2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5 ZVTEC V6 from North America


This is the do it all everyday truck


I push this truck pretty hard, and nothing negative has happened whatsoever.

General Comments:

Before I bought the Ridgeline, I was shopping around looking for a multi-use/multi-practical everyday SUV/Truck.

I wanted a vehicle that did everything well. I wanted to be comfortable driving it to work everyday. I also play hard too. I'm into all different types of sports so I'm always throwing sports equipment in and out of the ride. Basketball, Baseball, Golf.

On top of all that, I play in two bands where I'm also throwing band equipment in and out of the ride too.

This truck handles like a dream... no joke! I don't need a huge rock crawler that tows 10,000 lbs like every other guy thinks that they need. Honda did it right. I might not consider it a full blown truck... but whatever it is... Honda always knows how to do things different from any other car company. It's a Honda... aka it's going to last a LONG LONG time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2009

2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS 3.5 from North America


Love it. Wish I had this new in 2006


Not much has gone wrong with this truck.

One problem with the seal on the rear sliding glass. Dealer fixed.

All is well.

General Comments:

Great ride. Smooth handling. Does what I ask of it.

Great towing as long as the weight on the tongue of the trailer does not exceed the manufacturer's recommended capacity.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2009

2008 Honda Ridgeline RTS V6 from North America


Good truck, but a little nervous about the heating/AC system


Heater/AC stopped working at 7009 miles.

General Comments:

The 08 Ridgeline rides good, but I am very disappointed that the heater went out in middle of the winter with temps in the 20's and teen's at 7000 miles.

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

Review Date: 12th January, 2009

22nd Feb 2009, 21:11

Did you ever find out why the heat/air went out? I know it was covered under warranty, but that would be very frustrating.

2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6 from North America


You will not be disappointed in your choice, great truck!


Nothing has gone wrong with the vehicle.

6000 miles, one oil change, gas. That's it.

General Comments:

Great room, well laid out.

Power back window is so cool.

Love the in bed trunk. And it is lockable/unlockable with the keyless remote.

Great ride, very comfortable. And you can get 5 people in the truck.

Warning: mountain bike will not fit in the cab as advertised. Very disappointing. Am I doing something wrong here??? The cab isn't as wide as the bike is long, so don't know what else I could do...

Took a trip to the mountains, got a "real world" MPG of 21.84 MPG. Well over 400 miles on 1 tank. Since it's rated at 15cty/20hwy, that's pretty good! Around town, not so much, but never below 15. My average has been 17-18 MPG's. But be careful with the gas pedal.

Service at my local Honda dealership has been fantastic, of course, all I've had is an oil change since my purchase.

-- GET THE HONDA FOG LIGHT KIT on your Ridgeline. It costs about $500, money very well spent. Looks very cool on the truck, and the extra light is nice on dark nights. Google Ridgeline pictures to see.

Truck could use some more power but the 5 speed automatic does a good job with the V6. The 2009 models get some cosmetic upgrades, about 5 more hp, that's about it. Really needs more torque. No word on a V8 or diesel yet. Of course 247 hp in a v-6 is nothing to sneeze at.

The Nav system is pretty cool, but expensive. I passed on it since I have a portable system.

I think it's the only front wheel drive based truck on the market. Yes it has automatic 4 wheel drive, but the primary drive is front wheel drive.

Truck bed will scratch VERY easily. It won't hurt it, but it shows every scratch.

Dual action tailgate should be standard on all trucks. It is sooo cool!

I like the styling, who cares what anybody else thinks. It's way different, that's why I wanted it!

Get the RTL if you can swing it. Heated leather seats, sunroof, etc... Very nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2008

19th Jul 2009, 02:27

Just wanted to say took a trip to New York from Michigan 780 miles one way, and the 08 Ridgeline handled very well with all 5 in the car.

I have the loaded option with Nav, power everything. I get so many comments on the truck it is not even funny; everyone loves it. Once they ride in it or drive it, they are sold, especially the ladies with the trunk.

So if you are looking for a good on gas, comfortable, safe, reliable, and good looking truck, then look no further than a Ridgeline RTL.

The Nav system led us right to my Dad's house in upperstate New York, and he was worried that I wouldn't find him.

Oh and by the way 70 or 75% of this truck was made in the USA, maybe not in our precious Detroit, but still here.

Oh and by the way, who didn't need the bail out or go bankrupt, Chevy, Chrysler, or Honda? You can pick the multiple choice here.