2017 HONDA RIDGELINE

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Vehicle Details

Color: DEEP SCARLET PEARL
Body Style: Truck
Trim Level: AWD RTL-E
Interior: Beige
Doors: Four Door
Transmission: 6 Speed Shiftable Automatic
Engine Type: 6 Cylinder
Drive Train: 4X4
Fuel: GAS
Location: Westerville, OH
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Not only the best deal, but the best customer service!

5
Aaron Pohly on 11/30/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Quality Of Work: 5.0 Friendliness: 5.0 Pricing: 5.0 Overall Experience: 5.0

All I can say is Wow. I was recommended to Roush from a friend, but I was also online searching. I received emails from 4-5 different sales reps from different dealerships.. Cameron was one of them. Out of all of them, Cameron was the only one to actually send me a quote based on the information I provided him with. Cameron was outstanding. He was upfront with me on everything. Absolutely no hidden fees. He walked me through our entire lease and also helped show us the features of the van. Casey Brindley, one of their managers, approached us only to thank us on shopping with them and also to just have a friendly conversation (You don't see managers doing that everywhere!) Last, Mike Dunlap made our financing appointment quick and easy. This dealership really knows how to make their customers feel comfortable. I will never take my business elsewhere and I will always send customers their way. Thank you Cameron, Mike, Casey, and the ENTIRE Roush Honda team!

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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 54 reviews

It's What I Need and More

4
DL Paul on 11/23/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I traded a 2012 RTL that I liked a lot and the 2017 is a step up. Most of the negatives of the previous generation Ridgeline have been addressed, Here goes the pluses: 1)The MPG is great, first tank of HWY driving I averaged 27. 2)The quiet of the cab is impressive, better than most cars. 3)The seats are all day comfortable and 4)the ride is serene. 5)It goes straight down the road. 6)It is much quicker than my 2012, much. So, it is a home run, but a few things keep it from being a grand slam. Here goes my reasoning: 1)Why no Michelin tires? Firestone Destinations are just OK. 2)The armrests are small and cheap looking. For the price there should be an 3)electric rear window, 4)sunroof and 5)presets for two drivers. 6)Plus the dull black trim between the front and back windows beg for chrome trim to match the rest of the window trim. The styling is a "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder issue" so I'll not add my opinion, but the San Marino red color would make it pop.

ridgeline,you should be mine

4
robbin steele on 11/20/2016

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very comfortable and quiet, didn't care for the $1500 'blacked out' edition,but sunroof is only available on top two trim levels-and anything else is difficult to find(honda's fault?) nice ride,lotsa storage-nice compromise if you need a truck that acts like a car.

Ridgeline - highly engineered truck

5
College Student on 10/20/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Sports utility truck, not a work truck, ideal for many people. If you want to lift your truck and go off-road rock crawling, this truck is not for you. if you want a highly designed, engineered and comfortable truck to help you through your active mobile life, seriously consider the new G2 Ridgeline.

Comfy, zippy, quiet ride and, boy, this bed trunk.

5
Victor B. on 10/20/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

I went through Tacoma, Canyon, Ridgeline and Colorado. Exactly in that order. Money wise Colorado is your best but it's also the worst in terms of design, handling and overall quality. Canyon is just little better but still far inferior to Tacoma. Both Colorado and Canyon are example how not to design interior of small tuck, imo it's just horrible. Tacoma low sitting position is beyond awkward and the best off road capability is not sell option for me in Florida where I live. I was surprise how good Ridgeline stands among others - roomy interior, very good quality fit and finish, SUV like ride and this bed trunk where I'm diving so very often for my tools. I have bed where I can lay flat 4x8 and dual action tailgate to dive into the trunk. For me bed trunk is huge advantage 'cos any tool box installed on bed render it somehow useless. Ridgeline is not perfect ( which truck is ? ) I found quite annoying that rear cab doors can't be fully open to 90 deg.

I drive with a smile

5
Aubrey on 10/14/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

You have read it other reviews, but the full throttle power is pretty awesome. I have the front wheel drive model and have to back off of the pedal due to spinning the tires too much. The braking is very good. The ride is so much more quieter than the older model. The suspension handles potholes and big bumps without worry, as in the beginning I would wince and brace that I surely would have a jarring experience. The sound system is very good. I had not heard HD radio before and now I won't use XM radio. Old songs sound great again on HD radio. I do have some comments and complaints. The '-T' in RTL-T stands for technology and lots of computer processing. After starting engine, the navigation takes a while to boot up and I have learned not to touch it until I think it's available and then wait 5 more seconds before I use it. You can't jump in and start your truck, plug in an address in the navigation and take off. Also after starting, the steering wheel volume buttons don't react at all sometimes and your natural instinct will be to keep pushing the volume buttons. Eventually, the volume will react to all of the pushing on the volume buttons and will give an extremely loud or quiet volume. These are minor and you learn to adapt. My complaint is that my truck comes with receiver to tow trailers or boat, but is pre-wired for the trailer lights. When I asked for the wiring kit, it was $266 at thdealer. Really Honda? Update: I bought the trailer wiring kit for $200 and installed it. If you plan to install yourself, download the instructions to see if you want to take it on. It wasn't an easy task. You have to remove the rear seats, remove covers, and remove the trim by the side air bag to access the brake controls. A special rivet nut tool is needed to mount the 7 pin socket/harness.

From '16 Tacoma to '17 Ridgeline

5
OldShu on 10/09/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

People ask me why I switched from the Tacoma to the Ridgeline. Well, the Ridgeline just does everything better except for hard core off-roading. The seats are more comfortable, it's quieter, handles better, fuel economy is better and is just easier to live with on a daily basis. Having driven 3 VW GTIs for the last 10 years, my bride and I decided we wanted to explore the good 'ol USA and, after MUCH research we bought a Lance 1475 TT ( 3600 lb GVW) . A GTI is not known for its towing abilities so a pick-up was up next. The Tacoma has a sterling reputation and the refreshed one was just out. Test drive revealed that, yes, it is a pick-up with the appropriate capabilities we needed. It was not particularly comfortable or quiet but it is a pick-up, after all. This past summer, after owning the Tacoma for 4 months I saw that the new Ridgeline was out and was curious about it. Did not really think it was a contender for what my usages are (75% commuting, 300 mi wk, 25% towing). The local dealer finally had one on the lot, so I stopped and took a look-see. Nice, but not the burly styled ride the Tacoma is. A little later another one showed up. I was still curious so I stopped in and took a test drive. Big, BIG mistake! If I had known that this pick-up was coming out at the same time I was looking at the Tacoma, it would not have even been considered. As far as towing goes, they both do a fine job but the Ridgeline is just better in-spite of the lower tow rating. One interesting thing to mention is the Tacoma had a payload rating of 956 lbs while the Ridgeline had a payload of 1397 lbs.

A Truck for a SUV Guy

5
Ron Rouillier on 10/07/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I was looking for a truck when I found the Ridgeline. I thought I would replace my Pilot with another SUV. My son had a Tacoma and complained about the rough truck ride so I did not think I would like a truck. I test drove the Ridgeline and found it drove as smoothly as an SUB. The rear seat was roomy and comfortable. I loved the trunk feature and the side opening tailgate. People I work with are impressed and are considering purchasing other Ridgelines. This was a great purchase and I would recommend a Ridgeline to a friend.

A generation ahead of the competition

4
Frank Corbin on 10/06/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

I researched and test drove the Tacoma, Frontier, and the Colorado. The Ridgeline was hands-down the best truck for me. I am a contractor & this is my daily driver. I carry tools in the trunk, and three or four men to job sites every morning. There's always something in the bed. Honda could take a cue from Chevy and put a step in the rear bumper, as the bed is high to make room for the deep trunk. The truck is quick, smooth driving, quiet and comfortable. Payload is more than adequate for a midsize truck, and it tows 5000 pounds with ease.The trimline packaging limits configuration. I would like to have had the suite of safety features without some of the frills that came with higher trim levels.

17 Ridgeline

5
Peter Carson on 10/05/2016

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No CD player. Very comfortable, nice GPS, good mpg!

I love this car!

5
ken guiles on 10/03/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

You will never know your driving a truck

4
Daniel J Edwards on 09/30/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 4

This truck is very quiet and smooth, the corning and ride are so controlled that you will have to constantly remind yourself that you are driving an AWD truck and not a fancy European sports sedan. I had to drive 200 miles to a dealer out of my area to get the base model RT with AWD. My trip home was a mix of four lane Highway, small towns with a lot of stops, school buses and school zones yet I still managed just under 28 MPG. I hooked my trailer loaded with my Argo 8x8 just to see how the Ridge Line would respond pulling 2000 pounds. Hooking the trailer was very easy because of the excellent back up camera. Once underway the engine worked a little harder than I expected but the truck handled the load without any drama. I fully expect to get over 20 MPG pulling my trailer loaded with an Argo 8x8 and lots of equipment, that kind of fuel mileage is impressive for any truck. The truck impresses in little ways. While I was driving home several large bugs hit my windshield. Instead of splattering as I expected they passed over my truck. When I got home I noted the very steep rake of the windshield, it may not seem like much but it kept the window clean and adds to the RT's ability to ease down the highway on windy days. The seats felt a little firm at first but after I settled in they were quite comfortable. I was really disappointed that my standard RT didn't come equipped with an XM radio but the standard AM/FM has excellent sound quality and picked up distant stations without an issue. This truck is very easy to get in and out of and is super quiet on the highway with a ride quality that will remind you of an expensive luxury sedan. The engine is a little louder then I would like under hard acceleration but I can live with it. This truck is handsome. Maybe not the best looking truck ever built but better looking then the competition. The tail gate opens two ways and there is a ton of water proof storage under the rear of the bed that is easy to reach for loading and unloading and this storage area can double as an ice chest with a drain plug in the bottom. I am impressed by the composite bed which is strong, durable and resistant to dings and scratches. I wouldn't take this truck four wheeling but I am sure that if you use the AWD system within it's limitations it will serve you very well. If you want something that will serve your needs as a truck, keep you moving with AWD in winter driving conditions and drive and handle like a luxury car I don't see how you can better then the Honda Ridge Line.

Comfort will be an issue

3
D² on 09/30/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating:

Dead pedal prevents me from extending my left leg whilst driving and there is no room between the dead pedal and the brake to extend my left leg. (Emergency brake is too obtrusive as well.) Arm rests for driver are too small and wimpy...I would have preferred a large ratcheting cushion over the center bin. Rear seat room is very limited when I have the driver's seat set to my liking. No memory features for seats AND mirrors. Center console information system is too unwieldy. EXCELLENT cabin isolation! Why oh why did the Honda marketing/sales geniuses decide that Canada should get the vented front seats and the USA only gets the heated ones???? Common Honda, enlighten the masses on that great call!

Roomy and Smooth

5
joe Russo on 09/25/2016

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The interior crew cab is the most roomy and comfortable of all the competition. And the ride and power are awesome. Also the most quiet. No the most macho truck but definatley the smartest

Greta Honda Effort

4
nx on 09/25/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

P/U's have been redefined and the Ridgeline is no exception. Its not a work truck, but it is a great utility vehicle thats comfortable to drive 7 days a week, including long trips. It doesn't lack for power, quite inside and a good deal of overall storage

Great features and driving

5
Kevin Davies on 09/24/2016

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The truck has great visibility, features, handling, and comfort. It combines the feel of driving an SUV or crossover, with a bed. If I wanted a semi, I'd buy one. So, the people that feel that it's 'not a real truck' - whatever, enjoy your 3 mpg and stepladder mounted to the side. You haul the same amount as I do in all likelihood... but yes, I might want something larger if I was towing a yacht or megacamper, or concrete, or something. Then, consider a megatruck.

Unique Truck With Lots To Like, But Not Perfect

3
chris on 09/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 3

Performance is excellent / very strong acceleration from 0-60 in the high RPM range, but on demand low end power could be improved. It's capable (floor the gas and it's a rocket), but the power isn't readily available due to transmission hanging out in low range for MPG. A manual shifter would alleviate, but alas the only option is locking in D4. Steering/handling remains a Honda strength and is exceptional, as this truck drives like a car. It also rides like a Honda, which is to say a bit on the stiff side (this isn't your grandma's Buick), but the tuning makes the bumps tolerable, and a worthwhile tradeoff in order to achieve the handling prowess. Storage is unmatched, you really can fit a golf bag under the rear seat (I didn't believe it, but it's true), and the rear trunk is of course, unique and very useful. Touch screen is a bit of a pain, no one touch mute or analog volume dial. I suppose the argument is that the steering wheel controls should be used, but muting is not instantaneous. The touch screen menus are also not the most intuitive. Although the E trim has top of the line "premium" sound, the high frequencies leave something to be desired, as off the shelf after market components I installed on old truck beats this new premium stereo (not by a lot, but by enough to note it). MPG is as stated on the sticker, or slightly higher, but not much. Others have noted 30+ MPG highway, but that is a myth, as the average MPG gauge on this truck (as well as some of the 2016 Pilot's) OVERSTATE by ~2 MPG. Suggestion, always verify your MPG using a calculator at the gas pump. Headlights are aimed too high as I keep getting flashed by opposing drivers with my dims on (this is adjustable though). Front seat headrests are poorly positioned (too far forward). I actually had to remove my drivers head rest, felt like my head was tilted forward 24/7. HVAC is top notch, heats and cools quickly, and controls are, dare I say, perfect. Front ground clearance is more light SUV than "truck", however, the front air dam is flexible rubber instead of hard plastic, meaning, you can scrape it and it bends instead of breaks. I tested this out through a creek bed and scraped the air dam (not on purpose, haha) and it came out with some grass on it, but no damage. Instrument cluster is a let down, has an analog tach, but a digital speedo. I guess this comes down to taste, but I'd rather have analog on both. The real time MPG is nearly worthless, not granular enough, and very difficult to read. If anything should have been digital, it's that. Interior lights are narrow (like a spotlight). Cannot see anything in the door or on the left of dash at night with the front interior lights. Chimes from the cluster sound a bit tinny. Power rear sliding window works great. Mirror defroster works great (less than a minute). The USB ports only work with car in ACC or ON. Come on Honda, this is a truck right? (granted, there are a lot of ports though). The spare tire (while not "full size") is in the trunk and away from the elements. This may not seem like a big deal until 5-10 years later and you have a flat. Trust me when I tell you not being able to remove the spare tire on your rusted out undercarriage of a truck will have you saying a few choice words...been there, done that. Rear camera works good with the multiple top down viewing angles. Makes hitching up a trailer very easy (although the resolution on it is not great). The truck tows well, and pulls my 2500 lb boat like it's barely there. The driver assist technology is semi-useful, but a bit gimmicky at the same time. Lane keeper actually will drive the car for you, even around moderate curves, however, it doesn't work well on sloped pavement as it drifts onto the line before correcting. On level pavement, it stays dead true. It also only stays on for 15 seconds before it makes you touch/grab the wheel for a second (then the 15 seconds restarts). The blind spot detection might help terrible drivers who don't pay attention, but that's about it. The single most useful feature is probably the adaptive cruise, which actually works, but I would like to see more configuration options on distance from preceding vehicle. Road departure does enable on time, but I can't see how it would ever prevent a car from actually departing the roadway on, say, a curve, as it's just not strong enough, and it would likely be too late for a dozing driver to awaken and self correct as the car is already headed off the road by that time.

Love our ridgeline

5
Virginia on 09/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Comfortable roomy great storage.

Love our ridgeline

5
Virginia on 09/19/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

Comfortable roomy great storage.

"I love my City Boy Truck"

5
Alex on 09/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

I bought my Ridgeline about 2 months ago when they first came out and I am In Love!!! This is my first truck and 2nd Honda (06 Honda Accord) and I have found the perfect truck for me. I live in the city and just need a truck on weekends and moving stuff once in a while. This is perfect, the Ridgeline is so quiet and drives like a SUV. I sometimes forget that I am driving a truck. Gas is not an issue, I have to fill it up once a week if that. the technology is great. Apple Carplay, Bluetooth, Navigation, rear view and side view cameras, its all there! the Inside is comfortable, quiet and has tons of storage space. When I am stopped at a stop light people stare, so being one of the first to drive around in one of these is pretty cool too. Highly recommend this truck for people like me that dont need a big Truck for their everyday lives but for the people that drive to the office back and forth Monday through Friday but need that extra truck space every once in a while.

Excellent truck.

5
bubba smith on 09/12/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

The 2017 design is much improved over the earlier Ridgelines. So far, highway gas mileage is better than 30 mpg. However, city mileage is around 16.5 mpg. Overall the average mpg meets the sticker numbers. The big improvement is how quiet this truck is! I love it. The RTL-E is really loaded with goodies, with excellent safety improvements. Really glad I bought one.

Great mileage

5
Jon Kloosterhouse on 09/11/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: Value Rating: 5

The hwy mileage has been as high as 31 mpg. Mostly at 27 to 29 mpg hwy. Combined mileage 23 to 27. Way better than my 2006 and 2012 Ridgeline. I just wish all the RTL models had the sliding rear window. This model was a great value at $37000.

Great Job

5
Y.Kanes on 09/10/2016

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This is our 3rd one and it's by far the best , they truly got it right. We test drove the new Chevy and GMC as well as the Toyota , quite frankly there is no comparison in the ride , handling or quietness that this truck provides. It truly presents the perfect combination of the practicality of a truck with the driving comfort and ease of a luxury vehicle. The redesign hit the mark and we could not be more pleased with the truck.

New Ridgeline

5
JPKANT on 09/08/2016

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Have had the truck about a week and loving it! Very comfortable ride compared to others with excellent visibility, features and handling. Bought it to use for travel and pulling a lightweight travel trailer. First tank getting us around 26 mpg with mostly highway (secondary) roads. Amazing!

Mid-Sized Have It All Truck

5
Allan on 09/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: 4 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 4

Traded in my 2016 Tacoma TRD-Offroad, Double-Cab, Long-Bed truck to get the new Ridgeline. I was forced to down-size after moving across the country to a house with a crowded garage. My F150 just barely fit in our garage and leaving it outside isn't an option due to the brutal sun and hail storms of Colorado. I had to choose between the Tacoma and the Colorado truck when I down-sized at the time. Definitely wasn't thrilled with either option, but the Tacoma edged-out the Colorado. My Tacoma (and the Colorado) have lack-luster acceleration. Driving the Tacoma to work and back on not-so-wonderful roads was punishing at times. Sure the Tacoma is a great off-road vehicle, but it needs much better manners to be a daily driver. I could go on about the Tacoma, but I'll stop here. The 2017 Ridgeline I was a little skeptical about, but I was really wanting to find a better mid-sized truck option. When the Ridgeline was available in my area for a test drive I had to try it out. My wife had a 2013 Honda Pilot that we really liked and I knew this new truck had the latest version of the engine from the Pilot. Wow! What a difference! Smooth, quiet, powerful, and much roomier inside the cabin. My son couldn't sit in the back of my Tacoma as his head would be touching the roof of the cab. The Ridgeline has plenty of head room for my son and in spite of the really cool stadium rear seating in the Ridgeline, he still has inches of head room to spare. The Ridgeline has already delivered as high as 30MPG for me on the highway and I can average 25-26MPG in mixed driving (I do use the ECON mode about half the time). The lowest I've seen it get while driving in the mountains was a tad over 22MPG. This is using the lower octane gas (85). The ride is smooth, just a little stiffer than our Pilot due to have a suspension more suitable for a truck. The handling is awesome. The AWD and suspension made it a fun vehicle to drive on the twisty mountain roads. In fact, the AWD is full-time torque-vectoring, very much like what you would get in a Subaru. Before looking into the Ridgeline, I assumed it would be FWD by default and then the rear wheels kick-in when needed, but not so... We will be pulling a camping trailer later with the Ridgeline (probably one that weighs around 3200lbs as the max towing capacity is 5000lbs, also a trailer brake controller will be installed on the Ridgeline) and I will report on how that goes. The only thing about the Ridgeline that I find a little annoying is that the brake peddle is a little mushier than what I'm used to. BTW...this truck is fast and highly responsive!

Improvements to previous generation are spot on

5
A.Kuffner on 09/01/2016

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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. 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. 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. One benefit of the beeping is that when someone walks in front of your car while you are stopped but looking the other way, you hear it! 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. I thought I would miss the CD player, but I discovered that I can put a bunch of mp3 files on a memory stick and it will play it. My biggest compliment to this new version is the ride comfort and quality. 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. I have not towed anything yet with this new one, but I did completely fill the bed and the interior and while the suspension felt a little softer, it was still very secure. The previous version was very solid towing (it felt like a full sized SUV towing) The headlights are amazing, I can see things clearly at night. 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. 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. No deals to be had at the dealership, at least not yet while demand is high and inventory is low. I had to drive an hour and a half away to find a dealership with this one in stock. 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!

Great mid-sized truck

5
Michael Crebbin on 08/30/2016

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Drives like a great car, but is still a truck.

wow what a truck

4
Socal truck lover on 08/30/2016

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If you go for the top edition which is the black edition, you will be happy at how it looks like a truck and acts like a truck be has a very suv feel to it. Its all wheel drive and at least 4 traction options. they there is the d4 option adds more capability to the truck. I also like the lighting, parking assist, blind spot asist, lane keeping assist, full voice control of audio and climate control and navigation and phone calls. I do not have to do anything. Hands free finally. I have had Jags, and tundra and jeep commander, bmw and I was shocked to get all this for less than a 3 series BMW. the truck bed is fully protected with a liner. You will never go back. To anything else.

new look to a familiar ride

4
john connell on 08/26/2016

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This is a great everyday driver, the ultimate do everything, versatile vehicle.

Loved the truck hate the price

4
Curt Alverson on 08/23/2016

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The truck is great. Pricey for the features you get. An RTL has a very basic radio for 37 k. For that price I expect better amenities so I passed

Rush to Market

3
S. Zimney on 08/22/2016

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The interior on the prior models of the Ridgeline are much better. I own an older model Ridgeline and have been waiting since 2015 for the newer version. Initially told it was coming in Jan of 2017. It came out sooner but the interior is a big disappointment. It looks as if they put in a Honda Odessy front panel so they could get it to market. I won't buy this current version. Someone told me Ford is coming out with a truck with a trunk and tailgate like Honda's. I will have to check it out. Maybe their interior is better.

2007 to 2017

5
Dave Howell on 08/22/2016

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It is a very nice truck, Sold my 07 that I liked a lot for this. Was very happy on how much better this truck is.

Let's Go Camping !

5
bob on 08/18/2016

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On our second weekend of ownership, we took the teenage grandsons to Cownans Gap SP in south central Pennsylvania. Doesn't matter if it's overnight or a week, when camping you have to "load up"; and we did including 4 bikes. The trunk was great, placed backpacks with clothes and bike gear in the water tight cargo space. Carried 1 bike in the bed and 3 on the hitch mounted rack. Round Trip 323 miles of mountains, turnpike and secondary roads... 24.0 mpg ! Everyone was comfortable in the cabin; A/C in the front set at 73; rear 68. Storage under the rear seat was invaluable; no hump, all usable space. Downsized from a 2013 Silverado, didn't need the big truck any longer. The trip proved it. Great Ride, Great Weekend.

Ridgeline is an outstanding vehicle

5
Albert Hernandez on 08/18/2016

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I am very pleased with my new Ridgeline. The truck has an amazing ride that is both smooth and quiet. I was looking for a truck that could haul bulky items when I needed it, but also would provide the comforts of a car. It's a pleasure to drive the truck every day and be in a very comfortable ride. It has great performance for a truck too. The other day while I was on the off ramp, a german car owner thought he would show me the dust by accelerating past me....lol....did he get a surprise when I put my foot into it and left him in my rear view wondering how that just happened.

A great truck for those who don't need one daily.

5
Ken R. on 08/17/2016

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The redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a significant improvement over the previous design. I previously owned a 2006 and 2011 Ridgeline, but left Honda three years ago to another brand (GMC) due in large part to the prior outdated design, old technology (really, no USB port?), etc. The new Ridgeline has fixed the problems of the past with much improved technology, better sound system, modern design, quiet ride and comfortable handling. The safety features (RTL-E) are impressive, perhaps redundant (Lane Keeping Assist vs. Road Departure Mitigation systems). Very pleased with combined city/highway milage (23-24), the ability to put the engine in ECO setting to shut down 2 cylinders when cruising is useful on long trips. Some new things are gimmicky (A/C outlet for tailgating tv and bed sound system) but overall it has received many looks and compliments, decent towing and AWD for our rural location.

So Far, So Good

5
Harry Thetford on 08/16/2016

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Have put about 500 miles on my new Ridgeline, which is replacing a 2006 Ridgeline with 210,000 miles on it. Very pleased so far.

My new 2017 Honda Ridgeline

5
Tom Jeffrey on 08/15/2016

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I am a 56 year old business man and for 25 years I have driven luxury sedans. But I have always wanted an AWD pickup truck. My new Ridgeline rides very much like a luxury sedan. Its quiet, handles well, is comfortable and roomy, and has all the convenience electronics I need. But its a truck! Best of both worlds. I love it.

Quality control

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david asher on 08/15/2016

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I have no power to the trailing wire harness. I cannot believe that a quality control issue has come up straight from the factory. This truck should never been sold without a thorough check of all the systems. The dealer is ordering a wiring harness but this issue should never had been allowed to leave the dealership or the factory for that matter. Not very happy and will consider another brand in the future

blind taste test

5
Ron Steffens on 08/14/2016

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Be prepared for the price to be higher for similar equipment than previous years.That said,there's much more technology in the new model available.

Ridgeline Done right

5
Bob on 08/14/2016

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I have owned a Ridgeline since 2006 and this is a big improvement on a already super vehicle. Contrary to what dealers tell you, there is room for negotiation.

2017 Ridgeline Rocks!

5
Paul Billings on 08/10/2016

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The new Ridgeline handles great and the ride is more car-like. The interior is spacious while the seats are comfortable and provide good support. The truck has a large trunk that can be locked. I purchased the RTL trim level because the radio has dials for volume and tuning.

The Truck you need, if not the one you want.

5
Kaleb G on 08/09/2016

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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

dashboard problem

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Patrick Le Beau on 08/04/2016

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With less than 1000 miles on my new 2017 truck I get a message on my dashboard between the speedometer and the tach that there is a problem with just about all the systems on the truck. There are no problems , but the computer says there are. Something is wrong with the wireing system . A new wireing harness must be ordered. I will update this to see if this cures the problem.

2017 Ridgeline All Mine

5
1138mf on 08/01/2016

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The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is just was I was looking for. One look and I was smitten. A versatile vehicle that is comfortable to drive every day. The Honda Ridgeline combines the best aspects of a terrific SUV with a modern tech savy truck. The technical aspects of the Honda Ridgeline are beyond my expectations. Drives like a dream and will haul anything I will need. Coupled with Honda's industry leading reliability and customer satisfaction I couldn't be more pleased.

Nice

5
Barbara Barsamian on 07/27/2016

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Warranty is more limited than the previous models

comfortable, roomy, but god, that whine!!!

4
David ONeill on 07/24/2016

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I have the Firestone tires that appear to be the cause of a subtle high pitched whine. I love the truck and I'm enjoying the ride but beware of the road noise.

New Reigning Champion

5
Ridgeline Hawg on 07/21/2016

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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!

2017 black edition is awesome

5
Peter Narreau on 07/19/2016

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Had this truck for three weeks and already taken it on a long haul trip. 26mpg was surprisingly good. We love the vehicle and at the moment I can't come up with a criticism. Our first truck and first Honda!

Acura pick up truck

5
AndyR on 07/18/2016

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I have to say, being in the car business and working for another brand that pick up isn't available, took me a long time to decide which one would be the best hands down mid size pick up truck out there, if you are in the market for a midsize pick up truck take 20 minutes of your time and go to the nearest Honda dealer and test drive the new 2017 Ridgeline and you will understand what I'm talking about, you basically getting a Acura Pick up truck, a step a head of Tacoma, Frontier, Colorado etc! You will not be disappointed!!! Good luck!

Dumped a '16 Tacoma Ltd and Happy I did!

5
Robsis on 07/16/2016

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Last year, my wife and I decided to replace our FJ Cruiser with a truck, and bought a new '16 Tacoma Ltd 4x4. What a mistake that was. When speaking with Toyota Corporate or the Dealership about the issues we had (poor shifting, buzziness in steering wheel at speed, poor mileage, others too numerous to mention) all we got was : "Functions as designed." I was sick to my stomach about how much we were going to lose trading in; however, started looking elsewhere because I just couldn't drive the Tacoma, anymore. Drove the GM twins and was OK with them; however, we were worried about the dreaded Consumer Reports black dot on reliability. A friend suggested we look at the new Ridgeline (and I was pleased when I researched and saw that it didn't look like the previous gen, with that wing-back design) and our local dealer emailed and said they had 5 coming in on 6/22 and they'd be ready to see and drive on 6/23. We went by first thing on 6/23, test drove a Pearl White RTL-E with black interior, made the deal and bought it on the spot. Comfortable, smooth, quiet, much more rear seat room than the Tacoma; and, handled amazingly well. Everything you could or would want in a mid-size pickup, all with a number of unique features, like the in-bed trunk, fold up rear seats, unique dual release tailgate and a suite of safety features. After owning it now for 3 weeks, I can unequivocally say that dumping the Tacoma and buying the Ridgeline was one of the best decisions I've ever made, in spite of losing almost $5k in the transaction. I didn't know how stressful it was to own/drive the Tacoma, until we got rid of it and purchased the Ridgeline. Wife loves it, too, and she did not really like the Tacoma at all. What did the Tacoma do better? Well, it looked more 'macho-trucky' (subjective...The RL looks soft; however, it took no time to get used to it and it's amazing the compliments I get), the Tacoma tows more (if you really need to tow, a mid-size shouldn't be where it's at, though, and the RL's 5k rating is more than enough for what I occasionally tow, or buy a GM twin diesel), and it would do better off-road in extreme conditions, like rock crawling. Otherwise, there is absolutely, in my mind, nothing else that the Toyota comes close to doing that the RL doesn't do much better. Unless you are an extreme off-roader or are put off by the looks (or the fact that it's a Honda truck), why would anyone even consider buying any other mid-size truck? All this and Honda reliability, too, as it's not like a totally new design, the engine and trans come from the Pilot and they started with a Pilot 'frame' and beefed it up to handle truck duties, so it's been proven to work well and reliably. Check it out, I'm very glad I did and took the plunge.

Road trip

4
KWRT on 07/11/2016

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I just got back from a week long vacation, driving from Iowa to Dauphin island, AL. The total miles over 1600 miles and 20+ hours in the truck. I will say that after being in the seat that long I have no issues. The sit itself is firm, not too soft and not too hard; after driving for 12 hours straight in one stretch, no aches or pains. On the dash board it said the Ridgeline was averaging 26-27.6, but I found that it overestimates, on the trip down the mpg was 23-25 going about 5 mph over the speed limit and driving back was the same. The storage was great!! The in-bed trunk was awesome and extremely useful, between my wife and my 2 year old's stuff, we still had plenty of room. The only issue I found was that the cruise control and the 8 inch screen is lack luster. The problem with the cruise control was the pause between pushing the acceleration and the truck actually going was 3-4 seconds, this is with or without the eco button on. The screen and Honda link is not easy to use. It is like Honda tried to cram to much into and trying to navigate it is not intuitive. The drive of the Ridgeline is very smooth and it seems to just glide on the road. My wife is hearing impaired and with the very quiet cabin, we were able to have conversation, without me yelling over the road noise. I am quiet happy with the truck so far.




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