2006 Honda Ridgeline Review – SUV – CNET Reviews

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The good: The Honda Ridgeline offers exceptional voice-command system, XM Radio, a ULEV-2 emissions and a clever design that cargo space.

The bad: The tech feature is available only the priciest Ridgeline package, and Bluetooth isn’t at all. For a truck this with such limited a rear-obstacle warning system be standard.

The bottom line: The Honda Ridgeline is garnering from many sources, and so. Thoughtful and rugged design, drivability, and a few good tech make this an easy to like.

The 2006 Honda is the venerable Japanese manufacturer’s pickup design, and it has been well received by the automotive Its cargo versatility ranges a spacious, configurable interior in the of the Honda Element we tested to the pickup bed, which has a trunk underneath.

Also like the Element, the has chunky styling that polarize opinions as surely as its country of origin. With a bold face and an Escalade buttress treatment between the and the bed, the Ridgeline’s distinctive design cues may seem to America’s dyed-in-the-wool pickup

But Honda has given the Ridgeline heavy-duty bona fides, and its towing and hauling capacity eye-popping by any means, its combination of space and comfort, as well as cargo options make it a family workhorse.

Buyers may be a baffled by the Ridgeline’s trim which tie together unrelated such as the moonroof and XM Satellite Our test car had the highest trim which includes moonroof and options. Including destination our 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTL has an price of $35,190.

The 2006 Honda Ridgeline well equipped with options when outfitted at the trim level: RTL with and GPS navigation. This package adds XM Satellite Radio three months of service) and a auxiliary input jack for an MP3 No provision for Bluetooth cell interaction is offered.

The list of available (sometimes dealer-installed) is extensive, although our test car none of them. They an iPod interface ($199), a DVD entertainment system with RCA jacks ($2,028), a tailgate-mounted camera (only when $497), and a lockable tonneau ($1,199). While we appreciated our inclusion of the auxiliary audio it’s available with the highest trim level.

Likewise, ordering the moonroof is the way to get XM Satellite Radio.

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The Honda ‘s navigation and audio can be controlled with voice which work much than the joystick/button combo.

you’ve hashed out these however, the Ridgeline’s interior in most regards. The RTL package heated leather seats eight-way power adjustment, lumbar support for the driver, side mirrors, and a leather-wrapped wheel. Legroom is vast in and ample in the backseat, which 60/40 with each folding up and clicking into against the rear cabin with a simple pull of a

Even with the rear down, a good amount of space is available underneath

The huge center-console storage also permits simple A pinch latch lets the cup area slide forward, the CD storage on the cabin floor This lower area has dividers and a sliding, rubber-topped that can cover the front or half. The center armrest forward to an extended position for and tilts rearward to open yet storage area.

Two 12-volt are mounted on the lower dashboard to the seat-heater switches, and there’s a in the rear cabin. The middle of the rear window is power-sliding.

The cabin electronics are similar to we’ve seen lately on navigation-equipped Hondas and Acuras. include a good-size touch and a row of hard buttons, including an touch-recognizable zoom rocker on the nearest the driver. A joystick is also present, though we managed to avoid it completely; the wheel controls for cruise audio mode, channel and volume were part of the

Cabin occupants can set climate with two large knobs and a few buttons.

But the best input of all is the voice-recognition system, which spoken street names. intersections for urban destinations is a rapid process: click the wheel button, say the street and touch the name on the screen it’s in the first five good bet when you’ve down the possibilities to a city). for the other street and touch the once more: the system the route.

The male- or female-voiced routing are helpful but don’t include names, which seems given the system’s ability to them aurally. The current is displayed visually at the bottom of the

The 160-watt audio system of an in-dash six-CD changer loads from behind the screen. The screen’s power-tilting has a nice initial wow factor but visions of 10-year-old Ridgelines screens stuck permanently or closed. Help is already on in the form of aftermarket dash for clean conversion to a single- or installation. Seven speakers, a subwoofer, deliver solid

You can adjust the sound through the screen, which also satellite-radio song information.

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