2nd row lower anchors & tether for children (LATCH) w/(3) positions
3-point seatbelts at all seating positions
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
Childproof rear door locks
Driver & front passenger airbags (SRS)
Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags w/occupant position detection system (OPDS)
Front adjustable seatbelt anchors
Front/rear side curtain airbags
Vehicle stability assist (VSA) w/traction control
A moon roof lets more light into this 1/2 ton pickup and makes the interior feel more spacious. The vehicle will allow to see the road and so much more with the HID headlights. This vehicle has a 3.5 liter V6 Cylinder Engine high output engine. Maintaining a stable interior temperature in this model is easy with the climate control system. Conquer any rainy, snowy, or icy road conditions this winter with the all wheel drive system on this 1/2 ton pickup. The Honda Ridgeline exemplifies class with its long lasting deep maroon color. Control your garage door with its built in HomeLink System. The high efficiency automatic transmission shifts smoothly and allows you to relax while driving. Help alleviate lower back pain with the driver seat lumbar support in this 1/2 ton pickup. Enjoy the tried and true gasoline engine in this 1/2 ton pickup. This vehicle has heated side mirrors to keep your vision clear in winter weather.
While you might guess that a pickup truck from a car/motorcycle company couldn't be as tough as the other full-size pickups, you'd be wrong. The 2007 Honda Ridgeline starts with a fully boxed ladder frame, on which is placed a unibody truck. Additionally, the body panel is all one piece from the doors back, which helps the Ridgeline be considerably stiffer than a separate bed and cab on a ladder frame.
The same 3.5L VTEC V6 engine that is used in the Odyssey and Pilot powers the Ridgeline, only it makes 247 horsepower and produces 245 lb-ft of torque on the pickup. All models get a five-speed automatic transmission standard, a variable torque management four-wheel-drive system (that can send 70% of the torque to the rear wheels), full time all-wheel drive, vehicle stability control, a locking rear differential, and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes. Front, front side, and side curtain air bags are all standard as well.
Four trims comprise the model lineup, with the RT being the entry-level. Steering-wheel mounted cruise control, power door locks, power windows, power mirrors, air conditioning, and a CD player are all standard on the RT. The RTX adds a towing package, 17-inch gray painted alloy wheels, a honeycomb grille, body-color mirrors and door handles, a power driver's seat, a security system, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The RTS receives steering-wheel mounted audio controls, an outside temperature gauge, and an enhanced audio system with a six-disc CD changer. A moonroof, leather seating with power lumbar adjustment, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, HomeLink, XM satellite radio, and a compass are among the enhancements to the RTL trim. Navigation is also an available option with the RTL.
Perhaps the most ingenious packaging feature found on the Ridgeline is the trunk. Honda's research showed that lack of lockable storage was a major complaint from pickup truck owners. Designing the truck with a costly, but smooth-riding independent rear suspension allowed them to include a waterproof eight-cubic-foot locking trunk. It can be filled with ice, used as a cooler, and then drained through a plug. The trunk even provides a clean area for the standard mini-spare or the optional full-size spare tire to reside. Accessing the storage well is made much easier by having a tailgate that can both drop, and be swung out to the side.
The Ridgeline's bed also offers plenty of clever ideas. It's covered in a tough composite material, and is reinforced with steel cross members. It is five feet long, but thanks to a width of 49.5 inches, the Ridgeline's bed will hold 4x8 sheets of building materials with only a foot and a half hanging out past the lowered tailgate.
Six tie-down hooks are ideally placed to help secure one or two motorcycles, or an ATV. There are even channels in the bed of the floor and indents in the front of the beds to help keep the motorcycle tires in place.
The Ridgeline drives like a brawny Honda Pilot, but its ride is silken when compared to many full-size pickups. The attention to aerodynamic details shows in the quietness of the cabin at all speeds. The interior features many compartments for storage, including an area under the rear seat, and is a veritable triumph of ergonomic engineering.
To all those folks that said Honda would never build a conventional pickup truck, they were only partially right. The Ridgeline can do the heavy duty chores of a full-size pickup, but it is a better choice for most family hauling duties.
Pwr folding body-color heated mirrors
Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/auto heated wiper zone