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- 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
- 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)|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic||6-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
|Horsepower||280 hp @ 6000 rpm||280 hp @ 6000 rpm||280 hp @ 6000 rpm|
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.
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2017 Honda Ridgeline: Edmunds Death Valley Shock Test Part 2
Our Edmunds truck experts subjected the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road 4x4 and 2016 Nissan Titan XD to Death Valley's grueling washboard road, which ended up blowing out the trucks' shocks. Here's what the dealerships said when the editors brought the injured trucks in for repair, and what it ended up costing.
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.
What do people think of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Ridgeline 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Ridgeline.
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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. MPG||21|
|Drive Train||all wheel drive|
|Passenger Volume||109.7 cu.ft.|
|Curb Weight||4453 lbs.|