• 2006 Honda Ridgeline

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The new Honda Ridgeline is loaded with truck essentials, like rough-road capability, durable, rigid construction and plenty of versatile cargo room. Whether you throw down big payloads or rough roads, this rig can handle it. Plus, the Ridgeline is the first and only 4-door pickup to achieve the highest government crash test rating (5 stars) for both frontal and side-impact tests. And, it has the lowest chance of rollover among all pickup trucks tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Honda’s all-new 4-door, 4WD truck will be named the "Ridgeline" when it goes on-sale at Honda dealerships nationwide in Spring 2005 as a 2006 model. The Honda Ridgeline is a next-generation truck that takes the utility and versatility of an open bed truck and adds a new dimension of dynamic performance, integrated styling and packaging efficiency previously unattainable in traditional body-on-frame trucks. The Ridgeline name was chosen to emphasize the vehicle’s adventurous spirit and truck capabilities.

The Ridgeline takes advantage of the industry’s first fully integrated, closed-box frame with unibody construction to deliver superior ride, handling and packaging efficiency along with half-ton payload capacity and significantly stronger body rigidity versus traditional body-on-frame trucks. For hauling, the Ridgeline features a five-foot bed with minimal wheel arch intrusion and is designed to carry a wide variety of cargo including two of Honda’s largest off-road motorcycles, the CRF450. Inside, the Ridgeline will feature a spacious, full-size, five-passenger interior in a more maneuverable and garageable mid-size truck package. Utilizing a four-wheel independent suspension mounted to a highly rigid body, the Ridgeline will deliver superior handling and ride comfort versus other trucks in its class.

Combining next generation truck performance and environmental responsibility, Ridgeline will be powered by 3.5-liter, high-output, V-6 engine and 5-speed automatic transmission with a fully automatic 4-wheel drive system and a long list of standard safety features including 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side curtain airbags and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with traction control.


Engine Type Aluminum-Alloy
Displacement (cc) 3471
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 247 @ 5750
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 245 @ 4500
Redline (rpm) 6300
Bore and Stroke (mm) 89 x 93
Compression Ratio 10.0:1
Valve Train 24-Valve SOHC VTEC®
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