2014 Honda Ridgeline Overview
This four-door five-seat pickup breaks from traditional truck design with unitized body construction instead of the body-on-frame layout used by other truck manufacturers. While many truck aficionados don't like this type of construction, Honda capitalizes on it by providing extra interior room and cargo space, along with more carlike handling. Competitors include the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.
The Ridgeline comes standard in 17-inch wheels, with 18-inch wheels available. The cargo bed features eight tie-down locations, is 5 feet long with four cargo area lights, and has a 8.5-cubic-foot trunk in the cargo bed. The tailgate drops down or opens like a swing gate and features a power-sliding rear window, with a power moonroof available.
The Honda pick-up features comfortable seating for 5 in available leather-trimmed seats and heated front seats. The rear seats feature a 60/40-split rear seat folds up for more cargo space. The pick-up has air conditioning with option to upgrade to dual-zone automatic air conditioning. The audio system features CD stereo, with available six-CD stereo with subwoofer. Bluetooth connectivity optional as well as a navigation system.
Under the Hood
The Ridgeline is powered by a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 247 pounds-feet of torque in five-speed automatic transmission. The engine uses regular gas and the drivetrain comes standard in four-wheel drive. Furthermore the Ridgeline is capable of 5,000-pound towing when properly equipped.
The interior is fitted with side-impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags, and active front head restraints. Vehicle stability features include antilock brakes and electronic stability system. The 2014 Ridgelines introduce a standard backup camera.
*Overview Courtesy of Cars.com