2019 Honda Ridgeline

 
2019 Honda Ridgeline
 
2019 Honda Ridgeline
 

2019 Honda Ridgeline

MSRP 
$31,035
Invoice 
$28,474
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Regular Unleaded V-6, 280 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

While virtually every pickup truck in the U.S. uses a body-on-frame-style chassis, the Honda Ridgeline utilizes a car-like unibody structure. This allows for a much more sophisticated driving experience, with a stiffer chassis, a better ride and much better handling. The configuration also makes the Ridgeline far more refined, with fewer compromises than just about any truck on the market. The Honda Ridgeline competes with other compact pickup trucks such as the Toyota Tacoma. Prices for the Ridgeline start at around $29,500.

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What's New For 2019

The Honda Ridgeline returns for 2019 largely unchanged; RTL and RTL-T trims now feature a power sliding rear window and a moonroof, and two USB ports are now standard in RT, Sport and RTL trims.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 5 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2019 Honda Ridgeline

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • VSA Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls and Voice Activation
    • Radio: AM/FM/MP3 -inc: 200-watt audio system, 5" color LCD screen, 7 speakers including subwoofer, Bluetooth streaming audio, auxiliary input jack, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-sensitive volume control (SVC), 1.0-amp port in front console and 2.5-amp charging port
  • Exterior Features
    • Black Bodyside Cladding and Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
    • Black Door Handles
    • Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Grille w/Chrome Bar
    • Tailgate w/Swing-Out Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Integrated Storage
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Cargo Lamp w/High Mount Stop Light
    • LED Brakelights
    • Black Rear Step Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire w/Box Carrier
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Drop-In Bed Liner
    • Regular Composite Box Style
    • Tires: 245/60R18 105H AS
    • Wheels: 18" Silver-Painted Alloy
  • Interior Features
    • Front Bucket Seats
    • 6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement
    • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
    • 60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Fold-Up Cushion Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Proximity Key For Push Button Start Only
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Cloth Seat Trim
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Pickup Cargo Box Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Windows
    • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
    • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver And Passenger Door Bins and 2nd Row Underseat Storage
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Driver And Front Passenger Armrests and Rear Center Armrest
    • 1 Seatback Storage Pocket
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.5L 24V SOHC i-VTEC V6 -inc: direct fuel injection and Eco Assist system
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
    • 4.25 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 5,710 lbs
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Class III Towing Equipment -inc: Hitch and Trailer Sway Control
    • 1465# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 19.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - 4-Wheel Disc
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 64
    • Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - 60
    • Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 60
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 50
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 16.7
    • Tailgate Width (in) - 51
    • Cargo Volume (ft³) - 33.9
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/212
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 280 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 262 @ 4700
    • Engine Oil Cooler - None
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 125.2
    • Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) - 210
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 78.6
    • Height, Overall (in) - 70.2
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 19.5
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.1
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 40.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 62
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 59.1
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 36.7
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 61.5
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 56.6
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 26
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 44.4
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Honda Ridgeline
    • Body Style - Crew Cab
    • Body Code - T
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Axle Type - Front - Independent
    • Axle Type - Rear - Independent
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 4.25
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 4.25
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P245/60HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/60HR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 3500
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.36
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.10
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.49
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.06
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.56
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.27
    • Trans PTO Access - No
    • Transfer Case Model - None
    • Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
  • Vehicle Features
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.0
  • Weight Information Features
    • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 5710
    • Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 8201
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2019 Honda Ridgeline Photos & Colors

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  • GX GX GX Lunar Silver Metallic SI
  • GX
  • GX
  • GX
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • SI

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Introduction

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is the most car-like of trucks. It’s built off the bones of the Honda Pilot; it has a crossover’s car-like unibody chassis, not a body-on-frame like other trucks. It’s lower than other half-ton pickups and less rugged. It can’t compete in the areas of towing and off-road capability, but it doesn’t try to. The payoff is level of comfort and refinement that traditional pickups can’t match. It has a more controlled ride, and corners with more agility.

Rivals such as the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon are less civilized, and with their truck platforms they’re heavier and stiffer. In terms of ride quality, quiet operation, and general comfort, the 2019 Ridgeline is tops. It comes as crew cab only, no regular or extended cabs available.

There are only a few small updates for 2019, the third year of its second generation. Unlike other 2019 Honda models, advanced safety equipment such as automatic emergency braking has not become standard; on the Ridgeline, only the top models have it.

The Ridgeline is front-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive, and is powered by Honda’s solid 3.5-liter V-6 engine making 280 horsepower, mated to a smooth 6-speed automatic. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about seven seconds, which is quicker than some trucks even with big V-8s.

Even though the Ridgeline’s maximum towing capacity is just 5,000 pounds—2,000 pounds less than the Chevy Colorado—its payload of 1,569 pounds is competitive for the class.

The Ridgeline is 210 inches long, on a wheelbase of 125.3 inches. The bed is shorter but not narrower than other trucks, at 64 inches long and 50 inches wide between the wheel wells. However there is an optional bed extender that can equalize things, and Honda compensates for the limited length in clever ways. There’s an available swinging tailgate hinged at the side, to allow various loading options, eight tie-downs, and a dry storage pocket. Accessory options include six-speaker audio to 400-watt power inverters that can power a big-screen TV. Under the bed there’s a trunk that can act as a cooler, and it’s big enough to hold a golf bag. With a tonneau cover and locking tailgate, the entire enclosed bed can be locked.

Gas mileage is good for a truck but not great, at 19 mpg city, 26 highway, and 22 combined with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive steals 1 mpg across the board.

Honda has not announced plans to bring a hybrid powertrain to the Ridgeline, although it would seem doable, as it shares much of its underpinnings with Acura’s MDX that offers a hybrid. Others in the class, like Chevy’s Colorado, offer higher-mileage alternative powertrains such as a turbodiesel.

The Ridgeline gets a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA this year, with five stars in all but the rollover test, where it earns four stars.

From the IIHS, the 2018 model grabbed the Top Safety Pick award, thanks to top “Good” ratings in all crash tests, a “Superior” rating for its front crash prevention system, and a “Good” rating for its headlights.

Lineup

The 2019 Ridgeline comes in RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition, ranging in price from less than $30,000 to more than $43,000.

Standard equipment in the RT includes keyless ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5.0-inch display for audio, USB audio, and a fold-up rear seat. No Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility is offered on this trim level.

Range-topping Black Edition Ridgelines come equipped with blacked-out exterior and interior trim, special leather seating, 18-inch black alloy wheels, red LED ambient lighting, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, truck bed audio, automatic emergency braking, a power moonroof, and a premium 540-watt audio system.

All-wheel drive is not available in base RT trim. It’s an option on other models, and becomes standard with the RTL-E.

The RTL probably offers the most value, even without active safety features. It has leather upholstery, a quieter cabin, power-adjustable heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel for $35,865, including destination.

Walkaround

Not surprisingly, given its mission, the 2019 Ridgeline looks more like a car than other trucks. And that’s after a redesign in 2017, because the first generation was too radical. The current Ridgeline has a grille that’s recognizably Honda, at least.

Interior

Honda says the Ridgeline has the roomiest cabin among all mid-size pickups. Like the Pilot, the cabin is wide, with plenty of room for up to five adults. It’s quiet and comfortable on long trips, even when fully loaded. The flat front seats offer a relaxed fit and good adjustment, better with power options.

Rear passenger comfort is quite a lot better than rivals like the Colorado or Toyota Tacoma, mostly due to so much head and foot room. The shape of the rear doors allows easy entry and exit. The rear seat is also versatile, folding up against the back wall to allow for larger things to be carried more securely inside the cabin.

The interior materials are high quality, while the sound systems range from good to excellent.

The controls that are actual knobs are attractive, straightforward and intuitive, no manual required to figure them out. The touch controls on the big screen at the center of the dash have large icons, but they aren’t so simple, including, maddeningly, the audio adjustment, an old Honda challenge. That said, the navigation system is fairly easy to function, and the infotainment and connectivity options, which now include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, are contemporary.

Driving Impressions

Honda’s smooth and proven 3.5-liter V-6 makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The engine makes a nice muscular sound under heavy throttle, while still being smooth across the power band. That 0-60 mph time of seven seconds is as quick as any Ridgeline buyer will likely need. But its weight of about 4,500 pounds is a lot for 280 horsepower to pull. It can be challenged when towing its maximum of 5,000 pounds with all-wheel drive.

Without low-range gearing, the Ridgeline is less an off-road performer than a weekend toy-tower. Still, all-wheel drive offers plenty of traction, while electronic drive modes help the Ridgeline perform well in snow, mud, and sand. These settings change the transmission shift pattern to hold lower gears, move power to rear wheels, and soften throttle response. Nearly eight inches of ground clearance is acceptable for a pickup of this size, but the rear control arms leave only about six inches of travel.

The unibody structure feels exceptionally solid, and the suspension is a little firmer than on the Pilot in order to handle a truck’s payloads, but that firmness doesn’t diminish the ride. The Ridgeline is composed and compliant on all surfaces from bumpy paved to graded gravel. It’s hard to find flaws in the driving dynamics. The steering could have a bit more weight and provide more feedback, but the same could be said of any contemporary truck with electric power steering. All-wheel drive Ridgelines include torque vectoring at the rear axle, lending stability in corners, especially when traction is reduced by the road surface.

Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings and active lane control. The lane-departure feature is a little too eager to assert itself, jiggling the steering wheel when the truck’s trajectory even slightly heads toward a painted line at the edge of the road.

Summary

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is the standard in pickup truck refinement, if not ruggedness. It’s a creative blend of engineering and imagination, adept at light truck work or daily transportation. The cabin is roomiest in the class, and the bed can do tricks that other trucks can only envy.

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