Like so many components of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, this mighty truck’s bed is anything but ordinary.
The innovative Ridgeline’s outside-the-box truck bed has been designed with minimal wheel housings, enabling drivers to maximize the truck’s hauling capability. The bed itself provides 33.9 cubic feet of cargo volume.
A lockable in-bed trunk is the very first of its kind, providing 7.3 cubic feet of trunk space integrated right into the truck bed. This world-first feature comes standard across the full Ridgeline lineup and features a drain plug, which allows it to act as an ice chest or a stowing spot for wet gear; built-in grocery bag hooks; and guides for accessory cargo dividers.
Yet another world-first amenity can be found in the bed of the Ridgeline: an available truck-bed audio system that features six exciters in the truck-bed wall, 540 watts of sound power, and Bluetooth controllability.
A dual-action tailgate—the first of its kind in the market—comes standard on all of the Ridgeline trims. This pioneering tailgate features a specially engineered hinge system that lets drivers open it both vertically and horizontally for easy loading and unloading.
The Ridgeline’s incredible bed even features an available 150-watt/400-watt truck-bed power outlet located in the bed wall, which enables drivers to hook up power tools or even a TV right in the bed of the truck.
Standard seating is offered for five passengers, making the Ridgeline unexpectedly well-equipped for family driving. The truck also boasts class-leading passenger volume of up to 109.7 cubic feet.
Space has been impressively maximized inside the Ridgeline, with convenient features like 2.9 cubic feet of under-seat storage room hidden beneath the second-row seats.
The truck’s 60/40-split lift-up rear seats also enable various configurations that allow drivers to pack in a variety of items, from groceries to camping gear and much more.
Other handy storage spaces further come standard, including multifunctional center console storage, a lockable glove compartment, driver and front passenger seatback pockets, front and rear beverage holders, and a sunglasses holder.
The Ridgeline’s standard 3.5L V6 engine produces 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. This robust engine enables up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity as well as up to 1,584 pounds of payload capacity when the truck is equipped with all-wheel drive.
The Ridgeline is also not afraid to get dirty while tearing up the off-road terrain. The truck features up to 7.87 inches of ground clearance (with AWD) and an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management system (i-VTM4) with modes for tackling normal conditions as well as snow, mud, and sand. When you’re ready to leave the pavement at the helm of the Ridgeline, this incredible pickup will be ready, too!