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2006 Honda Ridgeline Consumer Reviews

4.8
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1st Time Ridgeline Owner - from a Honda Element

by 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 ...
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 and AWD. The rear seats fold up to allow LOTS of cargo space in the back. The in-bed trunk is gargantuan and allows us to go shopping AND bring the kids, without putting anything in the bed of the truck. The smooth ride is a dream and the legendary Honda quality is built in as well. A lot of professional reviewers are unhappy with the "retro" knobs on the dash, but I like them. They are large, easy to use and can be easily turned with gloves on. In life, you generally get what you pay for and with this truck, you get it all. You owe to yourself to check one out.
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Nice Truck/SUV combo choice

by from NH on April 27, 2010

I was looking for an SUV with the truck bed...I was turned off a little bit by the Honda Ridgeline style, preferred a Ford. I tried both......I have to tell you everything I did not like with the Ford...
I was looking for an SUV with the truck bed...I was turned off a little bit by the Honda Ridgeline style, preferred a Ford. I tried both......I have to tell you everything I did not like with the Ford SportTrac I love in the Honda. The built in cargo (trunk) is really cool.....and the roomy cabin won me over. I have had a Honda car anbd this truck rides like a dream. I challenge you to test this one out before making any decision.
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I love my RIDGELINE

by from San Jose on May 3, 2010

At first, I was skeptical when I looked at this truck. First thing that popped into my mind was, a Honda Truck? Really? SO I decided to test drive it and I fell in love! It drives like a car and perfo...
At first, I was skeptical when I looked at this truck. First thing that popped into my mind was, a Honda Truck? Really? SO I decided to test drive it and I fell in love! It drives like a car and performs like a truck. What more do you really want? Gas mileage is decent. So far no complaints. Only wish they used the armrest console like the avalanche, switches into a middle seat. but other than that, I LOVE IT!
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Best Truck

by from Texas on November 17, 2010

I was looking at the Honda Ridgeline, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, and Nissan Titan. I am extremely please with my decision to purchase a Honda Ridgeline. It looks great and drives so smoothly. It has al...
I was looking at the Honda Ridgeline, Ford Explorer Sport Trac, and Nissan Titan. I am extremely please with my decision to purchase a Honda Ridgeline. It looks great and drives so smoothly. It has all kids of cool things, like the in bed trunk and heated seats. I love my Honda Ridgeline and would definitley consider buying another one in the future.
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Distinctive Truck...Most Useful One I've Owned

by from Reading, PA on July 19, 2011

The Ridgeline is certainly a different kind of truck with its unibody/rail construction, underbed storage compartment, silhouette (that is cool when viewed in certain directions and clunky in others),...
The Ridgeline is certainly a different kind of truck with its unibody/rail construction, underbed storage compartment, silhouette (that is cool when viewed in certain directions and clunky in others), and four-wheel independent suspension. It’s not what I call a full-blown heavy duty truck, but most trucks out there today aren’t very heavy duty either. Darn few trucks these days get used as trucks...no mud on their tires, but my Ridgeline always is sporting some. Yes, the bed’s short....no doubt about it, but unlike my previous three Ford Rangers (“real“ midsize trucks that I drove for 24 years) I can drop the tailgate, load a sizable stack of 4’x 8’ plywood sheets, tie ‘em down and have the pile sit flat on the bed. Also, driving them home I do not feel like I am driving over railroad ties when I navigate secondary roads...it’s one solid, smooth ride. Won’t argue that the gas mileage could be better for short, local trips considering that it has a 3.5 L six, but I do appreciate that when I need to accelerate it has all the guts I need (unlike my last Ranger with a 3.0 L Flexfuel six...that truck which I absolutely enjoyed and drove it every day for ten years couldn’t get off a dime if you gave it a nickel and four pennies ahead of time). What else I really appreciate about the truck is that I can load it with lumber, brush, other junk, offload it, and then load up other items such as coolers, my musical equipment, etc. into the underbed storage compartment, lock it up, and have the entire bed ready to haul bicycles and other stuff. I don't need a lockable cap or solid, locking tonneau cover with that lockable underbed compartment. That bed’s versatile. I also may take five tall passengers with me and carry a lot of things outside of the passenger compartment, too. The only thing I wish Honda would have changed in the design is to have separate heavy duty bumpers front and back that were bolted on to the body and not integrated into the body, minivan/SUV style and covered in plastic, as they are. Bumpers take a beating on trucks that are used as trucks, and it requires a little more care and driving finesse to not mangle those bumper covers. Other than that I really feel that Honda came up with a very interesting truck...it’s not for everybody, but it really suits me well. Looking for a new truck that's versatile...give Ridgelines a look while they are still available.
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Best truck I ever had

by from Baltimore on October 10, 2010

Four-wheel independent suspension and anti-lock disc brakes ensure sports-car manners unlike any traditional pickup’s. The Ridgeline marries this handling precision to a full-time “VTM-4” all-wheel-dr...
Four-wheel independent suspension and anti-lock disc brakes ensure sports-car manners unlike any traditional pickup’s. The Ridgeline marries this handling precision to a full-time “VTM-4” all-wheel-drive powertrain with locking rear differential and computerized “VSM” stability control. In foothills northeast of Southern California’s Torrey Pines National Forest , the Ridgeline scaled 23-degree ridgeline slopes, crossed calf-deep streams and negotiated obstructive rocks and berms. For all of the infelicities of the trail, however, nary a squeak nor groan emanated from the Ridgeline’s innovative unibody cockpit.
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wow great truck

by from zimmerman on August 31, 2010

I've always grow up all round toyota truck guys. And before buying my 06 ridgeline they were not happy and wanted me to get a toyota. But no I went with what I wanted and is happier then ever. Yes I h...
I've always grow up all round toyota truck guys. And before buying my 06 ridgeline they were not happy and wanted me to get a toyota. But no I went with what I wanted and is happier then ever. Yes I have drove the stronger tundra but the power to weight ratio does change allot. with just the ridgeline Rt it gives you the same power as any ridgeline which is 255hp and 250tq so thats more then enough power. I had to sale my 08 civic Si with allot of modified parts but over all it was worth it for this truck.
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Great vehicle for all needs

by from Lake Peekskill, New York on August 12, 2011

I bought my 2006 Ridgeline new and have only done regular matinance and changed the brakes once and two tires in 67,000 miles. The gas mileage could be better, I average about 17 MPG. It is very comfo...
I bought my 2006 Ridgeline new and have only done regular matinance and changed the brakes once and two tires in 67,000 miles. The gas mileage could be better, I average about 17 MPG. It is very comfortable to ride in and drive. No complaints.
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Farmall

by from Union City, Michigan on October 24, 2011

In my opinion the Honda Ridgeline is head and shoulders above all the other trucks in its class. The ride is very smooth. Great on fuel and low on cost to maintain. The Ridgeline was truck of the year...
In my opinion the Honda Ridgeline is head and shoulders above all the other trucks in its class. The ride is very smooth. Great on fuel and low on cost to maintain. The Ridgeline was truck of the year in 2006 and could have the title every year. The cost of the Ridgeline has remained nearly the same since introduced in 2006. We really enjoy the Ridgeline. It can handle a trailer very well.
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Satisfied 2006 Ridgeline Owner

by from Richmond, VA on December 28, 2010

I went from a great Toyota Tundra w/ no options (and no back seats) to this 2006 Honda Ridgeline so I could help transport the kids. For my needs this truck is perfect. The interior is FULL SIZE, unli...
I went from a great Toyota Tundra w/ no options (and no back seats) to this 2006 Honda Ridgeline so I could help transport the kids. For my needs this truck is perfect. The interior is FULL SIZE, unlike most pickups. Yes the trade off is a 5' bed, but I could easily add the bed extender if that becomes a problem. The interior has most of the features of a mini-van + you can raise the rear seats for even more storage. The trunk beneath the bed is incredibly useful and large. I added a backup camera, Garmin GPS (hardwired) and in-bed bike rack. Did I mention I bought this w/ 95,000 miles on it and have only had to replace the A/C dash module. It rides much smoother than any other pickup. I did have a strange AWD issue where my front two tires were spinning, but no rear wheel traction, even in low gear 4WD engaged. Turns out you from a dead stop you need to press the brake + gas together to engage the AWD. Who knew. There are two rattles I'd like to get fixed, but at 120,000 it's to be expected.
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