2018 Honda Ridgeline
- The RTS trim level has been eliminated for 2018
- Part of the second Ridgeline generation introduced for 2017
- Superior ride and handling thanks to independent rear suspension
- Unique two-way tailgate and large lockable in-bed trunk
- Sophisticated all-wheel-drive system provides multisurface traction
- Spacious crew cab is comfortable and handsomely finished
- Maddening touchscreen audio and navigation interface
- Lacks the low-range gearing and underbody clearance of typical trucks
- 5,000-pound maximum tow rating drops to 3,500 pounds on front-drive version
- Sensitive driver aids are frustrating to use
2018 Honda Ridgeline pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Ridgeline does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4.5 / 5
Here's all you really need to know: The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is the most well-rounded midsize truck on the market today. Sure, its 5,000-pound tow rating doesn't look as impressive on paper as some competitors', and it can't crawl over desert rock formations as easily as some specially tuned models. But it's comfortable and versatile and offers most of the utility you're looking for. It also avoids most of the drawbacks associated with pickup ownership.
Redesigned and reintroduced just a year ago, the Ridgeline is different than its main midsize competitors. The Ridgeline is built on a unibody design rather than a more traditional body-on-frame setup, plus it gets independent suspension all around. This translates to a better ride quality and handling that's more like a car's than a truck's. It also has a highly versatile cargo bed. There's a big in-bed trunk that you can use to store various items, and the bed can hold full 4-by-8-foot sheets of plywood down flat. Inside the cabin, the Ridgeline has plenty of room for you and your passengers.
While the Ridgeline doesn't have the tough styling or image of other trucks, we think it's the smarter choice for the vast majority of owners. It will get all your truck tasks done, and then some.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Honda Ridgeline as one of Edmunds' Best Pickup Trucks for this year.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is a four-door, crew-cab-only midsize pickup that is offered in six trim levels: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and the Black Edition. The RT is available with front-wheel drive only, while the Sport and RTL are available with front- or all-wheel drive. The RTL-E and Black Edition are AWD only. All come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (280 horsepower, 262 pound-feet of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission.
The base trim level RT has a decent amount of standard equipment, including 18-inch alloy wheels, a tow hitch, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, push-button start, and a power lock system that includes the dual-action tailgate. There's a 4.2-inch information screen between the gauges, Bluetooth connectivity, and a seven-speaker sound system that includes a USB port and a 5-inch screen interface that also displays the rearview camera.
Step up to the Sport and you'll get foglights, gray-painted alloy wheels, body-color door and tailgate handles, keyless entry, remote engine start, tri-zone automatic climate control and the HomeLink remote system.
Next up is the RTL, which has leather seating. The front seats are heated, with an armrest and eight-way power adjustments for the driver and four-way power adjustments for the passenger. All-wheel-drive versions have heated outside mirrors and a noise-reducing windshield.
Our pick is the RTL-T, which adds LED daytime running lights and Honda's LaneWatch blind-spot camera system. It also upgrades to the 8-inch touchscreen audio system that brings along a more powerful seven-speaker audio system, navigation, HD radio, satellite radio, three more USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Audio smartphone integration.
Move up to the RTL-E if you want advanced safety gear such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automated emergency braking, lane departure warning and intervention, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Functional differences include a sunroof, LED headlights, driver-seat memory settings, a heated steering wheel, front passenger armrest, a power-sliding rear window, parking sensors, and a two-prong power outlet and LED cargo lights in the bed. It also has an upgraded sound system with a unique truck-bed speaker system.
Finally there's the Black Edition, which is essentially an RTL-E with black paint, black-painted wheels, black trim, a black headliner and red-accented black leather seats.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. All Ridgelines use the same engine, transmission, suspension and tires, so the differences boil down to interior features and trim. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E Crew Cab (3.5L V6 | 6-speed automatic | AWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the Ridgeline has received no significant changes. Our findings remain applicable to this year's 2018 Honda Ridgeline.
Noise & vibration4.5
Ease of use5
Getting in/getting out5
Child safety seat accommodation4
Audio & navigation2.5
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Ridgeline safety features:
- Collision Mitigation Braking (optional)
- Warns the driver of possible forward collisions and engages the brakes to reduce the severity of front impacts.
- Adaptive Cruise Control (optional)
- Manages following distance as well as speed, and it can be switched to speed-only mode if desired.
- Multi-Angle Rearview Camera (standard)
- Gives the driver a clear view behind the truck, which can be especially useful when the bed or cabin are full or when connecting a trailer.
Honda Ridgeline vs. the competition
2018 Honda Ridgeline
2018 Chevrolet Colorado
Honda Ridgeline vs. Chevrolet Colorado
The Honda Ridgeline is a more refined truck in comparison to the Chevy Colorado. It's easier to handle and more comfortable to drive, with or without passengers. The interior is spacious and user-friendly. The Colorado is more rugged with a better towing capacity and more serious off-road capability. The Ridgeline's Edmunds rating of 4.5 stars betters the Colorado's of 3.5 stars. Read our long-term impressions on the Ridgeline and Colorado.
Honda Ridgeline vs. Toyota Tacoma
The Honda Ridgeline's interior refinements really stand out in comparison to the Tacoma. The same can be said about the driving comfort. The Tacoma is certainly better off-road and has a better towing capacity. Reliability is good with either vehicle. With a 4.5-star rating, the Ridgeline just edges out the four-star Tacoma. Read our long-term impressions on the Tacoma.
Honda Ridgeline vs. GMC Canyon
The Honda Ridgeline is a closer match to GMC's Canyon, which similarly targets a more upscale audience. The Ridgeline might be easier to handle, but ride comfort is close between the two. The Canyon has a better towing capacity and is inherently the more rugged of the two. However, the Canyon's off-road abilities are hampered by its body styling. The Ridgeline's 4.5-star rating bests the Canyon, which has 3.5 stars.
2018 Honda Ridgeline for Sale
Is the Honda Ridgeline a good car?
The 2018 Toyota Corolla is a good-looking compact sedan that's quite roomy, even in the back seat. Safety is its biggest advantage — even the cheapest 2018 Corolla is loaded with standard active safety gear such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist. Its 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine delivers good fuel economy but sluggish acceleration. And the Corolla's handling is merely competent, by which we mean it's not our top choice for those who regularly drive curvy roads. Smartphone integration technology on the Corolla is also subpar.
How can I get a Honda Ridgeline deal?
Edmunds can help you find a great local price on a Honda Ridgeline. See 2018 Honda Ridgeline deals and incentives in your area.
Does the Honda Ridgeline have good MPG?
The Ridgeline is EPA rated at 22 mpg combined (19 city/26 highway) for the front-wheel-drive variant and 21 combined (18 city/25 highway) for the all-wheel drive. The V6 with AWD yields 1 mpg combined less than the best four-cylinder rear-wheel drive model that the competition has to offer, and its mpg equals that of the best V6 4WD rival. It's safe to say this mpg is par for the course in this class. Our experience with our long-term RTL-E after 20,000-plus miles is an average of 20.1 mpg.
Does the Honda Ridgeline have good resale value?
If you're ready to buy, you're probably wondering about the Honda Ridgeline's resale value. How much will a 2018 Honda Ridgeline be worth in two or five years — or whenever you decide to sell? Check out the Edmunds True Cost to Own (TCO) calculator. It includes projected annual depreciation over the first five years of ownership based on Edmunds' robust market transaction data.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Overview
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is offered in the following submodels: Ridgeline Crew Cab. Available styles include RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RT 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 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 2018 Ridgeline.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Ridgeline featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
What's a good price for a New 2018 Honda Ridgeline?
2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $44,215. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $2,770 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,770 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$41,445.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is6.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $42,715. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,205 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $4,205 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$38,510.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is9.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 4 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,165. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $3,879 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $3,879 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,287.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is10.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,175. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $2,129 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,129 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$35,046.
The average savings for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is5.7% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 2 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
Which 2018 Honda Ridgelines are available in my area?
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Honda Ridgeline?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.