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2006 Honda Ridgeline Truck - Overview

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$27,700 – $34,640 MSRP

$24,937 – $31,174 Invoice

16 / 21 MPG City/Hwy

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Overview

What's New
Honda enters the pickup segment this year with its midsize Ridgeline, sporting V-6 power, standard four-wheel drive, a dual-action tailgate, and a secure/lockable/in-bed trunk with enough room to store a 72-quart cooler, three sets of golf bags, or other bulky items under the pickup bed.

Overview
Three trim levels are available on the all-new Ridgeline: base RT, mid-level RTS, and upscale RTL. Standard powertrain features on all Ridgeline models include a 247-hp V-6 engine; a five-speed, electronically-controlled automatic transmission; and a Variable Torque Management four-wheel-drive system. Standard comfort and convenience features include air conditioning; tilt steering wheel; power side windows/sliding rear window/door locks; cruise control; keyless entry; automatic heated wiper zone; a 6-speaker 100-watt audio system with CD player; 60/40 split lift-up rear seat with underseat storage; and all-weather floor mats. Standard exterior features include a five-foot cargo bed with 6 heavy-duty tie down cleats and 4 bed lights; an 8.5-cubic foot, secure/lockable/in-bed trunk; and dual-action tailgate.

The Ridgeline also comes equipped ready to tow, with standard transmission and oil coolers, heavy-duty brakes, dual radiator fans, a fresh-air intake system for improved towing performance in hot weather conditions, and pre-wiring for 4- and 7-pin trailer hook up. The Ridgeline can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped with a towing hitch and harness.

Upgrading to the Ridgeline RTS adds alloy wheels, a seven-speaker; 160-watt audio system with subwoofer and 6-disc in-dash audio system with steering wheel controls; dual zone automatic climate control; and an eight-way power driver's seat. The upscale RTL trim level adds leather seating surfaces, HomeLink, an interior compass in the rearview mirror, and heated front seats. Ridgelines equipped with the optional moonroof are also fitted with XM Satellite Radio, and are available with the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System.

The Competition
With the demand for smoother-riding vehicles on the rise across all segments, Honda's Ridgeline features a four-wheel independent suspension, while the other 11 competitors in the Midsize Pickup segment rely on solid axle suspension systems.

With sales of 42,593 units, according to the J.D. Power and Associates Sales Report,SM the Ridgeline quickly gained market acceptance during 2005. The segment leader in sales was the Toyota Tacoma (168,831 units sold in calendar year 2005), followed by the Chevrolet Colorado (128,359), Ford Ranger (120,985), Dodge Dakota (104,051) and Nissan Frontier (72,838).

Available Trims for the 2006 Honda Ridgeline Truck

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
RT (A5) 5 speed automatic $27,700 255-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 16/21
RTS (A5) 5 speed automatic $30,075 255-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 16/21
RTL (A5) 5 speed automatic $31,490 255-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 16/21

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