2013 Honda Ridgeline

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$29,450

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2013 Honda Ridgeline
2013 Honda Ridgeline

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Great storage compartments
  • Excellent gas mileage for a midsize pickup
  • Sport model with blacked-out color scheme and 18-inch wheels
  • Dual-action tailgate opens down or to the side

The bad:

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2013 Honda Ridgeline trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Newly standard backup camera
  • Crew-cab body style
  • In-bed trunk
  • 250-hp V-6 engine
  • Standard four-wheel drive

2013 Honda Ridgeline review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

This four-door, five-passenger truck breaks from traditional truck design with its unitized body construction rather than the body-on-frame designs used by other truck manufacturers. While many avid truck aficionados don’t like this type of construction, Honda capitalizes on it by providing extra interior room and cargo space, along with good handling performance.

The Ridgeline comes in RT, Sport, RTS and RTL trim levels. The Sport model is geared toward four-wheel-drive fans and comes with a host of exterior and interior changes, but nothing that actually gives the vehicle better off-road performance other than black alloy 18-inch aluminum wheels.
New for 2013
A backup camera is newly standard for 2013.
Exterior
The Sport model adds some features to the RT, including black alloy 18-inch aluminum wheels and a black honeycomb grille with black surround. The headlight and taillight housings are also black, and a set of fog lights are included.

The 5-foot-long cargo bed features eight tie-down locations. The tailgate can open from the top down, like a traditional tailgate, or from the side, left to right, to access the 8.5-cubic-foot in-bed trunk that allows for storage under the cargo bed. Exterior features include:

  • 17- or 18-inch wheels
  • Four cargo area lights
  • Available power moonroof

Interior
The Ridgeline’s interior is spacious; it feels like you’re in a full-size pickup rather than a midsize one. There is a large center console with a tray and hidden storage area. Honda goes one step further and creates storage compartments that fit your mobile phone, CDs, water bottles and more. The 60/40-split rear bench seats fold down to create more cargo space inside the truck. Interior features include:

  • Great storage compartments for gadgets and gear
  • Sport model features leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Ergonomic and comfortable driving position

Under the Hood
The Ridgeline’s 3.5-liter V-6 with variable valve timing produces 250 horsepower and 247 pounds-feet of torque. The automatic Variable Torque Management four-wheel-drive system improves traction and towing performance by applying torque to all four wheels when needed. Mechanical features include:

  • Engine uses regular gas
  • Five-speed automatic transmission

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Best Truck Ever

Inside is like a really great car, comfortable seats plenty of leg room. Outside is stylish. Safety first, low maintenance, very good mileage . Great truck.

3.9

2013 Ridgeline Sport with 114,600 miles

After owning 11 Honda’s/Acura’s over the past 25 years, when I needed a pickup, my choice was a 7 year old Ridgeline Sport with 3 previous owners and 114,600 miles. This truck was absolutely the best choice for a previously owned vehicle. I have uses it as a truck, hauling just about everything, and it lives up to the durability of the Honda pedigree.

4.6

Drives like an SUV. Comfortable, reliable, useful

I love this pickup... it’s not just very practical and reliable, it’s safe, fun to drive, and attractive also. It never let me down, and I was easily able to tow small U-Haul trailers.

See all 46 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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