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3.5-Liter VTEC Engine
The all-aluminum, 60-degree, SOHC 3.5-liter
VTEC engine produces 250-horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 247 lb-ft. of torque at
4,300 rpm. The Ridgeline's variable valve timing enhances low rpm torque while
extending high rpm horsepower for a broad, confidence-inspiring power band. The
5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission features Grade Logic
Control to help maintain the most appropriate gear when going uphill or downhill
to avoid gear "hunting." The fully automatic VTM-4 system provides confident
operation in rain, snow, ice, sand and mud, while also improving on-road and
towing performance by distributing torque to all four wheels as needed. The
system operates predominately in front-wheel-drive during dry-pavement cruising
conditions and continuously proportions torque to the rear wheels during
acceleration and low traction situations.
The Vehicle Stability Assist
(VSA) system, commonly referred to as electronic stability control, can apply
braking force to a wheel with low traction and direct driving force to the wheel
with more traction. For the rear differential, a "VTM-4" lock button located on
the instrument panel allows the driver to temporarily hold engagement of both
rear wheels to aid traction while in gears "1" and "2" at speeds of up to 18
Suspension and Brakes
The Ridgeline integrates an
independent suspension with MacPherson struts in the front and a multi-link with
trailing arm design in the rear. The VSA system with active yaw control monitors
lateral (cornering) stability and can integrate traction control, four-wheel
drive, anti-lock braking, throttle control and stability control functions by
modulating brake power at each wheel and controlling throttle input.
heavy duty braking system includes 12.6-inch front and 13.1-inch rear 4-wheel
anti-lock disc brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
Steel wheels on the Ridgeline RT measure 17x7.5-inch; the Ridgeline RTS upgrades
All-season 245/65 R17 tires are standard on the Ridgeline RT
and RTS. The Ridgeline RTL is equipped with 18x7.5-inch alloy wheels and
all-season 245/60 R18 tires.
unit-body architecture is designed for vastly superior rigidity compared to
traditional body-on-frame designs and provides the foundation for the
Ridgeline's spacious interior cabin and bed, outstanding safety performance and
class-leading ride and handling performance. The Ridgeline's modern and athletic
design incorporates a solid, one-piece appearance with no separation between the
bed and the cab. Large truck-style side mirrors enhance rear vision while
towing. The windshield wipers have a heated wiper zone to enhance wiper
performance in cold, winter driving conditions and minimize ice scraping.
The cargo area measures 49.5 inches wide between the wheel wells, 20.7
inches deep and 60.0 inches long (79.0 inches with the load-supporting tailgate
in the down position). The tailgate can easily close with contaminates like
sand, snow or mud in the space between the bumper and the tailgate.
interior takes advantage of the Ridgeline's unit-body packaging efficiency to
deliver full-size interior space dimensions while maintaining a garage-friendly,
mid-size exterior footprint. The driving position provides ergonomically
comfortable access to large and easy-to-use controls.
multi-function console features a sliding armrest and sliding lower tray - each
with a hidden storage area. Other console storage areas accommodate items both
large and small like mobile phones, beverages, compact discs and portable
digital music players.
The 60/40 lift-up rear seats feature a storage
area underneath large enough to accommodate a golf bag. Plus, the rear seating
area can quickly convert for cargo duty by lifting the seats up to create enough
room for a full-size mountain bike with the front tire removed. The rear seat
incorporates three LATCH positions for compatible child safety seats.
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System2 with Voice Recognition and Zagat
Survey restaurant information is available on RTL models and includes XM Radio3.
A backup camera display appears from the navigation screen when the vehicle is
Options and Packages
All Ridgelines are
equipped with standard anti-lock brakes; VSA; brake assist; advanced
multiple-threshold driver's and front passenger's SRS airbags; front side
airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System(OPDS); two-row
side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor; front seat active head restraints;
a tire pressure monitoring system and daytime running lights.
comfort and convenience features on the Ridgeline RT include: integrated trailer
hitch, pre-wiring for 7-pin trailer wiring, trip computer with instantaneous and
average fuel economy; air conditioning; tilt steering wheel; power windows and
door locks; power sliding rear window; cruise control; keyless entry; automatic
heated wiper zone; a six-speaker, 100-watt audio system with CD player and
MP3/WMA playback capability; 60/40 split lift-up rear seat with under-seat
The Ridgeline RTS adds or upgrades: alloy wheels; a 7-pin
trailer wiring connector; body-color painted door handles; painted inner grille
surfaces; a seven-speaker 160-watt audio system with subwoofer and six-disc
in-dash audio system; steering wheel-mounted controls; an auxiliary audio input
jack; dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver's seat with
lumbar support; privacy glass; and all-weather floor mats.
The RTL adds
or upgrades: leather-trimmed interior with heated front seats, 18-inch alloy
wheels; fog lights, moonroof, a 115-volt power outlet, XM Radio, HomeLink remote
system, carpeted floor mats, and a compass in the rearview mirror. A Honda
Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition is available (and
replaces the rear-view mirror interior compass). Vehicles equipped with the
navigation system also include Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a multi-information
display and a back-up camera.
Honda Ridgeline: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications