline (ride quality, performance, versatility, features) and improved each one significantly. They also fixed my biggest complaint with the previous version (16 mpg average in mixed driving). I also fit the demographic Honda was targeting very well: mostly city driver, rarely tows/hauls/offroads but wants the versatility only a truck can provide while also wanting the comfort of an SUV. Bingo! *(Update: my big takeaway after 26500 miles and 19 months: This is a solid, comfortable, versatile and quiet truck that makes me feel secure in all of the driving situations I have been in so far. It has been a pleasurable 26500 miles. I expect many more! Kudos, Honda)
New Reigning Champion
I traded an 09 Nissan Frontier 4x4 for my new Honda Ridgeline Black Edition. I couldn't be happier with the upgrade. Some question the Honda's "truckiness", but those criticisms are strangely self serving in some weird way. Those who are compelled to point out that the Tacoma, Canyons or Frontier in their most able iterations can out-haul or traverse a more dire off road terrain than the Ridgeline appear to believe that most people buy trucks for such purposes. Research has shown that 94% of truck buyers rarely undertake those endeavors. Just as we often see large 7 passenger SUVs occupied by the driver only. The truth is the Ridgeline rides, drives and handles better than the competition. It's better on fuel economy, has more technology and user friendly options than the competition. And, for doing the work that 95% of truck buyers do, it does it just as well as the others. New champ in town. Long live the Champ!
The Truck you need, if not the one you want.
I liked the looks of the Tacoma and Colorado quite a bit more than the Ridgeline but after test driving all three, there was no doubt in my mind which one I would buy. If not the comfort, then the tech, if not the tech, then the active safety equipment. I absolutely love the fold up rear seats and the trunk bed, well worth the slightly higher bed height

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The Honda Ridgeline is a new answer to an old problem: How do you make a big truck small? The usual solution is build a full-size truck in miniature, with body-on-frame construction and a solid axle in the rear. The new-for-2017 Honda Ridgeline has found another path. It's built like a crossover SUV, with unibody construction and four-wheel independent suspension. The result is a pickup truck that trumps other midsize trucks in terms of ride, handling and overall smoothness.

And yet this innovative design doesn't impact its usability as much as you might expect: The Ridgeline's pickup bed is longer and wider than the competition's, and it carries more cargo. It has a two-way tailgate and an innovative in-bed trunk: a sizable (and lockable) storage bin beneath the bed floor.

Yes, there are compromises. The Ridgeline tows less than other midsize trucks, which generally pull in the 6,000- to 7,500-pound range. The Ridgeline with optional all-wheel drive is limited to 5,000 pounds. The two-wheel-drive Ridgeline is rated for just 3,500 pounds of towing. (It's also front-wheel-drive, not rear-wheel.) And while the all-wheel-drive system is great for bad-weather traction, the lack of a low range, and the Ridgeline's reduced ground clearance mean it can't venture as far off the beaten path as some dedicated off-road pickups.

On the other hand, a highlight of the Ridgeline's design is its spacious four-door crew cab, which is roomier and easier to see out of than other midsize pickups. Whether you're up front or in the back, seat comfort and space are excellent. The dashboard design is user-friendly and quality is top-notch. Our one big complaint — and it is a big one — is the touchscreen infotainment system found in higher trim levels. The interface is irritating, the touch-zones are tiny, and the volume slider is just plain wonky. We prefer the entry-level stereo system, which lacks navigation but has an ordinary volume knob. You'll have to do without Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, however.

All Ridgelines are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 delivering 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. EPA fuel economy estimates are 22 mpg combined (19 city/26 highway) for the front-wheel-drive version and 21 mpg combined (18 city/25 highway) with all-wheel drive. Acceleration is quick and smooth: 7.0 seconds to 60 mph in Edmunds testing. Handling and ride quality both far exceed that of other midsize pickup trucks. Some pickup trucks may have carlike attributes, but this one drives like a car, period. However, if you need to tow a heavy trailer or want to do any serious off-roading, the Ridgeline is not your best choice.

Honda builds the Ridgeline in a staggering seven models: RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition. Hondas generally have no options: The trim level determines equipment. The base RT, however, is not a stripped-down work truck, but one with a decent level of standard equipment. Subsequent trim levels add desirable comfort and safety equipment. Whatever your preference, Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Honda Ridgeline for you.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Overview

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is offered in the following submodels: Crew Cab. Available styles include RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RT 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTS 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTS 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RT 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A). Honda Ridgeline models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 280 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes with all wheel drive, front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automatic. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline Gas Mileage

2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed automatic, regular unleaded
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed automatic, regular unleaded
22 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission6-speed automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.5 L
Passenger Volume109.7 cu.ft.
Wheelbase125.2 in.
Length210.0 in.
WidthN/A
Height70.8 in.
Curb Weight4453 lbs.