2022 Honda Ridgeline

MSRP $34,050 Est.

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2022 Honda Ridgeline Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 18, 2021

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Honda’s Ridgeline is the latest addition to the vast market of midsize pickups in America, with the first-generation rolling out of the production lines early in March 2005 as a 2006 model. This lasted for a solid 9 years, and in 2016, Ridgeline’s second generation was brought back with many notable changes on the inside and outside. The new generation has been showing pretty stable sales figures, unlike the first one.

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Pros

Decent power and a good ride

Affordable daily-drive light-duty truck

Smart safety features

Exciting additional packages

Cons

Not many trims to choose from

Low payload capacities

Less-rugged looks

What's New?

Minimal changes expected for 2022 in light of the major refresh received for the 2021 model year


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34050

bodystyle

3dr Crew Cab

engine type

horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

262 hp @ 4700 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $34,050 Est. onwards

280 hp @ 6000 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Honda Ridgeline in Deep Scarlet Pearl color
Deep Scarlet Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

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This generation seems to continue as Honda plans to launch the 2022 Ridgeline. The midsize SUV-based pickup truck has a good reputation for its safety tech and smooth ride because of the unibody construction. However, there will not be any big changes in the 2022 MY. Just like always, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline will be seen competing with its rivals like the Nissan FrontierToyota Tacoma, and Chevrolet Colorado.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Features

The Honda Ridgeline received a major facelift the previous year. Therefore we do not expect any major changes or even updates for that matter, and that applies to the trim level structure as well. The Ridgeline isn’t the most customizable truck, relative to its competition or otherwise. It is available in three trims starting from $36,750 for the lowest Sport Trim. We hope they will continue to sell the Black Edition as it brings in luxuries like leather upholstery, however, they decided against offering the same trim for the 2022 Honda Pilot, so we cannot be sure of it just yet.

Trims

Sport

RTL

RTL-E

MSRP

$36,750

$39,750

$43,000

Features

18” Alloys

In addition to /replacing Sport features:

In addition to /replacing RTL features:

 

7-speaker audio system

One-Touch Power Moonroof

Premium Sound System

 

Cloth Upholstery

Illuminated locking glove box

Memory setting for driver seat

 

8-inch touchscreen

Blind-Spot Monitoring System

Forward Collision Warning

 

Standard AWD

Fold-down armrests for front seats

Lane-Departure Warning 

*expected

We Recommend 

The Honda Ridgeline isn’t full of features, but it is an easy truck to live with. Last year our recommendation for anybody was the Black Edition, as in our opinion, ambient lighting and leather seats only make things easier, although the cloth upholstery does bring its own advantage to the way the pickup can be cleaned. Nevertheless, without assurance of the Black Edition being available, we would like to direct you to the next best trim, the RTL-E, which comes with a strong suite of safety features and a more premium sound system as well.

Price:

For 2022, the Honda Ridgeline is supposed to be sold in the same trim levels as of now. The low-spec Sport trim is expected to start from $36,750, whereas the RTL trim will be sold from $39,750 onwards. The expected price for slightly modified RTL-E trim is somewhere around $43,000, whereas the top-of-the-line Black Edition trim will hopefully be available and could cost up to $44,500.

Release Date:

It is difficult to predict the release date for the upcoming Honda Ridgeline, but looking at the previous launches, it is expected to happen in early 2022 as the production would start in late 2021.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Engine and Performance

Though there is no credible information about the powertrain specifications, a new engine would spice up things in the midsize pickup truck lineup, but this seems near to impossible. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline will be powered by the same 3.5L V6, which produces a power of 280HP and a torque of 262 lb-ft. Also, all trims would come with standard AWD, however, an affordable FWD trim would make a good utility vehicle for daily driving.

The new Ridgeline will mostly be equipped with the same 9-speed automatic transmission, and paddle shifters will be standard. With the same engine, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline hits a 112-MPH top speed. The acceleration is pretty good as the truck goes from 0-60 MPH in 6.9 seconds, whereas a standing quarter-mile is completed in 15.4 seconds at a speed of 91 MPH. The new Ridgeline is one of the smoothest pickup trucks on the road. The truck also weighs less than the industry standard, which improves its maneuverability and handling.

Model

Honda Ridgeline Sport Crew Cab**

Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab

Toyota Tacoma SR Double Cab** 

Chevrolet Colorado LT Crew Cab**

MSRP*

$36,750

$33,000

$33,000 

$35,000

Engine

3.5L V6

3.8L V6

3.5L V6

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD/4WD

4WD

4WD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (HP@RPM)

280@6000

310@6400

278@6000

308@6800

Torque (lb-ft@RPM)

262@4700

281@4400

265@4600

275@4000

*expected details **2021 MY data for reference

The Nissan Frontier has the best of power and torque figures, whereas the Colorado is short of only a few units to snatch that spot. It is the same with Tacoma and Ridgeline, but the numbers are comparatively low. However, the Ridgeline is supposed to outperform most of its contenders including the 3.6L V6 Colorado and the 3.8L V6 Frontier. This is probably because of the brilliant AWD setup and a smooth-shifting automatic transmission.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Fuel Economy

Technically, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is mostly a carryover model for this year, resulting in similar MPG figures as the current model. The upcoming Honda Ridgeline is expected to have an average 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 range.

Model

Honda Ridgeline Sport Crew Cab*

Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab*

Toyota Tacoma SR Double Cab*

Chevrolet Colorado LT Crew Cab*

MPG (city)

18

17

18

17

MPG (highway)

24

23

22

24

MPG (combined)

21

19

20

19

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

19.5

21.1

21.1

21.0

Range in miles (city/ highway/ combined)

351.0/ 468.0/ 409.5

358.7/ 485.3/ 400.9

379.8/ 464.2/ 422.0

357.0/ 504.0/ 399.0

*2021 MY data for reference

Although the Ridgeline has the best MPG figures, a smaller fuel tank marginalizes the range, with the Tacoma offering the best city and combined range while the Chevrolet Colorado is most frugal on the more open highways. When comparing the fuel tank capacity, all three rivals of the Ridgeline come with a better capacity of around 21 gallons.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Interior

Although the 2022 Honda Ridgeline has not undergone any changes on the inside, the cabin remains nearly the same for all the second-generation models. That being said, 2022 MY could get mild updates on the inside, but the probability of that happening is low. For now, the new Ridgeline is expected to have the same dashboard design, materials, and seating surfaces. Talking in general, the Honda Ridgeline has had a pretty good cabin layout right from the beginning of its new generation. Coming to the latest known design, the 2021 ridgeline has an attractively styled dashboard with all the controls in good reach to the occupants in the front. The materials used are of high quality and are durable. 

Additionally, the seats are very comfortable and well-cushioned, whereas their placement in the cabin makes room for 5 adults to fit in the cabin with a passenger volume of 109.7 ft3. 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 standard. Convenience features like tri-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and the leather-wrapped steering wheel can also be seen across all trims.

Model

Honda Ridgeline Sport Crew Cab*

Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab*

Toyota Tacoma SR Double Cab*

Chevrolet Colorado LT Crew Cab*

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front row room in inches (headroom/ shoulder room/ legroom)

40.1/ 62.0/ 40.9 

39.9/ 58.3/ 42.4

39.7/ 58.3/ 42.9

41.4/ 57.5/ 45.0

Rear row room in inches (headroom/ shoulder room/ legroom)

38.8/ 61.5/ 36.7

38.6/ 58.3/ 33.6

38.3/ 58.9/ 32.6

38.3/ 56.2/ 35.8

Trunk Capacity (ft3)

33.9

27.1

NA

41.3

*2021 MY data for reference

The bed is available in one standard size, unlike most of the pickup trucks in the states. The bed is 64 inches long and 60 inches wide at the bed walls, and that makes 33.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity in the bed. The Ridgeline also has an extra 7.3 cubic feet of space available under the bed, which is a unique feature in its class. Colorado offers a better trunk capacity at 41.3 cubic feet.

While Honda’s Ridgeline has the best overall room, one would argue that the Colorado has better headroom and legroom, but the Ridgeline has plenty in the rear row as well. However, this affects the cargo capacity, and Colorado comes out to be the best of all the competitors. The battle between Toyota and Nissan seems to be very close as both of them have similar rooms in the front and rear. The Frontier’s cargo capacity is a little less than that of the Ridgeline. Major interior features include-

  • Cloth upholstery
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto 
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control

2022 Honda Ridgeline Exterior

Starting with the overall styling, the Honda Ridgeline looks modern, more compact, and simple, as most of the Honda vehicles would appear to some. Honda revised Ridgeline’s exterior in 2021 for the first time because the former design was a little outdated for the new decade. The 2022 Ridgeline won’t be having any changes on the outside, but the current upgrades which look good are to be carried over to next year.

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 beautiful 18-inch wheels also adds up to the aesthetics.

Model

Honda Ridgeline Sport Crew Cab*

Nissan Frontier SV Crew Cab*

Toyota Tacoma SR Double Cab*

Chevrolet Colorado LT Crew Cab*

Curb Weight (lbs)

4436

4507

4445

4488

Length (inches)

210.2

205.5

212.3

212.7

Width (inches)

78.6

72.8

74.4

74.3

Height (inches)

70.8

70.1

70.6

70.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.6

10.1

9.4

8.2

Wheelbase (inches)

125.2

125.9

127.4

128.3

*2021 model data for reference

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is also about to carry the special appearance packages that are available on the current model. All other features like the in-trunk cargo capacity and a two-way folding tailgate will remain, and that means the payload and towing capacities will also be the same as 2021.

The Frontier is clearly more compact than its rivals. Since the Ridgeline does not change for the upcoming year, it will be the shortest in length but will be wider than the Toyota and Chevrolet. Both of them look very similar in terms of exterior dimensions, but the Tacoma is higher while Colorado has a longer wheelbase. Major exterior features include-

  • 18” Alloys
  • Intelligent Variable Torque Management
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • In-Bed Trunk
  • Two-way Folding Tailgate

2022 Honda Ridgeline Safety

The new Ridgeline is probably the safest midsize pickup truck. To start with, its unibody construction is unique to the ridgeline, and because of it, it has a lighter weight and better agility. With Honda’s R&D and engineering department working around the clock, the Japanese found a way to make the unibody structure withstand varying loads that a midsize truck. Moving towards safety features, Honda Sensing is a collection of smart and high-tech collision mitigation features, and it is standard on all the trims. Moreover, active safety features like vehicle stability assist, a multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, brake assist, and many more are also standard on all trims.

Along with the above-mentioned features, modern passive safety features like 3-point automatic tensioning seat belts and a cabin covered with airbags are also part of the pickup. Also, since the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is a carryover model, the NHTSA rating of 5-star and mostly positive IIHS ratings for the 2021 MY will probably remain the same. None of the competitors are as humble to provide safety as good as Honda, and neither are their scores anywhere near the Ridgeline. Few salient safety features include-

  • 5-star NHTSA rating
  • Rated “Top Safety Pick” by the IIHS
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane-Departure Warning 
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind-spot Monitoring System

2022 Honda Ridgeline Competition

Honda Ridgeline vs. Nissan Frontier

These two have been rivaling each other since their inception. Both of these perfectly fit the definition of a midsize pickup truck because of their compact sizes and acceptable capacities. In fact, the powertrain on both of these vehicles is also quite similar, but Honda is aimed toward efficiency while Nissan showcases power. While the Frontier 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 Nissan.

Honda Ridgeline vs. Toyota Tacoma

The Toyota Tacoma is a traditional-sized pickup truck that offers different cab layouts, unlike the Ridgeline, which is derived from an SUV. The Tacoma is slightly beefier and comes with bigger tires and is proven to be an off-road-worthy truck, in fact, most of the trims can be upgraded with a TRD package that has all the off-road-worthy stuff. However, the interiors on the Tacoma might seem a little outdated, which is not the case with Ridgeline’s sleek and beautiful style. Moreover, the room provided is much greater in the Honda due to which the Ridgeline is wider than the Tacoma. Talking about safety, both of them are equipped with advanced driver-assistance features, but Honda provides more and better features.

Honda Ridgeline vs. Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Colorado is a proper American midsize pickup truck that is slightly bigger than the Ridgeline. Due to this, Chevrolet offers more space in the front, but Honda has a roomier rear. However, the Colorado comes in various cab layouts and bed lengths because of which it is considered more utilitarian, whereas the powertrain also outperforms the SUV-based truck from Japan. Moving onto the inside, the Colorado has dull interiors, whereas Ridgeline is just as lively and comfortable as it looks from the outside. There are a ton of additional packages that Chevrolet offers on its truck, unlike Honda. Although with more safety and infotainment features, the Ridgeline is way ahead of the Colorado. Also, Honda Ridgeline is a better daily-drive pickup truck when compared to Chevy’s Colorado.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Final Verdict

Though there might be lesser priced and more rugged pickup trucks in the market, Honda’s 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. The Japanese midsize pickup truck is also capable enough to haul or tow on-par with Chevy or Ford (non-SuperDuty trucks). With the previous year's model being carried over, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is going to be just as capable and praise-worthy.

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