2018 Honda Ridgeline

2018 Honda Ridgeline
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What’s new

  • The RTS trim level has been eliminated for 2018
  • Part of the second Ridgeline generation introduced for 2017

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • Sensitive driver aids are frustrating to use
  • 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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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Honda Ridgeline.

Honda gets it right!
Dan Wells, 9/24/2017
After much deliberation and some arm twisting by my wife I purchased a White Diamond Pearl RTL-E. I have owned a lot of trucks in the past: a Ford Ranger, 2 Mazdas, an F150 and 4 Tundras. The Ridgeline by far is the nicest truck I've owned. The Ranger and Mazdas were underwhelming to say the least whereas the F150 and Tundras were way more truck than I needed. Like most truck owners 95% of the time my truck is used just like a car, as a mode of transportation. The other 5% of the time it's used to haul mulch, appliances, furniture, tow a utility trailer with a zero turn mower and about 4 times a year it's called on to tow our 4500# camper. Like most people I don't do any serious off roading, rock crawling or mogul jumping. Honda is the only manufacturer that has its priorities right in building the Ridgeline. They built a vehicle that guys (and gals) like me "need" first of all and then did a great job of giving us a few things we want. I "need" a truck that's easy to get in and out of (I'm 65), gets decent gas mileage, is relatively easy to maneuver and park, does not swallow my garage, can haul a decent amount of stuff and most importantly can tow close to 5,000#s. The Ridgeline is the only truck that checks all those "need" boxes. My last truck, a Tundra, only checked the last 2. It was a great truck but way more truck than I needed. While Honda was at it they gave owners a few wants: a car like ride, an awesome sounding audio system, a super quiet ride and most of all great reliability. My biggest concern is its ability to tow my Jayco X18D camper. The Tundra did a great job, no question about that. With the same brake controller and weight distribution hitch, the Ridgeline does exceedingly well. And amazingly with the camper hooked up the rear of the Ridgeline only squats a half an inch! The Tundra squatted an inch and a half. I am certain Honda has "overbuilt" this truck to cope with a 5,000# trailer, camper, boat etc. I believe they have settled on that tow limit for liability reasons and not on the Ridgeline's actual towing ability. According to the sticker on the hitch the truck is rated for a 600# max hitch weight. Hitch weights are always rated at 10% of the max towing ability, thus I'm sure the Ridgeline could safely tow 6,000#s. And as a daily driver the Ridgeline really shines. We recently took a vacation from Ohio to Florida and averaged 26mpg. Way better than the Tundras 17-18. The ride is so smooth and quiet that it truly is on par with, if not exceeds our '14 Lexus GS350. For a truck it's simply amazing. Thanks Honda for building a truck, that if most truck owners were honest, would admit it's all the truck they "need." Update 3/24/18: my Ridgeline is everything I hoped it would be and more. Although I still haven't warmed up to the looks, especially the Pilotesque appearance of the front end, the truck (yes it's a truck) does everything I demand of it very well. We have since sold our Lexus as I prefer taking the Ridgeline if we travel any distance because the seating position is more comfortable to me and the mpg is the same. It also has more safety technology like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and automatic bright lights...and I love Apple Car Play. I have 7,000 miles on the truck and outside of the tailgate occasionally sticking when I try to drop it, I have not had any issues. I foresee long term ownership of my Ridgeline unless Honda decides to differentiate the looks from the Pilot and make it tougher looking. Then I may just buy another.
2018 Black Edition
OlMnRvr, 10/17/2017
I drove Chevy, Ford, and Dodge pickups before the Honda. The Honda Ridgeline fit the needs of our family better than the others. The ride is better than any vehicle I've owned or test drove. The 6 cylinder offers great acceleration as well as a 5000 pound towing capacity which is more than I'll ever need. The heated leather seats adjust to any position I need and I can preset my own adjustment as well as one for my wife. The rear seats will accommodate average sized people with no problem and if necessary a 6+ footer could fit. It would be nice if the rear doors would open wider however. The lockable waterproof trunk in the floor of the truck bed provides exceptional space and the dual action tailgate should be an industry standard. The tech stuff on this vehicle is fantastic and will help make me a safer driver. The biggest bonus with this truck is the MPG. Previous reviews I read said the gas mileage was in the low 20's but I've found that by driving the speed limit with the ECON button on I've averaging over 30 mpg on the highway (highest was 33.8) and about 26 mpg in town. I could not be more pleased with the Black Edition Honda Ridgeline and would recommend this truck to anyone.
Wouldn't have bought it had known
Rudy, 3/8/2018
It snowed then thawed, then froze again. I went to the gas station to fill the tank and the cheap plastic flap on the capless fuel filler broke off. Water had gotten between the outer plastic fuel flap and the inner stainless steel flap and froze, blocking the filler path. Fortunately, there was a Honda dealer four blocks away. They replaced the defective plastic parts under warranty and I got it back the next day. The dealership washed it for me and when I went to fill the tank there was water from the car wash trapped between the two flaps. This happens every time it rains (frequently in the Pacific NW.) There are many complaints over the past couple years on Honda owners' forums about frozen/leaking fuel fillers. No solutions from Honda. My solution may be a plastic bag wrapped with a rubber band to keep the water and dirt out. C'mon Honda, RTL-E plus tax and license plus extended warranty is approaching $50k and it doesn't have a functional fuel filler.
this is not a cold climate vehicle
Ron, 1/12/2018
If you live and drive this ridgeline in a cold climate--I live in North Dakota--stay away from this vehicle. If you are driving at any rpm above 1500 the heater is ok. If you try to warm up this vehicle at idle or just above idle--there is almost no heat. I have spoken to my service manager about the problem--he said they have had numerous complaints about the problem and his field man tells him Honda is working on the problem. I then contacted Honda customer service--their response was the engine was designed for quick cooling as it is aluminum block and head-- and probably will not heat at an idle or low rpm. The person I spoke to pretty much said to live with it. I have had a total of 5 Honda vehicles thus far and have never had any issues like this one. I told the rep that I now have a $42000 fridge. They also have a automatic start factory installed that is supposed to heat up the vehicle--to no avail because it is at idle rpm and does not get warm. Beware if you live in a cold climate.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$41,720
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$38,080
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$35,930
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$34,030
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

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.

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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Honda Ridgeline vs. the competition

2018 Honda Ridgeline

2018 Honda Ridgeline

2018 Chevrolet Colorado

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.

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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.

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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.

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2018 Honda Ridgeline for Sale

Honda Ridgeline 2018 Sport 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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Honda Ridgeline 2018 Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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Dealer Notes
Diamond Pearl 2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport AWD 6-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC 24V Fully Detailed.
Honda Ridgeline 2018 RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E Grey Leather.

FAQs

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?

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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.

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More about the 2018 Honda Ridgeline
2018 Honda Ridgeline Overview

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Sport 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), RTL 4dr Crew Cab AWD (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 $2,775 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,775 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$41,440.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is6.3% below the MSRP.

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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 $3,895 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,895 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$38,820.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is9.1% below the MSRP.

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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 $2,954 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,954 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,221.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is7.9% below the MSRP.

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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.

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2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,265. The average price paid for a new 2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $2,841 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,841 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$31,424.

The average savings for the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Sport 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is8.3% below the MSRP.

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