Model Years

2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

Fuel Economy

16-18 mpg

What to Know

So you want a Honda, but need a bed to haul stuff? The Ridgeline is your only option, then. The Ridgeline features the 3.5L V6 as found in the Accord and the Acura MDX. Ridgelines have a short bed, measuring in at 5 feet, shorter than both short bed crew cab Toyota Tacomas and Nissan Frontiers (Both measure in at 5.5 feet.) This has led the Ridgeline to status as an “in between” type of vehicle. It can’t haul or tow like a midsize pickup, and it doesn’t get the fuel economy of a car.

2006 and 2007 Honda Ridgelines have had a handful of issues with cylinders losing compression (4th cylinder, misfires are a common symptom) due to an engine head failing. This is a major replacement, typically costing upwards of $3000 in parts and labor.

Radiator fittings have a tendency to corrode on Ridgelines. Failure can lead to overheating and/or transmission failure. Replacing the fittings with aftermarket brass fittings costs around $400 and can be done in 2-3 hours.

Reliability

Issues: Engine Failure, Misc Engine Component
Lifespan Estimate: 150000 miles

Performance

Horsepower: 250 - 250hp
0-60 Time: 7.7 seconds
1/4 Mile Time: 15.9 seconds

Cost of Ownership

Depreciation: High 17.5% or higher per year
Maintenance Costs: Moderate
Average Insurance Costs in : Medium

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