The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is the brand’s answer to the many different manufacturers vying for the top-spot in the pickup market. It’s got some special features that make it unique in its class such as a truck-bed audio system and some impressive stability on the road. Although other trucks may have a leg up in off-road capabilities and towing capacities, the Ridgeline makes up for it in every other way in terms of standard features. This 2022 Honda Ridgeline review will look into the different specs and features that elevate this pickup truck to a high spot on this year’s choices for pickup trucks.
This year’s release of the 2022 Honda Ridgeline doesn’t have much in the way of major changes to design or performance. It’s all the same models, powertrain options, and features from the previous model. However, we do note that there’s a new addition to the roster of 2022 Honda Ridgeline colors: Sonic Grey Pearl.
The 2022 Honda Ridgeline price range differs according to the 4 different trim levels made available to buyers. First off is the Ridgeline Sport which already comes with a lot of standard features that are carried over to the rest of the lineup. Those looking to get the most value for their money might look into the RTL series as they cover a lot of the basics while also having some really good equipment to boot. The Black Edition is only for those who want the best that the Ridgeline family has to offer as it’s the top-tier model for this year. Below is our 2022 Honda Ridgeline cost table detailing the starting MSRPs of the models:
|2022 Ridgeline Sport||$37,640*|
|2022 Ridgeline RTL||$40,620*|
|2022 Ridgeline RTL-E||$43,570*|
|2022 Ridgeline Black Edition||$45,070*|
Honda has already released available financing options and the 2022 Honda Ridgeline lease price on their official website. This can be a great way for buyers to get their dream car without having to break the bank all at once. Make sure to check their site out and to contact your preferred car dealer for some good deals in your local area!
The 2022 Honda Ridgeline specs sheet details the one powertrain option shared across all models: a 3.5-Liter V6 Engine. This powertrain produces around 280 horsepower and a torque output of 262 pounds-feet. All Ridgeline models come with an intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD System as standard – a drivetrain that’s paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission with shift-by-wire functionality and paddle shifters. It comes with a few different modes for optimizing the drive feel according to the driver’s needs. The Intelligent Traction Management system accounts for Snow, Sand, and Muddy conditions. It’s also got an Eco Assist System for those who want to squeeze a bit more fuel efficiency out of their vehicles.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
According to the EPA’s released MPG scores for the 2022 Honda Ridgeline, all models top out at the exact same point of fuel efficiency. They score a 21 in MPG/Combined which places it on the higher end of the spectrum against its competitors. For context, the Honda Ridgeline has a fuel capacity of 19.5 gallons with fuel efficiency tests making use of Regular Unleaded. Below is our table detailing the different MPG scores of the 2022 Honda Ridgeline family:
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Ridgeline Sport||18||24||21|
|2022 Ridgeline RTL||18||24||21|
|2022 Ridgeline RTL-E||18||24||21|
|2022 Ridgeline Black Edition||18||24||21|
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
Pickup trucks aren’t really known by their classy interiors, but the 2022 Honda Ridgeline interior space is different from all that. There’s still hard plastics used nearby the dashboard, but the rest of the materials used are of higher quality than that of its competitors. The Ridgeline has a passenger volume of 109.7 cubic feet which sits around 5 passengers. Starting from the RL, the seats get fitted with features like heating and leather trims. For cargo capacity, the Honda Ridgeline has about 33.9 cubic feet of cargo space on the truck bed. Total Payload Capacity is around 1,583 pounds which is more than enough for heavier jobs.
The 2022 Honda Ridgeline towing capacity is known to be around 5,000 pounds when equipped with the appropriate towing equipment package. Take note though that the company’s online spec sheet for the ridgeline doesn’t reveal the axle ratio used on this pickup.
For the infotainment side of the Ridgeline, we’ve found that it’s quite jampacked with features that can liven up the passenger cabin. All models come with an 8-inch touchscreen and HondaLink for compatibility with the smartphone app. It also has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard options for all models. Bluetooth features are also available for both wireless streaming or just hands-free phone usage while on the road. For the audio system, base models come with a 7-speaker setup that already includes a subwoofer and an output of 215 watts. This can be upgraded to an 8-speaker premium sound system that also has a subwoofer unit. This sound system can reach 540 watts of output while having some crystal-clear audio. There’s even a truck-bed audio system which turns your pickup into a surprising party setup for those getaways with your friends.
The Ridgeline has performed impressively on car safety tests, netting a 5-star rating from the NHTSA. All models come with features from the Honda Sensing Suite, carrying both safety tech and driver-assistive features. Some of these include a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Vehicle Stability Assist, Traction Control features, and an Anti-Lock Braking System. Other features available on higher trim levels include Blind Spot Information Systems, a Cross Traffic Monitor, and Auto High-Beam Headlights.
Honda’s warranty coverage plans are on-par with that of rivals except for one crucial part: Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance. Other pickup truck manufacturers have started to offer maintenance perks, something that Honda hasn’t offered as of now. Their limited warranty spans for 3 years or the first 36,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. Next is the powertrain warranty which lasts for 5 years with a mileage limit of 60,000 miles.