The Ridgeline comes in three trim levels--RT, Sport, RTS and RTL--and they are all powered by a 3.5L, 250-hp V6 engine that makes 247 lb-ft of torque and utilizes a drive-by-wire electric throttle. The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission in all three models and they all feature a locking rear differential. The Ridgeline features a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and a 1,500-pound payload capacity. The Ridgeline is known as much for its smooth ride as for its tough-guy capabilities, thanks to its closed-box frame and independent suspension. It also has a slew of standard safety features, such as 3-point seatbelts for all five seats, air bags all around, anti-lock brakes, stability assist with traction control, brake assist and tire pressure monitoring. All of those features are standard across the board. The base-level RT has air conditioning with an air filtration system, power everything, cruise control and a 6-speaker audio system with MP3 playback. The Sport adds 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, an upgraded stereo and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The RTS adds a security system, privacy glass, dual-zone climate controls and a more powerful 7-speaker stereo system with controls on the steering wheel. Like the RTL, it comes with a trailer harness.The RTL has everything the RTS has, plus a moonroof, heated mirrors, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, HomeLink and XM satellite radio. It's also the only trim level to offer an optional navigation system, which also adds Bluetooth connectivity and a programmable multi-information display.
The Honda ridgeline remains unaltered for 2013 with one exception. A rear view camera now comes standard across all trim levels.
- Comfortable ride
- payload and towing capacity
- extensive standard safety equipment
3.5L SOHC MPFI 24-valve VTEC V6 engineDrive-by-wire throttleDirect ignition system5-speed automatic transmissionHD transmission coolerLocking rear differential4-wheel driveHD radiator w/dual 160-watt fansTrailer harness pre-wiringIntegrated class III trailer hitchHD front & rear tow hooksClosed-box frame w/unit-body constructionSteel-reinforced composite bed -inc: lockable in-bed trunk, (8) HD tie-down cleats, (4) bed lights w/auto-off timerGVWR 6050 lbsMacPherson strut front suspensionMulti-link rear suspension w/trailing armsFront & rear stabilizer barsVariable pwr rack & pinion steeringHD pwr steering coolerPwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakesENTERTAINMENT100-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player -inc: (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playbackHidden roof-mounted antenna
Front cloth bucket seatsActive adjustable front head restraints60/40 split fold rear seat -inc: lift-up feature, fold-down armrest, under seat storageRear adjustable head restraintsCenter console -inc: sliding armrest, storageAdjustable steering columnSteering wheel-mounted cruise controlsWarning lights -inc: low-fuel, low-oil pressure, tailgate open, bed trunk open, pwr sliding rear cabin window open, passenger-side front & side airbags offMaintenance Minder systemPwr windows w/driver auto-up/downPwr door locksRemote entry systemCruise controlRemote fuel filler door releaseTrip computerImmobilizer theft-deterrent systemAir conditioning w/air-filtration systemRear seat heater ductsFront passenger-side storage trayCup holders -inc: (2) front, (4) rear12V pwr outlets -inc: (2) front, (1) rearDoor pocket storage binsRearview mirror -inc: rearview camera display w/guidelinesDual illuminated vanity mirrorsSunglasses holderFront & rear grab handlesFront door courtesy lightsMap lightsSeatback pockets2nd row garment hooksFlat rear floor17" styled steel wheelsP245/65TR17 all-season tiresCompact spare tireMulti-reflector halogen headlights w/auto-offFolding pwr mirrorsHeat-rejecting green-tinted glassPwr sliding rear cabin windowVariable intermittent windshield wipers w/auto-heated wiper zoneDual-action tailgate
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)Brake assistVehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction controlSide-impact door beamsDaytime running lightsDual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbagsDual front side-impact airbags w/passenger-side occupant position detection systemFront & rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor3-point seat belts in all seating positions -inc: front automatic tensioning system, front adjustable seat belt anchorsChild-proof rear door locksLower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)Tire pressure monitoring system
US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:
Overall Rating: Not Rated
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: Not Rated
Overall Side Crash Rating: Not Rated
US NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING:
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 14.3%
Note Regarding Driver Rating:
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.
Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.