The Outstanding Performance of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline

  • Honda Ridgeline

    For Montana drivers looking for a pickup truck, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is head and shoulders above the competition on the road. Other truck options are lagging in key areas while the Honda Ridgeline offers a superior performance, towing capacity, and fuel efficiency. It’s redefining what drivers can expect from the pickup truck market and offers a lot of perks in the process.

Honda Ridgeline

Under the Hood

Whether you’re on the day-to-day grind or a long road trip, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline can go the distance. It is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine. With that under the hood, drivers are getting up to 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s a performance on the road that is as muscular as it is refined.

Honda Ridgeline


Unlike some of its competitors that offer only 2WD or part-time 4WD as the standard, all Ridgeline models come with a choice of 2WD or AWD. AWD is a great option for drivers who prefer more stability and traction control no matter the road conditions or weather. The 2WD models are perfect for drivers who want the best fuel economy the Ridgeline can produce, which also happens to be one of the best in its class.

Fuel Economy

Most drivers assume that subpar fuel economy comes with the territory of a pickup truck. But the Honda Ridgeline is changing all that. Ridgeline 2WD models achieve up to an EPA-estimated 19 city / 26 highway / 22 combined mpg,* while AWD models will get an EPA-estimated 18 city / 25 highway / 21 combined.* That means less frequent trips to the pump and more savings down the road. Other pickups in the same segment fall behind when it comes to fuel economy, producing less impressive numbers than the Ridgeline. For comparison, here’s a breakdown of some of the Ridgeline’s main competitors and their fuel economy estimates:

  • 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab – 17 city / 24 highway / 20 combined mpg
  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma – 19 city / 22 highway / 20 combined mpg
  • 2016 Nissan Frontier – 16 city / 22 highway / 18 combined mpg

Towing Capacity

The Ridgeline also comes fully equipped and ready to tow with a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds in AWD models (3,500 pounds in 2WD models), with no additional equipment to add. Towing stability, towing pre-wiring, tow hooks, and trailer hitch are all features that come as a part of the Ridgeline’s list of standard equipment. To find those same features on the Colorado, Tacoma, or Frontier, you’ll have to either add them as available options or explore other models up the trim levels to get ready to tow.

Honda Ridgeline

Storage and Passenger Space Inside

The cabin offers drivers plenty of storage and cargo space to load, unload, and transport everything you need for work or for play. Inside, you’ll find armrest storage, seatback storage, overhead console storage, an available roof rack accessory, and more to store and organize cargo while still leaving a very roomy cabin for passengers. The total passenger volume inside the Ridgeline measures at 109.7 cubic feet, which is much more than the Tacoma, measuring at just 56.1 cubic feet, and the Frontier at 101.1 cubic feet.

Honda Ridgeline

Truck Bed and Storage

The truck bed of the Ridgeline is wide and flat and designed with minimal wheel well housings. It can even accommodate 4×8-foot sheets of plywood. The dual-action tailgate can open down, in the traditional way, or swing outward to make loading and unloading easier and with more flexible options.

The truck bed also features a lockable trunk space embedded in the floor that measures at 7.3 cubic feet. It’s a great place to store items you want to keep safe and out of sight. Even more impressively, it comes equipped with a drain plug, so you can store wet items for easy cleanup or even use it as an ice chest.

Honda Ridgeline


The Honda Ridgeline is one of the most well-equipped vehicles on the road—from the entry-level model all the way up to the top of the ladder. Inside, you’ll find standard features that bolster comfort for both driver and passengers and offer state-of-the-art technology for a touch of luxury and convenience such as:

  • Keyless entry
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cargo box light
  • Voice-activated controls for Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Cruise control
  • Rearview camera
Ridgeline Rearview Camera

Test Drive Today

To find out more information on everything the 2017 Honda Ridgeline can offer Montana drivers—from the performance and fuel economy to the cargo space and towing capacity—visit a Montana Honda Dealer near you today. Get behind the wheel for some firsthand experience with this impressive pickup truck.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
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