When it comes to a new adventure or a tough worksite, you need a truck that can do what it does best when you need it to, time and time again. Every Honda Ridgeline, from the base RT model to the premium Black Edition, is equipped with a 3.5L V-6. This is a powerful engine that blows other trucks out of the water with its whopping 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, putting to shame the 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque of the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier’s 261 hp. With advanced direct fuel injection for increased fuel efficiency and higher power, you can be sure the Ridgeline has speed and energy that won’t leave you hanging.
The Honda Ridgeline is an efficient truck, no doubt. It boasts an EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway mpg on 2WD models and 18 city/25 hwy mpg on AWD models.* Part of the Ridgeline’s secret to stellar efficiency is its unit-body build, where the body panels and chassis are a single molded unit, providing a rigid yet lighter-weight structure for increased fuel efficiency. The Ridgeline has quite an advantage over the competition, with 2WD models getting an EPA-estimated 22 combined mpg.* The Toyota Tacoma has a combined 21 mpg, while the Nissan Frontier has a measly 18 combined mpg. This means the Ridgeline’s 19.5-gallon fuel tank will cost less to fill up than other trucks over the long run, saving you cash so you can worry instead about where to go next.
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is one of the most capable midsize trucks on the market. While most truck manufacturers spend time on making their cars look good, the Honda team of engineers has been working to make the Ridgeline a truck that can do more than the rest.
The towing capacity of the Ridgeline tops out at 5,000 pounds when AWD is equipped. This makes the Ridgeline a mean towing machine. Tow equipment to a job site or take an extra car along on your cross-country trip: The Ridgeline can handle it.
The integrated two hitch with 7-pin connector lets you get your trailer and cargo ready to go with no extra work. Get to hauling fast with the available accessory towing kit. The standard multi-angle rearview camera gives you an extra set of eyes where you need them when navigating out of tight spots or lining up with the boat launch for a day on the lake.
Not only does the Ridgeline have ample towing capacity on the outside, it also boasts versatile seating with room for five. The 60/40-split lift-up rear seats make numerous configurations possible and create room for anything from a bike to groceries to camping and hunting gear. With tri-zone automatic climate control standard on the RTS, Sport, RT-L, RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Editions, your passengers can stay comfortable on any adventure in any climate.
Trucks would be nothing without their beds, and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has one of the smartest beds on the market. The bed of the Ridgeline was designed with minimal wheel well housings to maximize available cargo space for hauling ATVs or drywall. The Ridgeline has an available 150W/400W bed outlet, good for power tools or a TV on break time. Keep thieves away from your cargo with the lockable 7.3-cubic-foot in-bed trunk that includes a drain plug so you can use it as cooler or store wet gear in it. Just when you thought the bed already had enough features, Honda built in available truck bed speakers in the walls of the bed that let you pump out tunes from your mobile device.
Standard on the RTL-E and Black Edition Ridgeline models, the i-VTM4 AWD system includes an Intelligent Traction Management system with four available modes for normal conditions, snow, mud, and sand. AWD feeds powers to all the wheels simultaneously, giving you added traction and power to overcome the toughest terrain and the slickest of conditions. The Ridgeline won’t leave you stuck in the mud or trapped in a snow drift. AWD is also available on the RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, and RTL-T models.
Front wheel 2WD offers several advantages over traditional rear-wheel trucks, including more compact packaging for better interior and cargo space. While in 2WD mode, the Ridgeline gets slightly better gas mileage than in AWD mode, meaning you can conserve your fuel for the times when you really need it.