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Roomy and Comfortable Interior
The interior takes advantage of Honda'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.
Ridgeline's large 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.
Strong, Versatile Performance
Ridgeline's 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. Variable valve
timing enhances low rpm torque while extending high rpm horsepower for a broad
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 Variable
Torque Management 4-wheel drive system (VTM-4) 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. 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 mph.
Standard equipment for towing includes an integrated tow hitch, transmission and
oil coolers, heavy duty brakes, dual radiator fans and a wiring harness for a
seven-pin trailer hook up (pre-wiring only on RT and Sport).
Fully independent, a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link with
trailing arm rear suspension provide a smooth ride and responsive handling. A
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.
The Ridgeline RT has 17x7.5-inch steel wheels and P245/65 R17 all-season tires,
while the Ridgeline RTS upgrades to 17x7.5-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Ridgeline
Sport and Ridgeline RTL models are uniquely equipped with 18x7.5-inch aluminum
alloy wheels and all-season P245/60 R18 tires.
Committed to Safety
All Ridgelines are equipped with these standard safety features: advanced
dual-state, 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.
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), 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.
Standard and Available Features
Standard features on the Ridgeline RT include: integrated trailer hitch;
pre-wiring for seven-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; six-speaker, 100-watt audio system with CD player and MP3/WMA
playback capability; and 60/40 split lift-up rear seat with under-seat storage.
The new Ridgeline Sport model adds the following features to the Ridgeline RT:
exclusive black 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels (+1 inch from RT steel wheels);
exclusive black honeycomb grille with black surround; leather wrapped steering
wheel with audio controls; auxiliary audio input jack; fog lights; rear privacy
glass; all weather floor mats and black headlight and brake light housings.
The Ridgeline RTS adds the following to the RT: exclusive 17-inch aluminum alloy
wheels, a seven-pin trailer wiring connector, body-color painted door handles,
painted inner grille surfaces, a seven-speaker 160-watt audio system with
subwoofer, six-disc in-dash CD 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
Exclusive Ridgeline RTL features include leather-trimmed interior with heated
front seats, exclusive 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels, fog lights, moonroof,
115-volt power outlet, XM Radio, HomeLink remote system, carpeted floor mats
and a compass in the rearview mirror.
The Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System with Voice Recognition and Zagat
Survey restaurant information is available on RTL models. It includes XM Radio,
Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, a multi-information display and a back-up camera
display. The navigation system includes a compass, thus eliminating the compass
in the rearview mirror.
Honda Ridgeline Sport: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications