2022 Honda Ridgeline

MSRP $34,050 Est.

Ranked #1 in Midsize Pickup-truck

7.9

Overall Rating

2022 Honda Ridgeline Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 23, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Honda Ridgeline, a fairly decent offering in the pickup truck segment, will undergo no significant updates this year after the 2021 Ridgeline brought about notable changes on the inside and outside. Starting at an expected MSRP of $38,000, the 280 hp 3.5L V6 powered Ridgeline is the least affordable pickup in the 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.

The aesthetic packages from the Honda Performance Development also continue into the 2022 Ridgeline trim lineup. With a maximum towing capacity of 5000 lbs, rumors have also surfaced of a new peppy hybrid powertrain joining in. The new Ridgeline generation has been showing pretty stable sales figures, and to support that cause, Honda might also come up with a new limited edition Ridgeline model.

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Pros

Decent power and a good handling dynamics

Latest safety features

Exciting additional packages

Cons

Not many trims to choose from

Low towing and payload capacities

Lets down on the looks front

What's New?

No major changes


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 & Videos


Trims

Base$34,050 Est. onwards

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.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

6.0

Engine and Performace

9.0

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


This generation seems to continue with the same set of trims as Honda plans to launch the 2022 Ridgeline, without any changes. Uplifting the pickup's cred even further, the Honda Performance Development packages will have better feature offerings, with no change in their price.

The midsize SUV-based pickup truck 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, and the Chevrolet Colorado.

Release Date:

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


8.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


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, compared to its competition or otherwise. It is available in four trims starting from $38,000 for the lowest Sport Trim, whereas the expected Black Edition trim will be priced at an expected $45,000.

We hope they will continue to sell the Black Edition as it brings in luxuries draped in the shade black, however, Honda did decide against offering the same trim for the 2022 Pilot, so we cannot be sure of it just yet. Moreover, climbing up the trim ladder, expect it to be loaded with the latest in terms of interior creature comforts, although the premium set for those is quite unacceptable.

Trims

Sport

RTL

RTL-E

Black Edition

MSRP

$38,000

$39,500

$44,050

$45,000

Features

Dual-Action Tailgate

In addition to Sport trim's features:

In addition to RTL trim's features:

Black Edition Leather Interior
 

7-speaker audio system

One-Touch Power Moonroof

540-watt premium Sound System

18-inch Black Alloy wheels
 

Integrated Class III Trailer Hitch

Heated front seats

Memory setting for driver seat

Red Ambient LED Lighting

Which 2022 Honda Ridgeline trim do we recommend?

The Honda Ridgeline is an easier truck to live with, compared to the rest of the segment. Last year our recommendation for everyone would have been the Black Edition, as, in our opinion, it did have its fair share of advantages. Nevertheless, without assurance of the Black Edition trim being available this year, we would like to direct you to the next best trim, the RTL-E, which for an MSRP of $44,000 comes with a strong suite of safety features and a more premium sound system as well.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Engine and Performance

8.0/10

Though there is no credible information about the powertrain specifications, a new hybrid engine should spice up things in the midsize 2022 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck lineup, but this seems near to impossible. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline will be powered by the same 3.5L V6, which produces 280 hp 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 2022 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 6.3 seconds, whereas a standing quarter-mile is completed in 15.0 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

2021 Ford Ranger 

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

MSRP*

$38,000 (est.)

$33,160

$36,496

Engine

3.5L V6

2.3L EcoBoost

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

AWD

4WD

4WD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

10-speed SelectShift automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

280 hp @ 6000 RPM

270 hp @ 5,500 RPM

308 hp @ 6800 RPM

Torque

262 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM

310 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM

275 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.3 secs 6.8 secs 6.9 secs
Quarter-Mile 15.0 secs 15.2 secs 14.8 secs

The Chevrolet Colorado has the best of power and torque figures, whereas the Ridgeline is short of only a few units to snatch that spot. It is the same with Ranger and Ridgeline, but the numbers are comparatively low. However, the Ridgeline is supposed to and does outperform most of its contenders including the 3.6L V6 Colorado and the 2.3L EcoBoost Ranger. This is probably because of the brilliant AWD setup and a smooth-shifting automatic transmission.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The upcoming 2022 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. Technically, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is mostly a carryover model for this year, resulting in similar MPG figures as the current 2021 model. 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-mile range.

Model

2022 Honda Ridgeline

2021 Ford Ranger 

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

MPG (city)

18

21

18

MPG (highway)

24

26

25

MPG (combined)

21

23

21

Fuel tank capacity (gallons)

19.5

18.0

21.0

Range in miles (city/ highway/ combined)

351/ 468/ 409

378/ 468/ 423

378/ 525/ 402

Although the Ford Ranger has the best MPG figures, a smaller 18-gallon fuel tank marginalizes the range. The Chevrolet Colorado is the most frugal pickup of the lot, as it delivers a combined 21 miles to the gallon and also has a 21-gallon fuel tank, which allows it to stretch out an impressive 525 miles.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Interior

7.0/10

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

Although the 2022 Honda Ridgeline will not undergo 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. 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 average-sized adults to fit in the cabin with 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. 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

2021 Ford Ranger 

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

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

40.1/ 62.0/ 40.9 

39.8/ 56.7/ 43.1

41.4/ 57.5/ 45.0

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

38.8/ 61.5/ 36.7

38.3/ 56.3/ 34.5

38.3/ 56.2/ 35.8

The bed is available in one standard size, unlike most of the midsize pickup trucks in the US. 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 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 won’t be having any changes on the outside, but the current upgrades which look good are to be carried over to next year. 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.

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 and 20-inch wheels also adds up to the aesthetics.

Model

2022 Honda Ridgeline

2021 Ford Ranger 

2021 Chevrolet Colorado

Curb Weight (lbs)

4436

4232

4266

Length (inches)

210.2

210.8

224.9

Width (inches)

78.6

73.3

74.3

Height (inches)

70.8

71.2

70.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

7.6

8.4

8.1

Wheelbase (inches)

125.2

126.8

140.5

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is also about to carry the special appearance packages that are available on the current model. Since the Ridgeline does not change for the upcoming year, it is clearly more compact than its rivals. Its 125.2-inch wheelbase allows it to have the smallest cabin space in the segment, whereas the 7.6-inch ground clearance robs it of major off-roading duties.

2022 Honda Ridgeline Safety

8.0/10

The new Honda Ridgeline is probably the safest midsize 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 probably remain the same.

Few salient safety features include-

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

2022 Honda Ridgeline Competition

9.0/10

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 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 Ford is aimed toward efficiency while Honda showcases outright power.

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.

2022 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Colorado is a proper American midsize pickup truck that is slightly bigger than the Ridgeline. Having said that, Chevrolet offers more space in the front, but Honda has a roomier rear. However, 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.

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 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 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. The Japanese midsize pickup truck is also capable enough to haul or tow on-par with offerings from Chevy or Ford (non-SuperDuty trucks). With the 2021 MY's changes being carried over, the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is going to be just as capable and praise-worthy for the $38,000 price tag.


2022 Honda Ridgeline FAQs

What are the colors offered with the 2022 Honda Ridgeline?

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is offered in a total of 7 exterior shades- Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, Obsidian Blue Pearl, Pacific Pewter Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, and Radiant Red Metallic II

What are the trims offered by the 2022 Honda Ridgeline?

The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is offered in about 6 trims, namely Sport, RTL, RTL-E, and Black Ediiton. Plus for 2022, there have been reports suggesting a new limited edition Ridgeline too.

What sort of a warranty package is offered with the Honda Ridgeline?

The Honda Ridgeline is offered with a standard 5 year or 60,000 miles powertrain warranty, whereas it also gets a 5 years or unlimited miles collision warranty.

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