2019 Honda Ridgeline

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Key Specs

of the 2019 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 capability
  • Towing capacity lower than rivals
  • Premium pricing

Notable Features of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline

  • RTL and RTL-T trims now have power rear window and moonroof
  • Crew-cab pickup truck
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Integrated speakers in bed available
  • Unibody construction
  • V-6 engine standard

What Is the 2019 Honda Ridgeline?

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 is a five-seat, mid-size pickup truck. It's powered by a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.

What's New on the 2019 Honda Ridgeline?

RT, Sport and RTL trim levels gain a second USB port, and RTL and RTL-T versions now have a power-sliding rear window and moonroof.

What Features in the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Are Most Important?

Unlike other mid-size pickup trucks, the Ridgeline has a trunk built into the floor of its cargo bed and its tailgate can either flip down or open from the side to provide easier access to the cargo bed. Cargo-bed speakers are available, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Available active safety features include a collision mitigation braking system, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist and lane departure warning.

Should I Buy the 2019 Honda Ridgeline?

If you're looking for a pickup truck that rides well, is quiet and has useful storage areas in both the cab and cargo bed, the Ridgeline is worth a look. However, if you need a mid-size truck that can tow heavy loads and venture far off-road, competing models are better positioned for those duties.

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What Drivers Are Saying


had some initial electrical problems

by Victor from Putney on September 19, 2018

This truck met all my needs but after purchasing it, I discovered problems with the tail lights and parking lights (they didn't work). I had to leave the truck at the dealer for 2 days in order for ... Read full review


My second Ridgeline. Great features.

by Ridgie lover from Latham NY on September 18, 2018

Love two way tailgate and trunk. Great mileage compared to previous model. Seems to have narrower rear doors limiting access though. Also no good place to tie down on front of vehicle. Also love Honda ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2019 Honda Ridgeline currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline has not been tested.

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.

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