• (4.7) 43 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,521–$16,877
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 18
  • Engine: 247-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
2007 Honda Ridgeline

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Honda Ridgeline

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
  • Stability system
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Three LATCH child-seat anchors
  • New RTX trim level
  • Moonroof on RTL

2007 Honda Ridgeline Reviews

Vehicle Overview
The Ridgeline is the first pickup truck with a secure storage compartment built right into the cargo bed. According to Honda, it's also the first midsize pickup with an independent rear suspension, which is intended to improve ride quality. The Ridgeline is meant for medium-duty offroad use and when properly equipped can tow a 5,000-pound trailer. All-wheel drive is standard.

For 2007, Honda introduces the RTX trim level. The three original trim levels are also available: RT, RTS and RTL. The RTL now comes with a standard moonroof and can be equipped with a navigation system. Standard features on the new Ridgeline RTX include a trailer hitch, gray alloy wheels, a unique honeycomb-mesh grille, body-colored door handles and a standard towing package that includes a trailer hitch and wiring harness.

Four new exterior colors are available for all trim levels: Aberdeen Green Metallic, Billet Silver Metallic, Dark Cherry Pearl and Formal Black. Honda has added a driver's side illuminated vanity mirror, and monotone leather interior is now also available.


Exterior
Nearly all pickup trucks look roughly the same, with a traditional three-box design on a simple ladder frame. Honda took a different route with the Ridgeline, promising a "modern technical appearance" that includes the integrated cargo box. The top of the cargo box incorporates angled sections that yield a "sail panel" profile, and Honda says the Ridgeline's torsional rigidity is more than 20 times stiffer than that of a conventional pickup truck.

Built on a relatively long 122-inch wheelbase, the Ridgeline is 206.8 inches long overall. The cargo box is 49.5 inches wide and 5 feet long. Made with steel-reinforced composite material, the bed can hold up to 1,100 pounds of cargo. Four bed lights and six tie-down cleats are installed. The dual-action tailgate flips down or swings open like a door.

Honda's weather-resistant in-the-bed trunk has 8.5 cubic feet of storage space. Made to open with either a switch or the key, it can hold up to 300 pounds of secured cargo and incorporates a drain plug.


Interior
Up to five occupants can fit inside the Ridgeline. The rear seat has a 24-degree seatback angle, which is identical to that of the company's Accord sedan. Beneath the backseat is 2.6 cubic feet of storage space, and the rear compartment can hold a mountain bike. The 60/40-split backseat can flip up for storage. The gauges are deep-set but easy to read. The front doors include massive grab handles.

Honda has installed plenty of storage space inside the Ridgeline, including a huge glove box. A powered rear window is standard. Leather upholstery and heated front seats are included in the RTL edition. Honda's optional navigation system uses an 8-inch screen and has voice-recognition technology.


Under the Hood
The Ridgeline's 3.5-liter V-6 develops 255 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and 252 pounds-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. The engine teams with a five-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard.

Safety
Four-channel antilock brakes include electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Honda's Vehicle Stability Assist electronic stability system is standard, and every Ridgeline includes side curtain airbags with rollover sensing and side-impact airbags.

Driving Impressions
Refinement and solidity top the list of Ridgeline characteristics. Other than some engine noise when accelerating, even moderately, few trucklike sensations are evident. On the other hand, the Ridgeline has a somewhat heavy feel overall and doesn't maneuver as smartly as some compact pickups. Still, a fully-loaded Ridgeline can run through twists and turns without balking, and this pickup tows a trailer of maximum capacity without undue strain.

Despite ample engine output, passing power isn't quite as exuberant as expected. Highway wind noise is noticeable. Although the ride is comfortable most of the time, certain road surfaces can transmit considerable commotion to occupants.

The seats deliver excellent support. Knee space is marginal in the rear, but headroom and foot room are ample. The in-bed trunk is a useful innovation that makes you wonder why no one thought of it before, though it's not so useful if the cargo bed is loaded.


Consumer Reviews

4.7

Average based on 43 reviews

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Love Love Love!

by Linda from orwigsburg on November 7, 2017

It took me two months to find my Ridgeline but it was definitely worth the wait! Lots of room inside and out. Fully loaded and power everything make it ideal.

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Recalls

There are currently 5 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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