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(4.8) 65 reviews
MSRP: $5,781$14,801
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 18
Engine: 255-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
2006 Honda Ridgeline

Our Take on the 2006 Honda Ridgeline

Our Take

To the surprise of some, Honda has joined the pickup truck market with its new four-door Ridgeline, which doesn't look like an ordinary pickup. The truck doesn't fall squarely into a size category; Honda claims the Ridgeline has a full-size interior but a midsize exterior. All-wheel dri... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Front and rear blind spots
  • Pedals not adjustable
  • Cab floor could be lower
  • Metal-look trim easily marred
  • Retro control ergonomics

Notable Features

  • Combo tailgate/swing gate
  • Standard AWD
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard side and curtain airbags
  • Three LATCH child-seat anchors
  • MP3 input jack (option package)


Our Expert Reviews

My family and I seem to live at the local home improvement store. Whether we're buying paint to touch up the walls from an unfortunate incident involving kids and permanent markers, or picking up a couple of trees here and there to try and give our new home 'old' character, we're always hauling bulky supplies.This used to work just fine when we had one child. We would borrow... Read full review for the 2006 Honda Ridgeline

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1st Time Ridgeline Owner - from a Honda Element

by plf5403 from Glynco, GA on February 11, 2010

I bought my Ridgeline 4 months ago and couldn't be happier with it. I had driven Honda Elements for the prior 5 years but wanted more horsepower. The Ridgeline had more power, greater road visibility ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports

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NHTSA Ratings

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

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