For the 2013 model year, the Honda Ridgeline truck gains a rearview camera but its price remains the same. The 2013 Ridgeline will be available in four trims, starting at $29,350 with $830 destination fee.
With its chief competitor, the Chevrolet Avalanche, nearing the end of its production run, the Ridgeline will soon stand alone as the only pick-up/SUV option. But that doesn’t mean it’s resting on it’s laurels. The 2013 Ridgeline sports a 3.5L V6 engine with 250 horsepower and 247 lb.-ft of torque. That’s good enough for a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. and half-ton payload rating. The V6 is also equipped with variable valve timing (VVT) that helps low-end torque and allows the 2013 Honda Ridgeline to achieve 15/21 mpg.
The transmission is a five-speed automatic with Grade Logic Control for handling steep or loose terrain, plus Variable Torque Management 4-wheel drive (VTM-4) to evenly distribute the power.
The base model is the 2013 Honda Ridgeline RT, equipped with 17-inch steel wheels, keyless entry and a 6-speaker audio system for $29,350. Next up is the Ridgeline Sport, offering black accents on the front grille and 18-inch wheels, plus audio controls on the steering wheel for $30,095.
The Ridgeline RTS builds on the RT with 18-inch aluminum wheels, 8-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support and a 7-speaker audio system for $32,055. The most premium trim is the Ridgeline RTL for $34,930, boasting 18-inch aluminum wheels, fog lights, power moonroof, leather-trimmed interior and more. The Ridgeline RTL is available with navigation for $37,280.
All models have a MacPherson strut front suspension and independent multi-link rear suspension for a comfortable but capable ride. The brakes measure 12.6 inches in the front and 13.1 in the rear. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has labeled the 2013 Honda Ridgeline a Top Safety Pick, the best possible rating.