2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5 V6 gasoline from North America


Outstanding in every way!


Within the first month the cruise control switch cracked. It was replaced while I waited at the dealer. Other than that switch, absolutely nothing has gone wrong. I get in, turn the key and go.

General Comments:

I love it. It is comfortable, quiet, reliable and a real workhorse when I want it to be. I have towed a boat and several trailers with it. The heaviest was 4800 lb and I hauled it 1200 miles from California to Washington. I didn't know I was towing anything, was able to go through the Oregon mountains with no problems at all.

It gets between 17 and 22 MPG depending on the type of driving I am doing.

The two way tailgate is awesome and so is the under bed locking trunk.

The 4WD works extremely well. I have driven on ice and snow and have been very pleased with the performance. I cannot fault this vehicle in any way.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2017

2007 Honda Ridgeline RTX 3.5 V6 from North America


The rear wheel assembly (IE, differential, axles, wheels etc.) broke off the unibody due to rust eating through that part of the body/frame that attaches to this wheel assembly! Since there is no real frame, it is not possible to weld the assembly to the unibody. It appears as though the car cannot be repaired and is now useless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th March, 2017

19th Mar 2017, 20:39

This review explains how this vehicle is not a typical pickup.

2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5 liter gas from North America


Outstanding vehicle


Absolutely nothing has gone wrong with my Ridgeline.

General Comments:

It is comfortable, powerful and solid. I have towed up to 5,000 lbs with no problems and have driven it in all types of weather. The 4 wheel drive has worked very well for me on my icy, steep road in the winter. The original tires are still like new and the paint looks like it just came off the showroom floor. What is not to like?

If there was one thing I would change, I would have seat memory for two drivers. I have to fiddle with the seat control after my wife has driven it, that is a very minor quibble.

The two way tailgate is a neat engineering trick; should be on everything with a tailgate!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2016

2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6 from North America


Comfortable truck with great performance


The battery lasted four years. Absolutely nothing else has needed repair or replacement.

General Comments:

I bought this vehicle because I needed to tow a boat (about 4,200 lbs) and have a place to put gear from the boat. It has exceeded my expectations. I don't know the boat is back there when towing.

The truck is quiet, very comfortable, and has plenty of room in the bed and the trunk beneath the bed. Just drove it on a 2,600 mile trip, and stepped out every day feeling rested.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2014

2006 Honda Ridgeline LX 3.5L from North America


Love it, buy one!


Fan control knob makes intermittent contact.

An inch and a half spot of rust under the paint on the front of the hood.

Flashing digital display when the vehicle is cold (0*c), along with AM radio interference, which both go away after 15 minutes of driving... weird.

Tailgate handle "sticky" and tailgate hard to swing down. Works fine opening to the side.

General Comments:

At 265000KM and 5 Canadian winters: No oil consumption or leaks, transmission smooth, front-end solid, and it drives straight.

No electrical problems except the fan control, flashing digital display and AM radio interference when the truck is cold. Being picky, the driver's side window moves slow compared to the other 3, and the front left interior light does not illuminate automatically, even though it works manually.

One small rust spot on hood, clean everywhere else including the bottom. It has been rust proofed in the past.

Interior still looks new, even the driver's seat. Some wind noise on the highway, much less than a van. One rattle coming from inside the front passenger seat. The radio has an AUX button, but no aux input jack for an iPod or something in the front, kinda dumb. Lotsa storage!

A tank of gas (83L) gives about 500km until the fuel low light comes on during the winter; it seems to be doing much better now that it's warmer out, I expect to get around 600km's to a tank. (I drive it like a pussy though)

At highway speeds (100 to 110km/h, cruise on), the transmission tends to hunt between 4th and 5th gear, on encountering any grade or even a headwind.

That V-Tech system kicks in kind of late, but when it does, there is a VERY noticeable difference in acceleration.

That stability control system works amazingly well (did some experimenting in the snow). It also has a "4X4 lock" (which is a differential lock I'm guessing) for low speed/ slippery surface that got me out and over of deep snow no problem. The truck is a little low and heavy (ton's) for actual four by four'n though.

If you are used to cars and SUVs, it has a wide turning radius, so it can be hard to park in some of those tight lots.

It corners well though, doesn't feel top heavy, and does not tend to "lean over".

The previous owner replaced the brakes with actual Honda parts, something I've never done, but will in the future, since it really seems to be worth it in this case.

I used to be afraid of pot holes; now I look forward to them!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2011