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2009 Honda Ridgeline
2009 Honda Ridgeline
Available Price Range $9,885-$21,265 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 17 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Honda Ridgeline

Our Take

The Honda Ridgeline is the perfect utility vehicle for a soccer dad. It's smart, active-minded, cultured and extremely safety-conscious. The truck offers ingenious storage options, a high-tech drivetrain and unique chassis construction. The Ridgeline's styling is unique and hotly debata... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Minivan design cues in interior
  • Too many styling gimmicks
  • Long reach to spare tire behind hidden trunk
  • Slanted, high box sides make it difficult to reach cargo
  • No two-tier loading or cargo-control slots in bed
  • Poor fuel economy versus full-size pickups with V-8 engines
  • No regular cab model

Notable Features

  • More horsepower, torque from V-6 engine
  • Redesigned grille, front and rear bumpers
  • Transmission gear ratios revamped for better acceleration
  • Sporty 3-D look for gauges
  • Three new exterior colors, interior color schemes revised


Our Expert Reviews

Dare to be different: Four simple words that led us to try out for the track team when all our friends were playing basketball or to vote for a Democrat in Texas. Honda uses this same approach in developing its cars with mixed results. On the plus side are models like the Accord, a quick and efficient sedan or coupe availing its buyers to a spacious, well-appointed vehicle. Then there's th... Read full review for the 2009 Honda Ridgeline

Consumer Reviews


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Great Multipurpose truck...

by Long bike builder from Brownstown, IN. on March 23, 2010

I bought my 2009 Ridgeline RT one year ago this month. I wanted another new Ram 4x4. My 1999 Ram was getting tired. I test-drove Rams, Silverados, Tacomas, Ridgelines and Tundras. After testdriving al... Read Full Review


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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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