Performance and Fuel Economy The Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3. That package also consists of forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation, and adaptive cruise control. Max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds falls well short of 7,000 for the Chevy, which may rule the Ridgeline out for owners in need of a vehicle that can move heavier loads. Second, although the Ridgeline can capably handle loads as heavy as its 5000-pound rating, that still falls short of competitors' maximum capacities. The cap's paint nicely matches our Honda's hue and provides dry storage for goods in a space taller than what you'd get beneath a sealed tonneau cover, a convenience that several staffers took advantage of to move smaller stuff across Michigan's wintry landscapes. A rearview camera is standard. The navy ext and light grey int are a classic combo.
The 2019 Ridgeline scored 7 out of 10 for its composed and comfortable ride and smooth V-6 engine. In spite of its easy-to-use volume and tuning knobs—and preset buttons! If that sounds appealing, buy the cap; if not, don't. Our Ridgeline was pressed into service immediately upon its arrival in our offices as a support vehicle for in Virginia before traveling to Northern Michigan numerous times for summer vacations and making a jaunt to Cooperstown, New York. I've also used it on many occasions to haul items from the local hardware store, including large pieces of wood and construction material. There are some drawbacks to the vehicle, though they are few.
Without a full-length, separate frame running from nose to tail, the Honda has a bed that sits atop nothing apart from the compact, independent rear suspension. I have had to have it charged over and over. This 2017 Honda Ridgeline Review differs from the 'professional' reviews from the staged 'test track' in San Antonio. Everyone, with the exception of the person in the middle seat of the back row, gets heated seats. We snagged a Honda-specific plug adapter for our Prodigy P2 controller, plugged it in, and sticky-taped it to the underside of the dashboard, although a more integrated solution would be welcome.
And besides, the Honda performs well dragging something behind it, but with two asterisks: The first is that if the trailer is tall and boxy, the Honda works noticeably harder than with lower-profile cargo such as a car on a flatbed trailer. With the exception of the Black Edition, which did not rub me the right way beauty in the eye of the beholder and all that! This probably should have been put to a wider vote before happening, because the non-factory cap has garnered largely negative reviews. With the proper equipment, you can pull up to 5,000 lbs 2,268 kg ; payload capacity is close to 1,500 lbs 674 kg. I have been pretty impressed. The optional navigation system is easily the best I have seen out there. So I decided to give the Honda Ridgeline a try.
The rear gate can either swing out like a door or open like any other truck. So I guess that can be expected to quit eventually. I also love how the back seat folds up super easy and in two sections, so you can have two, three, four or five passenger seats depending on how you configure it. Also, the cab and bed are one piece, rather than two separate entities that are bolted together. Access to the front seats is easy enough, although you have to lift your leg a little higher than usual to get in. I've used it in many different ways including a simple transport vehicle to take my children to and from activities. The ride is very quiet and smooth.
My other car is an Odyssey, 112 k miles and still looks and runs great! Starting with a stock all-wheel-drive Ridgeline, Honda added skid…. The truck is very comfortable, gets great gas mileage and very stylish looking. It handles exceptionally well is snow and ice also. A small, screwed-in plug in the trunk floor allows for the draining of liquid through the bottom of the vehicle, handy should you use the compartment as a giant albeit uninsulated cooler at a tailgate party, as we have. The lessons have been learned.
I have to do a pretty difficult drive about twice a month 60 miles on a one lane road with potholes and hairpin turns and this vehicle never complains. With the Ridgeline, Honda has evolved the concept of the pickup, creating a smart truck aimed squarely at the actual needs of most pickup owners. It features the same nicely finished dashboard and door trim, high-quality switchgear, and comfortable seats. There are so many pros when it comes to the Honda Ridgeline. The same is for the Ridgeline. The other car, driver hunched over his steering wheel and peering up through his windshield at the Blackhawk helicopters above, hit the Honda—which was slowing through 60 mph—at about 80 mph. The Touring version features a tri-zone system, by the way; this allows driver, front passenger and rear passengers to choose their own desired setting.
But that has happened with a few Honda vehicles that we have owned, so it's not really the Ridgeline, in particular. In spite of Beard's box trailer's low mass—estimated to be less than 2000 pounds loaded—at highway speeds it had the Honda's V-6 engine screaming along in fourth gear, drinking a gallon of regular every nine miles. I do think it is a pain in the butt having to take it in for so many recalls on air bags. Overall, it has been an excellent used truck that has fit most of my needs. Front seats are also ventilated. Under the bed is a trunk that can act as a cooler, and is big enough to hold a golf bag. This is the balance I needed.