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2012 Honda Ridgeline
2012 Honda Ridgeline
Available Price Range $16,566-$29,234 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 18 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Honda Ridgeline

Our Take

This four-door, five-passenger truck breaks away from traditional truck design with its unitized body construction rather than body-on-frame design used by other truck manufacturers. While many avid truck aficionados don't like this type of construction, Honda capitalizes on it by providing... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Can't fit traditional bed cap or toolbox in the bed
  • Could use more power and torque for towing

Notable Features

  • Four models now available: RT, Sport, RTS and RTL
  • Improved highway fuel economy
  • New grille design and aerodynamic improvements
  • Engine friction reduction


Our Expert Reviews

The 2012 Honda Ridgeline is a sensible choice as a personal or lifestyle pickup, but if your character is defined by a classic-truck image, then it may be a risky choice. To be perfectly clear, the Ridgeline is not a truck for tradesmen with demanding towing or payload requirements. It is, however, a comfortable utility vehicle with an excellent ride that is suited to commuters, soccer dads ... Read full review for the 2012 Honda Ridgeline

Consumer Reviews


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by Farm Manager from Iowa on March 8, 2012

I am a 67 YO Farm Manager, Health Care Professional, recently discharged Field Grade USAF Officer, and a pilot. I have had the good fortune to own and drive many vehicles since my first new vehicle, i... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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

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Warranty Coverage





What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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