2013 Honda Ridgeline Sport Crew Cab 3.5L 122-in 4WD Part-Time 

  • $30k
  • 3.5L V6
  • 15 city 21 hwy
7.4 Out of 10
The Ridgeline should hold its value pretty well over time, about on par with 4WD crew cabs in the category of the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier, and a few percentage points better than the Chevrolet Avalanche.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
The Ridgeline's suspension is the principal reason it drives so well, with excellent steering response, minimal body roll and a comfortable, controlled ride.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Honda Ridgeline


Will it break the bank?

Ridgeline Sport
F-150 XLT
Annual cost

Fuel economy

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F-150 XLT
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Benchmarks Real world tests of the Honda Ridgeline

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score The EPA ranks cars based on their climate change impact; 10 is best.

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EPA Smog Score The EPA ranks cars based on their air quality impact; 10 is best.

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Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

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Average MPG of Fuelly Users Owners report actual MPG based on their experience.

Ridgeline Sport
17 MPG
18 MPG
F-150 XLT
16 MPG

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Reviews Word on the street for the Honda Ridgeline

The Ridgeline's interior is spacious; it feels like you're in a full-size pickup rather than a midsize one.

The Ridgeline is a 5-passenger truck with a car-like ride, good handling and fuel efficiency on par with most mid-size SUVs.


8.8 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


Diverting up to 70 percent of available power to the rear wheels aids towing.IN-BED TRUNKIf more trucks offered independent rear suspension (rather than a live axle), more trucks could offer an in-bed trunk.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
2013 Ridgeline can easily incorporate a sophisticated independent suspension.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
The 2013 Honda Ridgeline's standard all-wheel-drive (AWD) setup is not ideal for serious off-road adventuring.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)


Occasionally, the transmission seems to hesitate before responding to full-throttle input, and shifts can sometimes feel abrupt.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
If you need the open-bed utility of a pickup truck, but you don't want the rough ride, clumsy handling and fuel-thirsty engine that often accompany such beasts, the 2013 Honda Ridgeline could be just the thing.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
Fuel efficiency is on par with V6-powered trucks from Toyota and Nissan, although we should point out that Ford's current V6-powered F-Series pickup truck actually gets slightly better mileage (15/21 mpg for the Ridgeline vs. 17/23 mpg for the V6 F-150).
by KBB (Oct, 2012)


In any case, the 2013 Honda Ridgeline's interior is highly functional, with lots of little storage bins throughout the cabin and a rear seat bottom that can be folded up to create an additional cargo space.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
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.
by cars.com (Jul, 2012)
While the Ridgeline's interior design is rational, the plastics Honda uses are hard and dull, devoid of any warmth.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)


In the big-pickup marketplace where everyone is talking V8s, HEMIs and EcoBoost turbocharging, the Honda's modest V6 might seem inadequate.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
But, over the road, with your biases left behind, you'll enjoy the V6's car-like refinement and oh-so-reliable longevity.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
The 3.5-liter V6 engine is a proven powerplant that has no problem moving the 4,500-pound truck.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)


The 2013 Honda Ridgeline's 3.5-liter V6 offers ample horsepower (250), but that power arrives relatively high in the engine speed range: 5,700 rpm.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Honda
Body style Truck
Model year 2013
City range 330 miles
Highway range 462 miles
MSRP $30k
Annual cost $9,202

Manufacturing Emissions

Energy per car made 1,916 kWh/vehicle

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.5L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders V6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 5-speed Automatic 4WD Part-Time

suspension, wheels & brakes

Rear suspension Trailing arm
Front brakes 12.6 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 13.11 in Disc
Front wheel width 245 mm
Front wheel diameter 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 60

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera Standard
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 77.8 in
Front track width 67.1 in
Height 70.3 in
Ground clearance 8.2 in
Length 206.9 in
Wheelbase 122 in
Curb weight 4,491 lb
GVWR 6,050 pounds
Tow weight 5,000 pounds
Has a rear spoiler No
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 61 ft³
Rear seat room 52 ft³


EPA smog score 6
EPA GHG score 4
Carbon monoxide/mile 0.4 g
Combined CO2/mile 506 g
Methane/mile 0.01 g
NMOG/mile 0.02 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.02 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 163 g
Bleed canisters 0
Catalytic converters 3
Stops the engine instead of idling No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas Yes

power & handling

Max torque 247 ft-lb @ 4,300 RPM
Max HP 250 HP @ 5,700 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 17.96 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 42.6 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 6 speakers
Wattage 100 watts
Has a speed sensitive volume No
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Optional
Entertainment system N/A


Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C N/A
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof Optional, $88
Navigation system N/A
Roof rails Optional, $313
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering Standard
Power windows Standard
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