2012 Honda Ridgeline-A Review

November 03, 2011 / by / 0 Comment

Honda always improves its vehicles with latest styling and state-of-the-art technical features and this time it has upgraded its pickup. 2012 Honda Ridgeline has been updated and Honda has improved its fuel economy which always remains the biggest concern of buyers. A part from this, improved Ridgeline Sport model also presents stunning exterior features.

Highlight of Modifications of Features

  • Modified Design of Grille
  • Aerodynamic Improvements
  • Measures of Friction Reduction in Engine

Available Models of 2012 Honda Ridgeline

Following four models of 2012 Honda Ridgeline will be available to customers;

1. Ridgeline RT

Standard features of 2012 Ridgeline RT are;

  • Integrated trailer hitch
  • Pre-wiring for seven-pin trailer wiring
  • Trip computer with instantaneous and average fuel economy
  • Air conditioning
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Power windows and door locks
  • Power sliding rear window
  • Cruise control;
  • Keyless entry
  • Automatic heated wiper zone

2. New Ridgeline Sport

Standard features of New Ridgeline Sport are;

  • Exclusive black 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels (+1 inch from RT steel wheels)
  • Exclusive black honeycomb grille with black surround
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Auxiliary audio input jack; fog lights; rear privacy glass
  • All weather floor mats and black headlight and brake light housings.

3. Ridgeline RTS

Standard features of 2012 Ridgeline RTS are;

  • Exclusive 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels
  • A seven-pin trailer wiring connector
  • Body-color painted door handles
  • Painted inner grille surfaces
  • A seven-speaker 160-watt audio system with subwoofer
  • Six-disc in-dash CD system
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • An auxiliary audio input jack
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • An eight-way power driver’s seat with lumbar support
  • Privacy glass and all-weather floor mats.

4. Ridgeline RTL

Standard features of 2012 Ridgeline RTL are;

  • Leather-trimmed interior with heated front seats
  • Exclusive 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Moon roof
  • 115-volt power outlet
  • Carpeted floor mats and a compass in the rearview mirror
  • Honda Satellite Linked navigation system

Exterior of 2012 Honda Ridgeline

The basic design and body of 2012 Honda Ridgeline has been improved to make it superbly rigid so that driver can easy carry it on tough roads. The up-to date design of this vehicle integrates solid and one piece appearance means there is no difference between the cab and bed. Now Towing is easy with 2012 Honda Ridgeline because large side mirrors provides best vision of the rear side.

Honda has also considered the weather requirements while designing the 2012 Honda Ridgeline that’s why it has intelligently designed the windshield wipers which have heated wiper zone to improve the performance of wipers in variable temperature and weather conditions. Broad range of accessories are available with 2012 Honda Ridgeline and now users can conveniently accommodate ATVs and motorcycles in this stylish pickup, cargo area in Ridgeline is quite spacious with 49.5 inches width, 20.7 inches depth and length of 60 inches.

Interior of 2012 Honda Ridgeline

Unit body packaging of Honda has improved the interior space in 2012 Honda Ridgeline and the driver position offers comfortable approach to huge and convenient to use controls. Console of this pickup can be used for multi-purpose and it also consists of sliding lower tray and armrest, cell phones, beverages, CDs and digital music player can be easily accommodate in storage areas of console.

5 passengers can easily sit in Ridgeline, other interior features include; leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, auxiliary audio input jack, fog lights, rear privacy glass, floor mats (all weather) etc.

Safety Features of 2012 Honda Ridgeline

Standard safety features in 2012 Honda Ridgeline are;

  • Advanced dual-state
  • Multiple-threshold driver’s and front passenger’s SRS airbags
  • Front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)
  • Two-row side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor
  • Front-seat active head restraints
  • A tire pressure monitoring system
  • Daytime running lights
  • Vehicle Stability Assist

Powertrain of 2012 Honda Ridgeline

2012 Honda Ridgeline is powered by SOHC 3.5L VTEC engine which generates 250 Horsepower and torque of 247 lb-ft. In order to avoid gear hunting, 5-speed automatic transmission offers Grade Logic Control to facilitate the user to maintain the gear while moving uphill and downhill.

Improved EPA Rating

EPA rating of 2012 Honda Ridgeline is 15mpg in the city, 21mpg on the highway and 17 mpg combined.

Standard Equipment of Towing

2012 Honda Ridge is best for towing and offers following Standard equipment for towing ;

  • Incorporated Tow Hitch
  • Transmission and Oil Coolers
  • Heavy Duty Brakes
  • Double Radiator Fans
  • Wiring Harness for 7 Pin Trailer Hook up

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