2019 Honda Ridgeline Pickup: A Reliability Test


Whether you love to experience a superior ride or seek a pickup truck with appreciable subtle handling while towing a heavy load at the back, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck is one of the best choices for both, as we experienced at the Petaluma Honda dealership.

Feature Highlights

Keeping aside the reliability factor, we now rake a quick look at the features that make the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Pickup Truck stand out from the crowd that includes the following:

  • A two-way tailgate
  • Large in-bed trunk with locking facility
  • all-wheel-drive system featuring multi-surface traction
  • Spacious crew cab with handsome finishand overall seating comfort

The Unique Exterior

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline makes a distinctive choice when you look for a midsize pickup truck. Ditching the age-old body-on-frame design, this time Honda has used a unibody structure that makes it look more like a car than a commonplace truck. Inside a fully independent suspension works best for the performance that this new 2019 Honda Ridgeline wanted to achieve.

Towing Capacity and Other Utility

To recommend a pickup truck we need to speak more about its truck-like features and capabilities. Towing is one such capability that defines how reliable and useful a truck is. Hence, to qualify as one of the best in this segment, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline declares its capability of carrying 5,000 pounds on all-wheel drive models, while the number drops down to 3,500 pounds if you drive with the front-wheel-drive ones.

Making enough space for 4-by-8 sheets of plywood in its bed, the Ridgeline excels in the aspect of spaciousness as well. Thanksto the flat load floor that no other midsize truck is currently being able to offer.

The in-bed cargo storage doubles up in its functionality with a cooler and a high-end stereo system keep you comfortable and entertained through the rides. This is a special feature that made all the tailgate parties fall in love with this truck.

Trim Configurations

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a midsize pickup truck with four-doorcrew-cab-only configuration that comes in six trim levels: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and the Black Edition. All the trims are powered with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that are capable of 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque with the help of a six-speed automatic transmission.


The V6 engine of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline works smoothly helping it move around the town effortlessly. In 7 seconds it picks up the speed from a dead stop to 60 mph. The brakes are responsive in time while the brake pedal reassures every time you press it with a uniform firmness. The truck stops at a distance of 125 feet from a speed of 60 mph, which is at the higher end of braking speed for any midsize pickup truck.

In the test drive booked at Honda dealer Petaluma, we witnessed that thesteering reacts in accurate time giving out a clear sense of the effort you need to put to dodge any untimely interaction with other vehicles without behaving too sharp, that makes the driver feel at ease and overall the reliability matches the expectation of a pickup truck that pampers you with a carlike driving.

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