A popular pickup truck by Honda, the Ridgeline, has been rated as one of the best in its class over the last several years. As with any truck, if you're considering purchasing one, you'll want to know all of the dimensions of the vehicle's body. This is especially true if you plan on garaging it at any point. Just how long can you expect the Honda Ridgeline to be? We consulted Honda's specs to bring you the answer.
The Honda Ridgeline is 210 inches long and its bed is 63.6 inches long, or just over 5 feet. This total length is shorter than most other half-ton trucks on the market today.
Now that you know the length of the Ridgeline, you might have some other questions about this truck's other dimensions. We've researched the Honda Ridgeline extensively, and have provided our findings ahead in this post. How tall is the Honda Ridgeline? How wide is it? Does the weight of the Honda Ridgeline vary by trim level? Continue reading to see what we've discovered.
How The Size Of A Honda Ridgeline Compares To Other Similar Vehicles
Here, we'll compare the size of the Honda Ridgeline to several other mid-size pickup trucks that are popular among truck owners. For these comparisons, we'll be looking at the dimensions of the GMC Canyon, the Ford Ranger, and the Chevy Colorado.
In this section of the post, you'll see that there are multiple measurements for the following pickup trucks, as they all have various bed and cab configurations. All of these aspects significantly affect height, weight, length, and width. As the Honda Ridgeline only has one bed configuration, its measurements are only slightly different from trim level to trim level.
For review, the Honda Ridgeline, across all trim levels, measures 210 inches long. The bed of the truck, regardless of trim level, is 63.6 inches long. This length is pretty standard for the type of truck that the Ridgeline is. It's not small by any means, so you should be able to transport about the same amount of loads as the other trucks in its class.
Now let's take a closer look at the other 3 trucks that are quite similar to the Ridgeline for the sake of length comparison.
The 2021 GMC Canyon has multiple trim levels, varying only a slight amount when it comes to length. Any trim level with the short box has a length of 212.4 inches while any trim level with the long box has a length of 224.6 inches. The short bed measures 61.7 inches long. The long bed measures 74 inches long.
Are you thinking about getting a GMC Canyon? If so, you'll probably want to know more about this truck. Check out this information: Can A GMC Canyon Pull A Travel Trailer? [Towing Capacity Numbers]
The Ford Ranger also has multiple trim levels. However, across the board, all 2021 models measure 210.8 inches long. The cargo bed on the long bed models is 72 inches long while the cargo bed on the short bed models is 60 inches long.
Want to know more about the Ford Ranger and its capabilities? Check out this post: How Much Can You Tow With A Ford Ranger? [With Or Without A Towing Package]
The Chevy Colorado has 18 trim levels from which you can choose. However, even with all these options, the actual length of the mid-size truck doesn't fluctuate by much. Any Chevy Colorado with a long bed measures 224.9 inches in length. Any Chevy Colorado with a short bed measures 212.7 inches long. With that being said, the length of the short bed is 61.7 inches and the length of the long bed is 74 inches.
Do you love your Chevy truck? Maybe you don't know how long it will actually last. Now you can know. Just head over to the following article to find out more: How Many Miles Will A Chevy Colorado Last?
How Tall Is The Honda Ridgeline?
The height of a Honda Ridgeline will vary slightly between trim levels. We've broken down this measurement by trim level here:
- Sport is 70.2 inches tall
- Sport AWD is 70.8 inches tall
- RTL is 70.2 inches tall
- AWD is 70.8 inches tall
- RTL-E AWD is 70.8 inches tall
- Black Edition is 70.8 inches tall
Only .6 inches separates the height between the Honda Ridgeline trim levels. This height is pretty insignificant, so it won't have much bearing on whether or not this truck is the right pick for you. There are certainly other components that may have more of an impact on whether or not the truck is right for your needs.
How Wide Is The Honda Ridgeline?
The width of the Honda Ridgeline does not vary between trim levels. So, the width of all Honda Ridgelines is 78.6 inches. Before the 2017 model year, the Honda Ridgeline used to be 77.8 inches wide. This width includes models from 2007-2014. But hey, we won't complain about having more room in the truck, right?
How Much Does The Honda Ridgeline Weigh?
The weight of the Honda Ridgeline varies from trim level to trim level. Whether or not the model Honda Ridgeline you're considering is an all-wheel-drive vehicle will also factor into the overall curb weight.
For more information on the AWD component of the Ridgeline, check out this post: Is The Honda Ridgeline A 4WD?
Below, we've listed each of the Honda Ridgeline trim level's weight:
- Sport weighs 4,193 pounds
- Sport AWD weighs 4.389 pounds
- RTL weighs 4,240 pounds
- AWD weighs 4,434 pounds
- RTL-E AWD weighs 4,467 pounds
- Black Edition weighs 4,467 pounds
As you can see, the weight of the Ridgeline doesn't vary a substantial amount between all the trim levels. However, it's easy to see that the nice the trim level, the more the truck weighs. This in part is due to the materials used for the interior of the cab and the additional electronic components and features.
What Is The Towing Capacity Of The Honda Ridgeline?
Probably as expected, the Honda Ridgeline's towing capacity varies from trim level to trim level. The mid-size truck will either have a 3,000 or 5,000-pound towing capacity. While this towing capacity doesn't make it suitable for towing heavy-weight trailers or loads, it's still capable of handling most average towing needs.
Before you start towing anything, be sure your truck is properly equipped, that you won't exceed its towing capacity, and that everything meets proper standards. To help you out, we have broken down the Ridgeline's towing capacity by trim level:
- Sport towing capacity is 3,500 pounds
- Sport AWD towing capacity is 5,000 pounds
- RTL towing capacity is 3,500 pounds
- RTL AWD towing capacity is 5,000 pounds
- RTL-E AWD towing capacity is 5,000 pounds
- Black Edition towing capacity is 5,000 pounds
Speaking of weight and towing capacity, you're probably wondering if your Ridgeline would be able to tow a travel trailer and what type. Lucky for you, we have an article that discusses the very topic. Check it out: Can A Honda Ridgeline Pull A Travel Trailer?
What Happens If You Exceed Towing Capacity?
Hopefully this never happens to you. However, you still may be wondering exactly what would happen if you managed to exceed your Ridgeline's towing capacity. Towing more weight than what your truck was built to handle could lead to serious damage to both you and your vehicle.
Exceeding the towing capacity could damage the following components in your truck:
Damaging these components could lead to lots of repairs in the near future or sometime down the road. Exceeding the capacity could also put undue strain on your transmission and engine, significantly reducing the life expectancy of each. As you can see, it's not worth the risk!
If you need something that can tow huge amounts of weight, you're probably better off purchasing (or renting) a larger truck.
In this post, we learned a great deal about the various dimensions of the Honda Ridgeline, including its length, width, and height. We also discussed these dimensions in comparison to other vehicles in the same class, like the GMC Canyon, the Chevy Colorado, and the Ford Ranger.
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