2018 Honda Ridgeline

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$29,730–$43,220 MSRP range

Key Specs

of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Ride and handling
  • Engine and transmission
  • Quiet interior
  • Bed trunk and dual-action tailgate
  • Roomy bed and rear-seat storage
  • All-wheel-drive modes

The Bad

  • No low-range transfer case
  • Limited off-road ability
  • Towing capacity lower than rivals
  • Premium pricing
2018 Honda Ridgeline exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline

  • Crew-cab pickup truck
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Integrated speakers in bed available
  • Unibody construction
  • V-6 engine standard

2018 Honda Ridgeline Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: After a two-year hiatus, the Honda Ridgeline returned for the 2017 model year. Sharing several design strategies with the Honda Pilot SUV, the Ridgeline has a conventional pickup truck look, and it offers many of the same class-exclusive minivan/SUV/pickup features that the previous model contained.

New for 2018

The Ridgeline sees only minor changes, including a reduction in available trim levels from 12 to nine.


Latest 2018 Ridgeline Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Better than the Tacoma that I used to own.

by The Donald from Lake Helen on April 13, 2018

Perfect truck for my needs. Rides smooth, plenty of leg room, power rear window is a blessing with the moon roof open on a beautiful day. Read full review

(5.0)

Good car for a pick up that dont feel like a tank

by The dark shadow pickup truck from New york ny on April 6, 2018

Over all it drives great it does not feel like other pick ups its not heavy and hard to manover I wish the screen was a bit bigger but that would have been 4000.00 dollars more and didn't need it that ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Honda Ridgeline RT

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Headlights
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Restraints and dummy kinematics
good
Small overlap front
good
Structure and safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Honda

Program Benefits

Carfax vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    1-year/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty begins after expiration of original warranty (3 years/36,000 miles) or on date sold as certified (no deductible); 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty begins from the original in-service date (no deductible)
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 182 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Ridgeline received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker