The five-passenger 2011 Honda Ridgeline half-ton pickup truck is built with a closed-box, unitized body structure for a unique combination of capability, interior spaciousness and comfortable ride performance.
The Ridgeline delivers a wide range of conventional pickup capabilities with a maximum tow rating of 5,000 pounds and a half-ton payload rating, all while offering unique features like a large In-Bed Trunk and an independent front and rear suspension.
The 2011 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 247 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5-speed automatic transmission and a Variable Torque Management 4-wheel drive system are standard.
A MacPherson strut front suspension in the front and a rear multi-link suspension design contribute to a smooth ride and responsive handling. Standard equipment for towing includes an integrated tow hitch, transmission and oil coolers, heavy duty brakes, dual radiator fans and a wiring harness for a 7-pin trailer hook up.
A 5-foot-long composite cargo bed with eight tie-down locations provides a half-ton payload rating of 1,100 pounds. Four cargo area lights illuminate both the bed and the in-bed trunk. A dual-action tailgate opens down for traditional access to the cargo area or to the side for ease-of-access to the 8.5 cubic-foot In-Bed Trunk.
Base model estimated mpg: 15/20
Estimated starting price: $28,900
Compiled by Motor Matters

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