2022 Honda Ridgeline

Rating7.7

Ranked #5 in Midsize Pickup-truck

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Starting MSRP 

$37,640 - $45,070

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Key Spec of 2022 Honda Ridgeline
fuel economy

18/21/24

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

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2022 Honda Ridgeline Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 5, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Honda Ridgeline comes practically unchanged this time as it got a complete redesign just last year. Even though there aren't any changes Honda has bumped the prices by $400 on all the trims and the 2022 Ridgeline Crew Cab starts at $36,890 for the base Sports trim and goes up to $44,320 for the top-end Black Edition trim. Change or no change the Ridgeline remains a fairly decent offering in the compact pickup truck segment. The revised front and rear styling from the 2021 Ridgeline gets carried over into 2022 MY, along with the same set of specs and features.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

The aesthetic packages from the Honda Performance Development also continue into the 2022 Ridgeline trim lineup. With a maximum towing capacity of under 5,000 lbs and maximum payload capacity of below 1,600 lbs. the Ridgeline isn't the most capable truck in the segment. Although under the hood, the 280-hp V6 motor ensures a smooth driving experience while the unibody chassis ensures car-like driving dynamics. Well will if hold a candle against the body-on-frame rival pickup trucks let's find out in this review of the 2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab.


ProsConsWhat's New

Decent power and a good handling dynamics

Not many trims to choose from

New optional Sonic Grey Pearl exterior color has been added.

Latest safety features

Low towing capacity

Car-like to drive

Unibody construction, rivals get body-on frame

Extra storage space beneath the cargo bed

Over All Rating

7.7

Out of 10

Pricing and Features7.00
Engine and Performace9.00
Features6.00
Engine and Performance7.50
Fuel Economy9.00
Interior8.00
Exterior7.00
Safety8.00
Competition7.50
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Trims

Sport$37,640 onwards

  • Led ambient interior lighting
  • Proximity entry & push-button ignition
  • Seven-Speaker sound system

RTL$40,620 onwards

  • Blind-Spot monitoring
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-Sliding rear window
  • Sunroof

RTL-e$43,570 onwards

  • Heated steering wheel
  • Led ambient interior lighting
  • Navigation system
  • Second-row USB charge ports
  • Wireless smartphone charging

Black Edition$45,070 onwards

  • Black leather interior with red accents
  • Blacked-Out exterior trim
  • Red LED ambient interior lighting


Colors and Styles

2022 Honda Ridgeline in Deep Scarlet Pearl color
Deep Scarlet Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

This 2022 Honda Ridgeline continues with the same set of trims as Honda has given on the 2021 Ridgeline, without any changes. Uplifting the pickup's cred even further, the Honda Performance Development packages still retained this year, with no change in their price. Though it comes in only one cab size option it remains a spacious and fairly practical pickup in the segment.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Off-Roading

The Ridgeline compact pickup truck also has a good reputation for its safety tech, with many more driver-assistance features offered as standard and a smooth ride because of the unibody construction. Just like always, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline will be seen competing with its rivals like the Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma.


Features
6.0/10

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline comes in four trims just like last year, the trims include Sport, RTL, RTL-E, and Black Edition. The 2022 Ridgeline is only available in Crew Cab style and prices start at $36,890. The standard features list on offer is sparse and even though it gets a handful of optional packages it still isn’t the most customizable truck, compared to its competition or otherwise.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab in action

Optional packages include Function package, Honda Performance Development (HPD) package, Function+ package, and Utility package. The first package gets you a first-aid kit, trunk divider, and cargo net. The HPD package adds HPD badging, a unique front grille, fender flares, and bronze-color wheels. While the Utility package gets you running boards, roof rails, and crossbar.

Trims

Sport

RTL

RTL-E

Black Edition

MSRP

$36,890 $39,870 $42,820 $44,320

Features

280 hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine

Adds or upgrades to 'Sport' Adds or upgrades to 'RTL' Adds or upgrades to 'RTL-E'
  LED headlights Leather upholstery Driver's seat memory function Blacked out wheels and exterior trims
  8-inch touchscreen w/ Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Power-sliding rear window Heated steering wheel Black leather interior w/ red stitching
  Proximity entry and push-button start Heated and power-adjustable front seats Navigation Red LED ambient interior lighting
  Seven-speaker sound system Sunroof Wireless smartphone charging  
  Three-zone automatic climate control Blind-spot moniotring LED ambient interior lighting  
  Adaptive cruise control   Eight-speaker upgraded audio system  
  Forward collision mitigation w/ lane-keeping assist   Household-style power outlet in the bed  
Engine and Performance
7.5/10

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is powered by the same 3.5-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine which produces 280 hp and a torque of 262 lb-ft. Also, all trims would come with standard AWD along with a nine-speed automatic gearbox. With this engine, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline hits 130 MPH top speed and can tow 5,000 pounds while the payload capacity is maxed out at 1,583 pounds.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Engine Bay

The acceleration is pretty good as the 2022 Ridgeline goes from 0-60 MPH in 7.2 seconds, whereas a standing quarter-mile is completed in 15.6 seconds at a speed of 91 MPH. The new Ridgeline is one of the smoothest pickup trucks on the road. The truck also weighs relatively less than the industry standard, which improves its maneuverability and handling.

Model

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2021 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2021 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

2021 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

MSRP

$36,890

$27,470 $29,340 $29,180

Engine

3.5-liter V6 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 3.8-liter V6 2.7-liter inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

280 hp @ 6000 RPM

270 hp @ 5500 RPM

310 hp @ 6400 RPM

159 hp @ 5200 RPM

Torque

262 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM

281 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM

180 lb-ft @ 3800 RPM
0-60 MPH (sec) 7.2 6.1 7.2 9.8
Quarter-Mile (sec) 15.6 14.7 15.6 17.0
Top Speed (MPH) 130 N/A 120 116
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 5000 7500 6500 3500

The Nissan Frontier has the best of power and torque figures, whereas the Ridgeline slots beneath it, producing slightly less power and torque. While the Toyota Tacoma with a naturally aspirated inline-4 engine under the hood is the least powerful pickup here. In terms of acceleration, there is no beating the turbocharged Ranger which does 0-60 MPH in a shade above six seconds beating the Ridgeline by 1.1 seconds.

Fuel Economy
9.0/10

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline has an EPA estimated gas mileage of 18 MPG in the city, 24 MPG on the highway, and 21 MPG in combined conditions. The fuel tank is as large as 19.5 gallons, and together with the MPG figures, the midsize SUV-based truck has a really impressive 468 miles range on the highway and 351 miles range in the city.

Model

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2021 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2021 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

2021 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

MPG (city)

18

21

18

20

MPG (highway)

24

26

24

23

MPG (combined)

21

23

20

21

Fuel tank capacity (gal.)

19.5

18.0

21.0

21.1

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (mi.)

351/ 468/ 409

378/ 468/ 414

378/ 525/ 420

422/ 485/ 443

Although the Ford Ranger has the best MPG figures, a smaller 18-gallon fuel tank marginalizes the range. The Nissan Frontier and the Ridgeline share similar gas mileage. While the Toyota Tacoma offers better gas mileage than them in the city but lower gas mileage on the highway.

Interior
8.0/10

The Ridgeline's interior is tops in its class in terms of practicality and comfort - Car and Driver

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline cabin has been carried over from last year. That being said, the cabin is simple and logically laid out. The dashboard uses a mix of soft-touch and hard-touch plastics. Overall the cabin has a car-like vibe and everything is well put together and feels solid.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Dashboard

Coming to the seats, they are comfortable and well-cushioned, whereas their placement in the cabin makes room for 5 average-sized adults without an issue. The infotainment system also remains the same as in the previous model with an 8-inch touchscreen display, whereas Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Rear Seats

Convenience features like tri-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel can also be seen as standard across all trims.

Model

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2021 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2021 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

2021 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

40.1/ 62.0/ 40.9 

39.8/ 56.7/ 43.1

39.9/ 58.2/ 42.3 39.7/ 58.3/ 42.9

Rear Row (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

38.8/ 61.5/ 36.7

38.3/ 56.3/ 34.5

38.6/ 58.7/ 33.2

38.3/ 58.9/ 32.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 33.9 43.3 27.1 N/A

The bed is available in one standard size, unlike the other pickup trucks in this comparison. The bed is 64 inches long and 60 inches wide at the bed walls. The Ridgeline also has an extra 7.3 cubic feet of space available under the bed, which is a unique feature in its class.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Cargo Bed

Compared to the Ridgeline, the rivals offer better space in the front row seats but at the rear, the Ridgeline offers more space. That said, the highest cargo volume in the bed is offered by the Ford Ranger while the Nissan Frontier offers the least cargo volume. 

Interior Features:

  • Heated and power-adjustable front seats
  • Driver's seat memory function
  • Fabric-trimmed seats
  • Interior ambient lighting
Exterior
7.0/10

As far as midsize pickups go, the Honda Ridgeline isn't the most rugged truck around - Edmunds

Honda revamped the Ridgeline’s exterior in 2021 for the first time because the former design was a little outdated for the new decade. And so, the 2022 Ridgeline doesn't get any changes on the outside. Starting with the overall styling, the Honda Ridgeline looks modern, more compact, and simple, as most of the Honda vehicles would appear to its customer base. Moreover, the current design has been heavily inspired by the new Honda Passport which gives it a more rounded and familiar look.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab with HPD Package Front View

Upfront, the front grille has been upgraded and a new metal-finished cross member sits atop the front grille on the hood. New bumpers, fenders, and a new headlight design can be spotted. Approaching from the side, there is nothing new, but because of the new front designs, the sides also appear elevated and new. The rear does not have major upgrades except for the bumper. A choice between two 18-inch and 20-inch wheels also adds up to the aesthetics.

Model

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2021 Ford Ranger SuperCrew

2021 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

2021 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4436

4232

4473 4040

Length (in.)

210.2

210.8

210.2 212.3

Width (in.)

78.6

73.3

73.0 74.4

Height (in.)

70.8

71.2

72.0 70.6

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.6

8.4

N/A 9.4

Wheelbase (in.)

125.2

126.8

126.0 127.4

Since dimensionally the 2022 Ridgeline does not change, it remains the smallest in terms of length, wheelbase, and ground clearance compact to its rivals. Its 125.2-inch wheelbase doesn't allow it to have the most spacious cabin space in the segment, whereas the 7.6-inch ground clearance robs it of major off-roading duties.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab with HPD Package RearView

Exterior Features:

  • Automatic headlights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
  • Running boards (optional)
  • Roof rails with roof rack (optional)
Safety
8.0/10

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is probably the safest compact pickup truck in the segment. To start with, the unibody construction is unique to the Ridgeline, and because of it, it has a lighter weight and thus better agility too. Moving towards safety features, Honda Sensing is a collection of smart and high-tech collision mitigation features, and it is standard on all trims. Also, since the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is a carryover model, the NHTSA rating of 5-stars and mostly positive IIHS ratings for the 2021 MY will be applicable this time too.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab IIHS Crash-test

Safety Features:

  • Vehicle stability assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane-Departure Warning 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind-spot Monitoring System
  • Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Competition
7.5/10

2022 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Ford Ranger

These two have been rivaling each other since their inception. Both of these perfectly fit the definition of a compact pickup truck because of their compact sizes and acceptable capacities. In fact, the powertrain on both of these vehicles is quite similar in terms of power and torque but vastly different in terms of how they perform in the real world. Ford's turbo-four motor is efficient, quick, and can tow more than the Ridgeline's V6 motor. 

2021 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

While the Ranger is available in two different cab styles and different bed lengths, Honda does not offer anything as such on its lineup. Both of them might appear very simple from the outside, but the interiors of the Ridgeline have plenty of room, and the layout is more practical. Moreover, the drive quality is also superior to that of the Ford. But as an overall workhorse, the Ford Ranger remains a better pick.

2022 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Toyota Tacoma

Even though both the trucks belong to Japanese car manufacturers they vastly differ in terms of capabilities on offer. The Tacoma is for those who are looking for a rugged and abuse-friendly workhorse that can also take care of off-roading. While the Ridgeline is more tamed down in its approach. It can handle a fair amount of off-roading but is more car-like with excellent driving dynamics. Thus making it very easy to live with daily driver.

2021 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

But all things aren't bad for the Tacoma either,  it offers several trims choices and additional packages which can be had to meet one's requirements. While the Ridgeline with limited trims and optional package fairly restricts the customization choices you have at your disposal. Thus based on your needs we would suggest picking either of the two.

Final Verdict

Though there might be lesser-priced and more rugged pickup trucks in the market, Honda’s 2022 Ridgeline is still the best value truck that one should consider for daily use. That is not all, with the HPD package equipped, one could also take it off-road. Although, the Japanese compact pickup truck is not as capable enough to haul or tow on-par with offerings from Ford or Toyota. That aside, with the 2021 model year's changes being carried over, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is as capable and praise-worthy for the $36,890 starting price tag.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$37640

body style

3dr Crew Cab

engine type
displacement

212 cu in

horse power

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

210.2 in

wheelbase

125.2 in

width

78.6 in

curb weight

500 lbs

Height

70.8 in

Ground Clearance

7.3 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

33.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

18/21/24 mpg


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2014 Honda Ridgeline

SE 3dr Crew Cab 5.3 ft. SB w/Leather, Navigation AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

2

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 19, 2022

Not so comfortable for long journeys.

Pros - Nothing

Cons - Navigation system issue, leather issue, Ride quality.

Navigation system has some faults. There is not even a thing i like about my used Honda Ridgeline. The navigation system stops working and the screen freezes while in use. The leather on the seats have started to come off owing to its age. The ride quality is also very horrible. The SUV feels very bouncy on bad roads or uneven terrain. I am highly dissatisfied with the service quality offer...

2/10
Features
2/10
Interior
5/10
Design
2/10
Safety
3/10
Reliability
4/10
Deal Value
2/10
Dealer Review

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Ernie Pacocha

2014 Honda Ridgeline

RTS 3dr Crew Cab 5.3 ft. SB AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 6, 2022

Reliable but not unlike other trucks.

Pros - Smart storage spaces, good for city use and light hauling.

Cons - Can't offroad, low fuel economy, won't qualify to be a work truck.

Not your typical truck. It's slightly difficult to call the 2014 Ridgeline a good truck because it isn't like your usual trucks that can haul and tow like crazy and can even off-road. The 2014 Ridgeline is more like a domestic kitten and thus it's best not to expect it to go hard. But it does hold its value and can provide adequate punch when driving in the town. Also to whoever says it can't off...

6/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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Silas Hyatt

2014 Honda Ridgeline

RTS 3dr Crew Cab 5.3 ft. SB AWD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 30, 2022

Not the best but good enough.

Pros - Comfortable, decent towing capacity.

Cons - Tires quality.

Unlike others. It's the second Honda Ridgeline we've owned. We required a big vehicle, My spouse largely uses it for his work. It's a pretty comfy truck, and I drive it only occasionally. This vehicle is quite comfortable, and its towing capability is not great but acceptable. The tires may be better, but they don't appear to wear as well as other tires we've used. It's worth buying again. A fant...

6/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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