Riding and handling like a good sedan, the Ridgeline rewrites the book on pickups. It's a truck that isn't a hardship to drive. Further, it has many unique innovations, including a tailgate that opens vertically or horizontally and a lockable trunk. The roomy cab is nicely detailed and easy to access, with comfortable seats. While not designed for serious off-roading, Ridgeline also scaled our demanding rock hill.
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There are 10 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"the acceleration if very good, the truck get the advertised mileage and it sticks to the road like glue in summer and winter with the Michelin LTX m&s tires."

Marion R., ON (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"This is a car guys truck, it drives more like a Honda Accord than a pickup. Very composed and comfortable for light truck jobs, just what we needed."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Fast and solid"

Terrence R., IL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"This truck/SUV drives like a dream."

George B., NH (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Smooth and very well handling for a truck"

Michael S., NC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"There's nothing good about the driving and handling of a Ridgeline other than it is capable of moving. I think a school bus is more performing and easier to drive. Acceleration, turning radius, handling are all what I'd expect from a 1980s Oldsmobile. Perhaps that's what this truck was based on."

Jeff S., OK (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Acceleration is adequate but not impressive, slightly underpowered as it often downshifts (two passengers and light cargo) when encountering even modest uphill grades. Steering is responsive but turn circle is quite large making parking a touch challenging."

Chris K., OK (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"I use the Ridgeline for long distance over-night driving. I put a Leer cap on it to carry family belongings. On the freeway it consistently gets just over 19 mpg consistently. The truck accelerates and handles very well."

Anonymous, RI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The Ridgeline drives and handles like a car but has the great utility of a truck. It offers the best combination of the two better than any truck available."

Tom C., NC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Qwik and responsive to all road conditions"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"High utitlity, under powered for towing a 18' trailer"

Anonymous, BC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Excellent handling. Tows 3,500 lb trailer effortlessly."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"extremely wide turning circle. Makes U-turns problematic."

John T., MD (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The truck handles great. Very responsive steering. Excellent braking. It has plenty of get up and go."

Brigitte W., FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Great handling and good acceleration"

Thomas D., CA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The acceleration is very quick and quite quiet, and the handling is secure at all speeds and road types."

John S., VA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"acceleration is a little slow, but more than adequate for my use. the annoying delay when you accelerate from stop into traffic is sometimes frightening and totally unexpected. Ridgeline handling is excellent, enjoyable ride."

John E., OK (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The Ridgeline accelerates nicely for a V6 truck. It is very manuverable but has a very wide turning radius. Going on long trips is like riding in a luxury sedan. It drives very smoothly and is excellent on the highway."

Matt K., TX (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Very easy to handle and has decent acceleration for a truck. Wish it had a back-up camera since it is hard to see the bumper edge."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Best handling pickup ever"

Dale B., CO (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Flexibility. Drives like a car but works like a truck"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The acceleration is adequate. Handling very good."

Robert H., BC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Handles and rides like a car. Acceleration is as good as I'd want."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Quick to accelerate. Enjoyable to drive."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The truck drives very smooth, and handles with ease. Acceleration is decent, no engine loss, and when you need a boost, you can get it, fast"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"It has a nice ride. Acceleration is not as strong as I would like. Great handling truck."

James B., TN (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"I love this truck ,handles better than any truck I’ve ever owned! Was disappointed in fuel mileage but still love this 10 yr old truck ! I don’t like the looks of the current model Ridgeline and way too expensive! Oh love the duel working tailgate and the under bed storage area! In winter this truck is so good on snowy roads ,love it and it’s been trouble free!!!"

Paul M., VT (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Great acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"I expected better mileage but, power is most adequate. 4wd will take you where ever you want to go. Handles like a sportscar."

Carl A., AL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Good. It is a great combination of good gas mileage for a truck. 4 Wheel drive, 4 door cab. The lockable trunk in the truck bed is a nice feature. Very nice ride, of course it is built on a Pilot frame I believe. Also the cab sits high off the road which gives good visibility and the car sits high off the road which is good for clearing curbs when parking and driving over snow (unplowed driveway). Bad: rather short truck bed (5 ft long) and very wide turning radius."

JOHN T., MD (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Power is acceptable, but I wish it had a little more power."

JEROME M., NY (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Poor Acceleration."

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"fantastic"

JAMES M., WI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Comfortable seats and ride."

H B., FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"On icy roads have to turn off the vehicle stability system to get the car moving."

Anonymous, AK (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Handles well and great towing capabilities"

ROBERT C., NB (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Honda's always active, automatic VTM-4 system affords good traction for inclement weather conditions."

JACK K., OR (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Winter driving"

J D., ON (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"At highway speeds the wind noise and road noise is too high"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Front seats are comfortable for long drives, rear seats are good for a mid-size truck, suspension provides a comfortable and control ride."

Chris K., OK (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The ride is smooth and enjoyable"

Wayne K., NH (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Storage rear trunk"

Anonymous, MI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"quiet, configurable, leg space for all passengers"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The Ridgeline is extremely comfortable to ride in, both front and back sides. The ride is the right balance of firmness and responsiveness. Wind noise if a bit more than other vehicles though."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Very comfortable, more car like"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The truck has a lot of qualities. To my wife, 5' 2", she can easily reach the peddles and see over the hood. She equates it to a car. Driver is high enough to see for night time driving. Five adults can ride without too much discomfort over long distances. Ride is smooth. Noise from road could be better. Below bed trunk gives more storage room to passenger space. One down side is that rodents can get into the cab and the trunk.(on my 2007 CRV also) They chew-up insulation and make nests..."

Anonymous, RI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Extremely comfortable ride. Quiet, comfortable seats."

Ryan T., PA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Best ride and handling of all the trucks i have owned"

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"super comfortable, ergonomic interior. great ride and handling. very quiet ride. lately beginning to show signs of wind noise at high speeds."

James M., WI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"I drive my Risge line a lot. The says are amazingly comfortable!! I may buy a seat doe my living room."

George B., NH (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"I love my Honda Ridgeline but have always thought there was a lot of road noise. Front seats are very comfortable but back seats not so much."

Anonymous, AL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Road noise from rough road surface is excessive. Very quiet on smooth road surface such as relatively new asphalt. Seats and ride are good."

Curtis M., SC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Uncomfortable for shorter persons to drive....it'd be nice if the steering wheel were telescoping."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The seats and leg room are fantastic. The cabin is a little loud but not bad."

Anonymous, OK (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"This truck drives and rides like a luxury sedan. I have owned many trucks but the ride quality of all others cannot compare to the Ridgeline. It is very quiet, smooth ride, smooth shifting, and the seats are very supportive and comfortable."

Matt K., TX (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"comfortable quiet ride unlike any other truck I have owned or driven. The new body style will be a dud."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Honda Ridgeline is the most comfortable ride of any truck I have experienced. Seats are good, somewhat thin, but comfortable."

John E., OK (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Front leather seats fit well for driver and passenger. Rear seat comfort is good for the outboard passengers. Ride and noise is very good for a pickup truck (be it a small urban-style pickup)."

Robert H., BC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Rides like my cars."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The headliner failed completely at approximately 38,000 miles and 9 years. It started dropping in backseat area and within a week was hanging down 6-8 inches trough out both front and back. Honda dealer estimate was $1800+ . Had it repaired by a local upholstery shop for $475. I personally know 6 Ridgeline owners with the same problem."

Robert H., HI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"On certain pavement, road noise is excessive."

Anonymous, SC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The seats are quite comfortable for a short ride or a long ride."

Anonymous, IA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Rough ride and hear bang on every bump"

Anonymous, MA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"More like an suv than a truck. Very comfortable interior and i’m 5 3."

Thomas D., CA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Very comfortable seats, and ride."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Excellent design, especially for long drives. Love this truck."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Very comfortable ride."

Gary B., NH (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"This truck has all the comforts of a car for long distance driving (5-9 hours). It is quiet, even in the rain."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"It has a nice ride. Seats get dirty easy"

James B., TN (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Very comfortable for front seating, not so much for back seating."

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Very comfortable seating. Rides more like a sedan than a truck."

EDWARD C., OH (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"comfortable leather heated seats"

H B., FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Great ride. Road noise with all windows closed is a little louder than I expected."

STEVEN R., NC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"the rear seat legs that fold down and are supposed to latch back in place have both failed."

Anonymous, VA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Air conditioning is not very strong. Upholstery soils very easily"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Comfortable driving position, good ride for truck"

CHARLES L., FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Leather seats are too hard and rip on the side. Parking Lights, Dome Lights have shorts in them. CD Player jams easily. Tailgate has rust. Acceleration is poor. Trunk is exceptional."

Anonymous, MD (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"This vehicle was purchased to accommodate one driver, one senior who was physically challenged, 3 dogs, one wheelchair and one large portable oxygen generator. This was the only small truck that we could find that would meet all of our requirements. In particular, very few trucks had a front passenger seat that had sufficient padding to accommodate a passenger who was thin and frail with little or no padding in his butt!"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"This vehicle was purchased because it met all of the special needs of my disabled father. The doors were large, the passenger seat was comfortable, I was able to carry 3 dogs, a wheelchair and oxygen generator all in comfort and safety."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Extremely comfortable even on a long drive. Fully adjustable to fit an individual need/desire. The road noise is noticeable but not overwhelming. Most is from my tire treat I believe."

ALBERT S., NM (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"I really miss the lack of a bench style front seat which would make it a much more usable pickup truck. Gave that feedback to Honda when they asked what I wanted to have in the newly released 2017 Ridgeline. They did not use my input."

ROBERT H., HI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Rear seat fold up legs failed"

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Drivers seat not firm enough"

JIM M., CO (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Excellent handling and smooth ride"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The ride is excellent, smooth, quiet, comfortable. Seats comfortable, the cab is well designed."

SCOTT W., KY (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Considering that this vehicle is actually less expensive than a similarly-equipped Prius (and so much better looking!), I feel the vehicle is/was an excellent value for the dollar."

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"For the cost, you get a great balance of utility, driving and handling responsiveness, and high reliability."

Anonymous, OH (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"great value. many standard features that are add-ons on similar vehicles. super luxurious suv for the money. still reliable and running great."

James M., WI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Ridgeline has retained its value and still is in demand after 9 years"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Most versatile vehicle on the road. Rides like a car but with the capability of a truck. The inbred trunk is genius."

Larry P., IN (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"We have owned the Ridgeline for 9 years now and it still looks great. The versatility of this vehicle is one of my favorite features. It is our family vehicle but is still able to haul loads of building/landscaping materials in the back, tow trailers, and has met every need we have asked of it. Whether it is packing the family and pets up for a long trip or hauling half a cubic yard of topsoil to create a garden for our backyard, this truck has done it with ease."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"We really did get a heck of a deal and scored just the model, color, and features we wanted."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The Ridgeline is one of the very best trucks for the price that you can buy anywhere. It has the handling and ride of a car, but the utility of a truck. Excellent features, great handling, great ride, and the best part is Honda's great reliability (EXTREMELY important to me!)."

Tom C., NC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"I has delivered value in being a pleasure to drive, practical for towing and hauling, and in being very reliable. it has also held it resale value well but it will not be sold as I am passing it on to my son who needs it."

Anonymous, OK (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"This is great vehicle, probably the best value on the market. Great balance of utility, comfort, and performance."

Anonymous, MN (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"At the time of purchase, the vehicle was considerably more expensive than other similar brands with the same options. The fit and finish on this vehicle were not very good and the various observed problems were brought to the attention of the dealer. The dealer made a half-hearted attempt to remedy the problem but did not really succeed in the end. I was and remain disappointed in the company's attitude about these items."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Ride, handling and overall performance is excellent. Gas mileage is terrible, 10-12 MPG with light loads."

Robert H., HI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"187000 miles with very little problems."

Gary B., NH (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Mine has been incredibly good and it's far less money than any other pickup that holds a sheet of plywood flat in the bed."

Anonymous, TX (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Really good storage both in the cabin and in the bed."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Nothing was added to the truck as far as options and it's perfect!"

Anonymous, CO (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"This 10 year old vehicle continues to look very good, rides very well, and require little maintenance. It has excellent acceleration and ride."

John S., VA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Excellent reliability"

THOMAS W., WI (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"good value ,steering is poor also noisy, don't get extended warranty"

STEVE S., CA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"This is an expensive truck, but even at eight years old I still get compliments about it. I plan to drive it a long time."

SCOTT W., KY (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Had a good price"

J D., ON (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Very reasonably priced. Little repairs are necessary."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"In the 8 years and 110,000 miles , I have replaced the tires and had a brakejob,plus drive belt and hose replacement . Until 100000 miles ,I didn't have to spend a dime on unusual maintenance items!"

RALPH H., TX (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"106,000 miles, one owner. Nothing has ever failed on this Ridgeline. Not even a light bulb. Excellent value."

DAVID D., FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"overall quality is excellent, engineering is very good."

RICHARD B., WA (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"bought at auction in 07 and am very satisfied with price and vehicle"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"If you get a good price it's a great truck"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"I've had my Honda Ridgeline for 8.5 years and still LOVE it. I absolutely believe it's the best mid-size truck on the market. Possibly the best truck of any size."

TOM C., NC (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"trouble free"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I especially liked the styling of the bed and walls. It is different from all other trucks. The BIG BEST is the in-bed trunk storage! What a great idea! Oh, and the bed is about 49 inches wide to hold a sheet of plywood. A well thought out truck."

ROSS D., AZ (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"The design has "modern military" cues, think Humvee or AR15. It does not look like most pick-ups. Many people can not get past that."

LARRY P., IN (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Very unique styling; plenty of room inside, fitting 5 pretty comfortably. The trunk space under the bed is one of a kind."

DAVID C., NV (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"It works nicely as a passenger vehicle as well as a truck. we like the tailgate's feature of two way opening and that the truck bed is lined and has lights along inside of bed. also the locking compartment within the floor of the bed is quite handy."

Anonymous, TN (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"good: rear trunk is awesome!, plenty of room in bed, dual-open tailgate, overall appearance/lines of vehicle bad: dash design/layout with radio"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Roomy inside, with appealing exterior. Under-bed trunk is nice feature."

JACK K., OR (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Design, rather than styling is what I'd call it. The in-bed trunk allows me to hold 3 large coolers so we can shop 50 miles away and get frozen food home as we want it. The hooks in the back seat allow us to hold plastic bags of goods upright and not spill. The ability to raise the back seats give us space to haul artwork to shows. The size of the bed allows to to haul 4 x 8 foot material used in building our home and material used in artwork in a safe, flat manner. The versatile design is usef"

LARRY R., TX (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"trouble free"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"I bought it because of the styling. Now Honda has redesigned the Ridgeline to look just like every other light truck on the market. Big mistake in my opinion."

EVERELL H., NV (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

"Has some blind spots and back p/u sides a little to high for short people"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Honda Ridgeline)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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