2017 is a transitional year for automakers in the U.S., as the rather bullish new car market of the past 3 years takes a correction. Honda remains one of the few automakers maintaining market share; bolstered by the most unique midsize Ridgeline pickup holding its own in an expanding small and midsize truck segment. Honda places an emphasis on Ridgeline’s “park and play” tailgate capability.
2018 Honda Ridgeline is unique unto itself
In other words, there is no other pickup truck offering quite like Ridgeline. Featuring a large volume lockable pickup truck bed trunk, that handily doubles as a massive ice chest, an available open-air bed-sidewall integrated speaker system, and a very handy 120 volt power inverter, Ridgeline comes to your next sport or camp outing ready to party. Getting there is a pleasure thanks to the most refined ride and drive experience in the midsize truck segment.
2018 Honda Ridgeline offers a refined car-like ride, and real-world truck hauling and towing capacity. While Ridgeline won’t tow a 14.000 lb toy hauler, either will Toyota Tacoma or Chevrolet Colorado.
2018 Honda Ridgeline features the largest 5-passenger cab volume in the midsize truck segment
For 2018 Honda Ridgeline returns with the largest volume 2-row extended cab available in a midsize pickup truck. Designed with comfort, electronic connectivity, utility, and safety in mind, 2018 Honda Ridgeline capitalizes on Honda’s exceptional car-like ride and drive characteristics, while providing a tough poly-composite truck bed rated at 1500lbs, and a towing capacity approaching 5,000 lb.
Torque News first experienced the second generation Ridgeline Pickup in the backcountry of San Antonio, Texas. We found Ridgeline to be superior in ride dynamic, frame rigidity, truck bed toughness, and overall ride comfort to the competition in the dirt as well as on the highway.
2018 Honda Ridgeline: Beginning MSRP of $29,630 FWD
2018 is the second year Honda Ridgeline is available with a FWD option. This may be the ideal drivetrain setup for part-time pickup truck users living in warmer climates. Regardless of setup, Ridgeline buyers with discover superior traction and class setting fuel efficiency thanks to a cylinder managed 3.5 Liter direct injected V6, push button economy mode, exceptional on demand variable terrain, wet weather traction control and more.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Pricing and EPA Ratings
Model, MSRP 1, EPA Rating 3 : City / Hwy / Combined
Ridgeline 2WD, 4 Door, 6-Speed Automatic
19 / 26 / 22
Ridgeline AWD, 4 Door, 6-Speed Automatic
18 / 25 / 21
According to American Honda: "The Ridgeline has the largest and most flexible cabin in the midsize pickup truck class and with its powerful yet sophisticated design, the vehicle offers capabilities for both recreational and work users requiring a higher degree of utility and versatility. Ridgeline's cargo-hauling and towing capabilities include a class-leading maximum of 1,584-pound (718.5 kg) payload capacity (varies by trim) and up to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) towing."
All Ridgeline's incorporate a button-operated Intelligent Traction Management System that enables up to four different operating modes: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand for the AWD models, as well as Normal and Snow for 2WD vehicles.
The 2018 Ridgeline received a best possible 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). Ridgeline also continues to offer the comprehensive Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
A broad range of Honda Genuine Accessories specifically designed for Ridgeline is available for customers to personalize their pickup truck. The accessories are covered by Honda's 3-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty obtained at the time of purchase.
Honda Genuine Accessories
In-Bed Trunk Carpet and Dividers
Bed Extender – Standard and Motorcycle
Hard Tonneau Cover
Rear Under-Seat Storage System
Bike, Kayak, Ski, Snowboard, Surfboard Attachments
Camping Tent (extends from bed)
Additional Wheel Options
Heated Steering Wheel
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama, is the exclusive manufacturing home of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline.
*American Honda Motor Company 2017.