Honda Ridgeline alternatives

Latest model: Honda Ridgeline 2009
Honda Ridgeline 2009Revised for 2009 with a total of 50 significant changes and new features, the Honda Ridgeline takes on a bolder exterior and feel with new look and dashboard look-and-feel along with a more comprehensive motor. A trailer hitch becomes traditional on each model, and newly-introduced luxury features include Bluetooth Handsfreelink and a rearview backup camera on Honda Ridgeline RTL models equipped with the available Honda Satellite-linked navigator. The Honda Ridgeline continues to be the only pickup truck available with a roomy In-bed Cargo that offers hidden, dry and safe cargo capable of swallowing luggage, tool boxes and coolers.

Honda Ridgeline comparison:

Honda Ridgeline details:

Front and back look-and-feel upgrades combine to create a more-chiseled overall look with revisions to the grille, bumpers, and headlight and taillight color combinations. Inside, look-and-feel upgrades include updated three-dimensional-style meters, a new helm layout, and improved controls, buttons and displays for the climate control, stereo, cruise control and headlights. New technology-friendly features include the addition of a 115-volt performance outlet on the Honda Ridgeline RTL, Mp3/auxiliary input slot on the Honda Ridgeline RTS and RTL, and all stereo systems become MP3/WMA compatible. New security features include active front bench head restraints and daytime running lights. Capable of accommodating 4-foot-wide sheets of plywood between the wheel wells, the composite trunk bed, gains two trunk tie-down points (eight total).

The Honda Ridgeline channels the company's vast experience with motorcycles, dirt bikes, Atvs, marine engines, personal water craft, performance equipment and auto offers, explained Dick Colliver, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. , Inc. The end result is a truck developed to best meet the needs of people who take family, work and recreation seriously. All-around, it's the right tool for the job.

The 4-door, five-passenger Honda Ridgeline is built on a closed-box, unit-body frame that features the strength characteristics of a ladder frame with the packaging and handling pros of a unit-body layout. All 2009 Honda Ridgeline are powered by a 250-horsepower, 3. 5-liter VTEC V-6 motor. A 5-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission and a Variable Torque Management 4-wheel drive system (VTM-4) are traditional. The EPA rates city/highway/combined fuel efficiency at 15/20/17. A fully-independent suspension with Macpherson struts in the front and a multi-link suspension layout in the back contribute to a smooth ride and responsive handling. Traditional equipment for towing contains an integrated tow hitch, transmission and oil coolers, heavy duty brakes, dual radiator fans and a wiring harness for a 7-pin trailer hook up (pre-wiring only on RT). Maximum recommended tow capacity is 5000, pounds.