2007 Honda Ridgeline LX
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What the Ridgeline loses in sheer grunt, it makes up for in user friendliness and versatility. Not that it won’t haul; it will, but it’s built to tow smaller trailers and boats up to 5,000 lbs. The Ridgeline’s strength is being able to carry a couple of motorbikes or an ATV, plus accommodate the family in a passenger compartment that’s as big as a Honda Accord’s. Furthermore, it’s rear independent suspension gives the Ridgeline a great ride and opens up the space between the rear wheels for an in-bed, water resistant, trunk. Of course, if box is full, you can’t get into that trunk without unloading the truck, but overall, this is a clever idea for a truck. Off road, the Ridgeline managed, but its low ground clearance, and low-mounted tow package caused it to suffer badly when the going got tough. But the Ridgeline isn’t really designed for such duty. What it is designed to do – provide a versatile means of transportation for the active family and their toys – it does well.

Technical Data: 2007 Honda Ridgeline LX

Base price $35,600
Options Trailer towing accessories – $860.71; see honda.ca for more details
Freight $1,455
A/C tax $100
Price as tested
Engine 3.5L V6
Horsepower 247 @ 5,750 rpm
Torque 245 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Axle ratio 3.384
Transfer case variable torque managmenet 4-wheel drive system
Tires P245/65R17 105s
Curb weight 2042 kg (4504 lbs)
GVWR 2745 kg (6052 lbs)
Payload capacity 705 kg (1554 lbs)
Max. trailer weight 2268 kg (5000 lbs)
Wheelbase 3100 mm (122 in.)
Length 5253 mm (207 in.)
Width 2217 mm (87 in.)
Height 1786 mm (70 in.)
Box length 1524 mm (60 in.)
Box width between wheel housings NA
Rear load height 864 mm (34 in.)
Ground clearance Front:
Fuel consumption City: 14.4 L/100 km (20 mpg Imperial)
  Hwy: 10.1 L/11 km (28 mpg Imperial)
Fuel type Regular
Warranty 3 years/60,000 km
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/100,000 km
Assembly location Alliston, Ontario

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