NEW FOR 2010:

– Exterior colours: Alabaster Silver Metallic, Crystal Black Pearl and Polished Metal Metallic added; Billet Silver Metallic, Nighthawk Black Pearl and Sterling Grey Metallic discontinued

For 2010, the Honda Ridgeline is unchanged, except for exterior colour choices. Production moves to Lincoln, Alabama from Alliston, Ontario.

The Ridgeline uses a 3.5-litre V6 with five-speed automatic transmission. Unusual for a pickup truck, its standard four-wheel drive system runs primarily in front-wheel drive, with torque sent to the rear wheels on acceleration, or when required for extra traction.

Features on the DX include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, limited-slip rear differential, integrated trailer hitch, seven-pin connector wiring, tire pressure monitoring system, windshield wiper de-icer, heated mirrors, auto-off headlights, front splash guards, variable intermittent wipers, front and rear tow hooks, eight heavy-duty tie-down cleats, in-bed trunk, composite cargo bed, cruise control, illuminated vanity mirrors, map lights, power sliding rear window, power windows with driver’s auto up/down, power locks with keyless entry, tilt steering column, trip computer, CD/MP3/WMA stereo, six-way manual driver’s seat, and 60/40 lift-up rear seat with storage.

The VP adds 17-inch alloy wheels, body-colour door handles and mirrors, fog lights, privacy glass, compass, and stereo auxiliary input.

The EX-L adds 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, security system, power sunroof, 115-volt power outlet, ambient console lighting, garage door opener, six-CD/MP3/WMA stereo, XM satellite radio, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and heated leather seats with eight-way power driver’s adjustment.

The EX-L Navi adds navigation system, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, and rearview camera.

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