2017 Honda Ridgeline


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Starting MSRP 

$31,375 - $42,970

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Key Spec of 2017 Honda Ridgeline
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular Unleaded


280 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab is all-new this year and is on sale with a base price tag of $29,475. It is sold in the form of five trims which are RT, RTS, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition. It comes with a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 280 hp and 260 lb-ft. of torque. This V6 offers punchy acceleration and is also the most fuel-efficient in its class. However, its maximum towing capacity is on the downside at 5,000 pounds. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline front angle view

The cabin of the Ridgeline is highly functional, spacious, and is nicely decorated with good quality materials. The strong points of the Ridgeline are its outstanding reliability and an innovative cargo bed. In view of safety, the Ridgeline has earned great safety ratings and also packs a lot of driver aids. Some of the main rivals of the Ridgeline include the Chevy Colorado, the Nissan Frontier, and the Toyota Tacoma

ProsConsWhat's New

Balanced ride

Less towing capacity

Fully redesigned

Spacious rrear seats

High ownership costs

Quality interior

Irritating infotainment system

Punchy V6

Functional cargo bed

Great reliability

Over All Rating


Out of 10

Pricing and Features6.00
Engine and Performance9.00
Fuel Economy8.30
Notable Rankings

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RT$31,375 onwards

  • 4.2-Inch information screen
  • Air conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Power lock system
  • Push-Button start
  • Usb port

RTS$31,515 onwards

  • Foglights
  • Homelink remote system
  • Keyless entry
  • Remote engine start
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control

Sport$33,015 onwards

  • Gray-Painted alloy wheels

RTL$33,780 onwards

  • Eight-Way power adjustments driver seat
  • Four-Way power adjustments passenger seat
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated outside mirrors
  • Noise-Reducing windshield

RTL-T$35,930 onwards

  • 8-Inch touchscreen audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Audio
  • Hd radio
  • Honda'S LaneWatch
  • Led daytime running lights
  • Navigation system

RTL-E$41,470 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Blind-Spot monitoring & rear cross-traffic alert
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Lane departure warning & intervention
  • Led headlights

Black Edition$42,970 onwards

  • Black headliner
  • Black paint exterior
  • Black-Painted wheels
  • Red-Accented black leather seats


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2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL

RTL 3dr Crew Cab 5.3 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $336/mo
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$5,177 Below market
RMV: $29,977
Fairfield, OH
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Est. $325/mo
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$5,004 Below market
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Harrington, DE
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2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck


Est. $380/mo
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$5,693 Below market
RMV: $33,692
Houston, TX
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2018 Honda Ridgeline39
Price Drop, $400
Previous Price: $2489510 May 2022

2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL

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

Est. $332/mo
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$4,985.5 Below market
RMV: $29,480.5
Ogden, UT
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Est. $338/mo
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$4,731 Below market
RMV: $29,631
Dallas, TX
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2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck


Est. $339/mo
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$4,636 Below market
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Portland, OR
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2017 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck


Est. $388/mo
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$5,080 Below market
RMV: $33,692
Chantilly, VA
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2017 Honda Ridgeline32
Price Drop, $220
Previous Price: $2699420 May 2022

2017 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E

RTL-E 3dr Crew Cab 5.3 ft. SB AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $363/mo
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$4,670 Below market
RMV: $31,444
Seffner, FL
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Price Rise, $803
Previous Price: $2954406 Apr 2022

2018 Honda Ridgeline RTL-E

RTL-E 3dr Crew Cab 5.3 ft. SB AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

Est. $412/mo
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$5,266 Below market
RMV: $35,613
Philadelphia, PA
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Colors and Styles

2017 Honda Ridgeline in Crystal Black Pearl color
Crystal Black Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Honda made the perfect pickup but failed to make it desirable- Motor1

The Honda Ridgeline is a truck meant for people who need the versatility of an open cargo bed but Honda's vetting rational buyers will see this is just as useful as a bigger truck despite its smaller size. That strategy didn't pay well for the first Ridgeline but this version is much better aligned with what people need in the growing midsize truck market. 

One of the downsides of the Ridgeline is its high ownership costs. While the Japanese marque vehicles are known for their low ownership costs, the Ridgeline does not follow the same principle. It is estimated that it will cost around $8,640 every year for its maintenance, repair, depreciation, etc. But, its fuel costs is less than its rivals thanks to its fuel-efficient engine. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Front View
2017 Honda Ridgeline Rear View


The lack of multiple cab and bed configurations severely limits this truck to very specific uses- CarGurus

A total of five trim levels are offered on the Honda Ridgeline. These are RT, RTS, Sport, RTL. RTL-T, RTL-E, and Black Edition. Pricing for these trims start range between $29,475 and $42,970 and also adds a separate $900 destination fee. All the models are available in both FWD and AWD configurations except for the RTL-E and Black Edition trims that come standard with an AWD system. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab three-quarter view

The RT trim is a barebone in terms of features but they keep adding to the list as you climb the trim ladder. The Ridgeline offers a lot of functional benefits but there are also limitations with its car-like body unibody platform. It comes only as a crew cab with a 5-foot 4-inch bed, period. For any other configuration, you'll need a traditional body-on-frame pickup. 

Trims RT RTS Sport RTL RTL-T RTL-E Black Edition
MSRP (FWD) $29,475 $31,515 $33,015 $33,780 $35,930 N/A N/A
MSRP (AWD) $31,375 $33,415 $34,915 $35,680 $37,830 $41,470 $42,970
Key Features 18-inch alloy wheels Adds/ Upgrades to RT rtim Adds/ Upgrades to RTS trim Adds/ Upgrades to Sport trim Adds/ Upgrades to RTL trim Adds/ Upgrades to RTL-T trim Adds/ Upgrades to RTL-E trim
  5-inch display Keyless entry, 18-inch gray alloy wheels Leather seats 8-inch touchscreen display LED bed lights Black Edition exterior trim
  Bluetooth connectivity Remote engine start Black exterior trim 10-way power driver's seat Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Heated side-view mirrors Black Edition leather trim
  Push-button start Tri-zone automatic climate control Sport badges Heated front seats Satellite-linked navigation system Cargo bed audio system 18-inch black alloy wheels
  Cloth upholstery HomeLink remote system.       Adaptive Cruise Control Red interior ambient lighting
  7-speaker sound system Fog lights       Lane Keep Assist  
  Manually-adjustable front seats         Blind Spot Monitor  
            Rear Cross-traffic Alert  
            Power moonroof  
            Auto high-beam LED headlights  
            Truck bed power outlet  

We Recommend

We suggest you buy the RTL-T trim as it adds some value technological features to the list. These features include an 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a satellite-linked navigation system. If you want to take this vehicle off roads, we recommend the Adventure package that adds crossbars, gloss black roof rails, fender flares, running boards, skid plate, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a sports grille. 

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Engine and Performance

There's more than enough horsepower to get up small hills and hit highway speeds while pulling- Autoblog

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Engine and Transmission 

The Honda Ridgeline features a new 3.5L V6 engine that makes 280 hp and 260 lb-ft. of torque. All this power is sent out through a 6-speed automatic transmission. It is available in both FWD and AWD configurations. Unlike the Pilot SUV, the Ridgeline does not get an optional 9-speed automatic but that's not needed at all as the standard gearbox is the perfect transmission for this truck. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab engine

When it comes to powertrain refinement, the Ridgeline is at the top of the class. This transmission is on the job. It shifts quickly, behaves better, and in this particular truck, it is absolutely fabulous. This engine is not the most high-tech V6 on the market but it is one of the more refined V6 out there. And now because it has direct injection, it does have more horsepower than it used to. 


2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab







3.5L V6

3.6L V6 3.5L V6 4.0L V6
Drivetrain FWD RWD RWD RWD


6-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

5-Speed Automatic


280 hp @ 6,000 RPM 308 hp @ 6,800 RPM 278 hp @ 6,000 RPM 261 hp @ 5,600 RPM


262 lb-ft. @ 4,700 RPM 275 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM 265 lb-ft. @ 4,600 RPM 281 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

Among its rivals, the Ridgeline is the truck with an FWD configuration while the rest of the rivals come standard with an RWD drivetrain. Comparing power levels, the Chevy Colorado is at the top while the Toyota Tacoma's power figures are similar to the Ridgeline. On the other end, the Nissan Frontier is the least powerful truck in this segment. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Acceleration

The Honda Ridgeline is quite faster than you might expect. During the 0-60 MPH test run, the Ridgeline took 6.6 seconds while the quarter-mile run was completed in 15.7 seconds and tops at 112 MPH. The 6-speed gearbox get some part of the credit here as its quick shifts at the right time helps the Ridgeline achieve a good acceleration. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab takes 6.6 sec to reach 60 MPH

The other part of the credit goes to the V6 which is pretty snappy. When you put your feet deep into it, it jumps up to speed, feeling faster than most of the competition. Pushing to its limits isn't an issue but the V6 does work pretty hard when you're coming up some of those bigger hills. Overall, the Ridgeline delivers good performance for a midsize truck. 


2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

0-60 MPH

6.6 sec

6.1 sec

6.8 sec

7.3 sec

Quarter mile

15.7 sec

14.8 sec

15.2 sec

15.8 sec



3.6 L

3.5 L


Top Speed

112 MPH

100 MPH

110 MPH

113 MPH

Thanks to its quick-shifting 8-speed automatic and powerful engine, the Chevy Colorado takes the shortest time to complete the tests while the Ridgeline is the second-in-line. The similarly-powered Toyota Tacoma gives a good challenge to the Ridgeline in the drag test. The less-powerful Nissan Frontier comes in last, which is more obvious. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Ride and Handling

The Honda Ridgeline's unibody construction combined with the independent suspension setup means that the Ridgeline drives almost like an Accord. It likes to tuck into corners and it doesn't really push wide. There isn't a lot of body roll and the steering feedback in this truck is really good. Of all the midsize pickup trucks, the Ridgeline certainly offers the sportiest driving dynamics. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab driving view

Also, new for this year is the torque vectoring system that makes the Ridgeline feel more solid and predictable in its handling. Heading off-road, especially at high speeds, you really notice that this system helps you pull through corners. The suspension keeps this truck nice and smooth. It also does a great job of eating all the imperfections on the road to deliver a comfortable ride. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Braking

Speaking of brakes, the Honda Ridgeline comes with ventilated disc brakes. These discs measure 12.6 inches at the front and 13 inches at the back. The Ridgeline decelerates from 60-0 MPH in 129 feet. The braking distance is not that impressive but average in this segment. Rivals with similar curb weight as the Ridgeline were able to achieve a shorter braking distance.


2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab brakes

Therefore, Honda needs to work on the Ridgeline's braking performance to keep up with its rivals. Nevertheless, the brakes have good stopping power and the braking pressure is good too. The pedal feels not too soft and not too firm either. Technologies such as collision mitigation braking will assist the Ridgeline to take a shorter distance during emergency braking. 


2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Brakes Front

12.6 in

12.8 in

10.8 in

11.7 in

Brakes Rear

13.0 in

12.2 in

10.0 in

11.3 in

Curb Weight

4,242 lbs 4,252 lbs 4,180 lbs

4,224 lbs

60-0 MPH 

129 ft.

123 ft.

132 ft.

135 ft.

Once again, the Chevy Colorado climbs to the top of the table due to its excellent braking performance. But, the real performer here is the Toyota Tacoma has it comes fitted with small brakes and still, manages to stop earlier than the Nissan Frontier. In this field, the Ridgeline's performance is pretty much decent. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Towing Capacity

The towing capacity in the Honda Ridgeline is the same as the Pilot which is 3,500 pounds in the FWD models and 5,000 pounds for the AWD versions. While 5,000 pounds is a lot for most people, it's not as much as you can get from some rivals for the same price. It does have a 2-inch hitch receiver but it has only a 7-pin connection which is located deep down under the bumper. For a truck that is mostly going to tow small trailers, it seems like an oversight to not have a 4-pin connection. 


2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs 7,000 lbs 6,400 lbs 6,500 lbs

The Chevy Colorado is the star of the show when it comes to towing capacity. Both the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier tow ratings are at least 1,400 pounds more than the Ridgeline. Therefore, if you are the kind of person who visits construction sites regularly and tows heavy loads, the Colorado is a good choice.  

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Fuel Economy

Honda's improved the gas mileage in the Ridgeline significantly- The Car Connection

The fuel economy of the Honda Ridgeline is great as the engine offers the latest cylinder deactivation technology to improved highway fuel economy. The numbers include 19 MPG in the city, 26 MPG on a highway, and 22 MPG combined, as estimated by the EPA. The AWD models drop down the fuel economy by just 1 MPG.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab rear driving view

Those are the highest fuel ratings in this particular segment. The Ridgeline gets the smallest fuel tank that measures 19.5 gallons and yet, it delivers a decent range thanks to its impressive efficiency. The Ridgeline can deliver 439 miles of combined range in FWD form while the AWD models can drive up to only 419 miles, which is still good. 


2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

MPG (City)





MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 19.5 21.0 21.1 21.1
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 371/507/439 378/525/451 401/506/453 338/485/411

The Ridgeline stays at the top of the table as it returns the best-combined mileage among its rivals. The fuel ratings of the  Toyota Tacoma and the Chevy Colorado are almost the same and hence, share the same stage. On the other hand, the Nissan Frontier is the least fuel-efficient truck here despite producing less power. 

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As before, the interior of the Ridgeline positively embarrasses the competition. It feels enormous and comfortable front and rear- CarAndDriver

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Seating and Comfort

The Honda Ridgeline has the best-trimmed interior in the midsize truck class with great materials. Cloth upholstery is standard but the RTL trim and onwards get perforated leather seats. The seat bottoms are well-cushioned and they have got a nice firm but comfortable feel. The armrests fold down because the center console design is quite different than in most trucks. The seating position is also different, it's a little bit more like you're sitting down in a car. The extensive seat and wheel adjustability will let any driver get comfortable. That combined with excellent passenger space in the front row increases the comfort levels. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab dashboard

On the contrary, the seating position at the back is pretty higher than it is in some of the midsize trucks. These seats are a bit stiff and flat, which may not suit some buyers. The rear row is plenty roomy for adults too even if it's not quite as enormous as the front. Unlike most trucks where the rear seats fold down, in the Ridgeline's case, the seat bottoms fold up which gives you not only nice big floor space but also a lot of verticle space to store long items. If you are a large person, getting in and out of the back seat is a bit of a challenge as the rear doors are a bit on the narrow side and they don't open all that wide. 


2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Passenger Capacity





Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





The front-seat space in the Chevy Colorado is the best in the segment. However, it is slightly behind in terms of shoulder and legroom. Both the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier offer very little legroom at the back and therefore, are very cramped for adults. it is also worth noting that the wide proportions of the Ridgeline offer the best shoulder room in this competition. Therefore, the passengers can sit comfortably. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Infotainment System

A 5-inch color display is standard on the lower trims that feature just Bluetooth and AM/FM radio. Like other Honda models, the higher trims of the Ridgeline now includes an 8-inch touchscreen display with the HondaLink infotainment system. This system lets you arrange the icons by holding your finger on the icon and dragging it. The navigation also accepts pinch and zoom gestures and swiping as well.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab infotainment system

The graphics aren't the clearest and it's slow to switch between modes. The audio quality produced by the seven speakers is absolutely great. The climate controls below the screen are well laid out and easy to get. The only issue though is that there are no hard buttons for the radio. Everything is touch-sensitive here. That means it's really difficult to change the volume of the station without using the button on the steering wheel. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Interior Features 

The cabin of the Honda Ridgeline is the host of many comfort and technological features. Some of them are mentioned below:

  • Tilt & telescopic multi-function leather, heated steering wheel
  • Power front heated seats
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • Remote engine start
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Ambient lighting
  • Illuminated cupholders
  • Keyless entry
  • Dual illumination vanity mirrors
  • 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 7-speaker sound system
  • Navigation system

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Cargo Capacity

As mentioned before, the Honda Ridgeline comes with just one cargo bed i.e. 5-foot 4-inch bed. This bed offers a cargo space of 33.9 cu-ft, which is on par with some of its rivals. This bed also offers a maximum payload capacity of 1,584 pounds. The cargo bed is the coolest part of the Ridgeline. The tailgate opens two different ways- the traditional way or via a side hinge. Once open, there is actually a hidden trunk underneath the bed floor which is watertight and locks with the rest of the vehicle. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab trunk volume

This trunk provides an additional 7.3 cu-ft and one of the cool things you could do with it is use it as a cooler when tailgating. However, this bed is kind of shallow and because it has a hidden trunk, it makes you lifting heigh a little bit taller. Honda also had tailgating in mind when they added a 150 or 400-watt outlet at the back as well as a truck-bed audio system. It has surprisingly good sound quality and you can control it with your phone. This feature is only available on the RTL-E and Black Edition trims. Finally, there are plenty of tie-downs and LED lighting. 


2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)





As expected, the Chevy Colorado offers the most cargo volume in its bed and it is the only truck here whose payload capacity matches with the ridgeline. The cargo volume offered by the Nissan Frontier is almost the same as the Ridgeline but its payload is less. The Toyota Tacoma's cargo space is unknown but it also provides less payload capacity than the Ridgeline. 

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For 2017, new structure design means the buttresses are gone and the truck has a more traditional look -Kelley Blue Book

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Dimension and Weight

The Honda Ridgeline bears a strong resemblance to the Pilot SUV that it is based on. The Black Edition does look a lot more intimidating with all the blacked-out exterior except the dark bronze trim on the top of the grille. On all the trims, that would be chrome instead. Regardless, that trim integrates into the headlights which are halogen on all the trims while the RTL-E and Black Edition models come with LED headlamps. Also, LED DRLs are standard from the RTL-T trim and up. Down below, you will find separated turn signal and fog lamps on all but the base RT trim.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab front angle view

Around the side though is where you'll see how different the Ridgeline is from the typical midsize truck. This is a unibody vehicle which means there is no separation between cab and bed. This approach allowed several unique features to be added to the bed. Coming to the wheels, they are 18-inch alloy wheels. These wheels keep the Ridgeline 7.9 inches from the ground. It has a wide body in this segment and therefore, its shoulder room is segment-best. At the back, it looks pretty much like any other pickup truck with tall LED taillights flanking the tailgate. 


2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,242  4,252  4,180 


Length( in)



212.3 205.5

Width (in)





Height (in)





Ground Clearance (in)

7.9 8.1 9.4 8.6

Wheelbase (in)



127.4 125.9

Track Width (in) F/R

66.1/66.0 62.4/65.9 63.0/63.2 61.8/61.8

Being a capable off-roader, the Toyota Tacoma has the highest ground clearance in this segment. The Chevy Colorado has a long wheelbase and it translates for a roomy cabin. With an overall length of 205.5 inches, the Nissan Frontier is the shortest cab in this segment. Hence, it offers less passenger space in the rear row. 

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab Exterior Features

Some cool exterior features of the Honda Ridgeline are as follows:

  • Halogen & LED headlights
  • LED DRLs & taillights
  • Front fog lights
  • Door courtesy lights
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Black grille with chrome accents
  • LED pickup bed light
  • Black window trim
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

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A full selection of active driving safety features is available on top-grade models- Edmunds

The Honda Ridgeline was well-received by NHTSA. A perfect 5-star overall safety rating was awarded to the Ridgeline for its performance in all crash tests. It received 5 stars for the frontal and side-impact crash tests and 4 stars for the rollover crash test. The detailed NHTSA rings of the Ridgeline are mentioned below:

NHTSA Rating

Overall rating

5 stars

Overall frontal barrier crash rating

5 stars

Frontal barrier crash rating driver

5 stars

Overall side crash rating

5 stars

Side barrier rating

5 stars

Side pole rating driver front seat

5 stars

Combined side rating rear seat

5 stars

Rollover rating

4 stars

Side barrier rating driver

5 stars

Frontal barrier crash rating passenger

5 stars

Combined side rating front seat

5 stars

Side barrier rating passenger rear seat

5 stars

Just like NHTSA, even IIHS also gave the Ridgeline their 'Top Safety Pick+' award, which is considered as the highest accolade from the agency. That's because it received 'Good' ratings in almost all crash tests. The front passenger's crash test was rated 'Acceptable' while the front crash prevention was given a 'Superior' rating. 

IIHS Rating


Small overlap front driver side


Small overlap front passenger side


Moderate overlap front




Roof strength


Head restraints & seats


Front crash prevention




Child seat anchors (LATCH)


All these prove the fact that the Honda Ridgeline is a safe vehicle. When it comes to driver-assist features, the Ridgeline offers a long list of them. The lower versions come with a few safety features while the higher trims are equipped with Honda Sensing which is a suite of safety technologies.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab IIHS crash test

With these driver assistance features equipped, the Ridgeline can protect its occupants from the risk of collision. Some of them include:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Honda LaneWatch
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab vs 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

The V6 engine in the Chevy Colorado is optional but it makes more power than the Ridgeline. This engine has the best towing capacity in this segment but its fuel efficiency is on the lower side. The Colorado's cabin is roomier while its cargo capacity is the best in the segment. However, it loses some points in terms of safety as its ratings are not that impressive and also packs just a few features. 

2017 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

Similarly priced as the Ridgeline, the Toyota Tacoma is known for its off-road capabilities. Its towing capacity is more than the Ridgeline while its payload capacity is the best in the class. However, it is not as efficient as the Ridgeline. On the inside, it fails to offer enough passenger space in the third row but has a refined interior. The Tacoma isn't that great in view of safety features and ratings too. 

2017 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab vs 2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab

The Nissan Frontier is the cheapest option in this segment but also comes with a less powerful engine. It has the worst fuel economy while its towing and cargo capacities are commendable. The Frontier comes with limited standard features and its cabin also offers less rear-seat space. The Frontier is devoid of the latest safety tech, which is the biggest downside of this truck. 

2017 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
Final Verdict

Well-established solutions often work just fine but Honda has a rich tradition of questioning the fundamentals. You apply that innovative spirit to something like a pickup truck, the result is truck utility minus uncivilized inefficiencies. The Honda Ridgeline offers a lot for the money as there are things that you cannot get in any of the competitors such as driving character, refinement, and feature content. It is not going to work for all truck buyers but it's more than enough truck for most.  

2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab side angle view


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr Crew Cab

engine type

212 cu in

horse power

280 hp @ 6000 rpm


262 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm


6 speed Automatic


210 in


125 in


79 in

curb weight

4515 lbs


71 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

passenger volume

108.9 cu ft

cargo volume

39.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

18/21/25 mpg

highway range

487.50 mi

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

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