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EXTERIOR
Four Door Cab
Vehicle-To-Vehicle Crash Compatibility Structure
Power Sliding Rear Cabin Window
Alloy Wheels - Available
Remote Entry System
Security System - Available
Power Moonroof - Available
Power Sliding Rear Cabin Window Open Indicator with Reminder Chime
Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with Auto-Off
Privacy Glass
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Automatic Heated Wiper Zone
Hidden Roof-Mounted Antenna - Available
Heated Side Mirrors
Roof Rails Accessory
Heavy-Duty Front and Rear Tow Hooks

PICKUP BED
SRC Cargo Bed (Steel-Reinforced Composite)
In-Bed Trunk(TM)
Dual-Action Tailgate
Heavy Duty Tie-Down Cleats (6)
Integrated Bed Lights (4) with Auto-Off Timer
Motorcycle Wheel Indents

TOWING
Pre-Wired for Trailer Connection (4/7-pin)
Large Foldable Side Mirrors

SAFETY AND SECURITY
Side Curtain Airbags
Driver's and Front Passenger's (w/ OPDS) Side Airbags
3-Point Seat Belts at all Seating Positions
Headrests at all Seating Positions
Adjustable Front Seat Belt Anchors
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) 2nd Row (3 positions)
Automatic Power Locks

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Multifunctional Center Storage Console with Sliding Armrest
All-Weather Heavy Duty Floormats
Driver's Seat Adjustment 8-way Power - Available
Driver's Seat Height Adjustment Power - Available
Front Bucket Seats
60/40 Fold-Up Rear Seat with Underseat Cargo Zone
Leather Trimmed Front and Rear Seats - Available
Heated Front Seats - Available
Power Windows w/Auto Up/Down Driver's Window
HomeLink(R) Remote System** - Available
Cruise Control with Steering Wheel Controls
Map Lights, Front and Rear (4)
Door Mounted Entry Lights (4)
Front 12V DC Outlets (2)
Rear 12V DC Outlet
Sunglasses Holder
Front Passenger's Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
Sliding Sun Visors

CLIMATE CONTROL
Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System
Automatic Dual-Zone Climate Control System - Available
Rear Passenger Ventilation
Outside Temperature Gauge - Available

INSTRUMENTATION AND CONTROLS
Information Display
Smart Maintenance Minder
Adjustable Steering Column
Rearview Mirror with Compass - Available
Column-Mounted Shift Lever
Dash-Mounted Headlight Control
Remote Fuel Filler Door Release
Tailgate-Open Indicator Light
Low-Fuel and Low-Oil Pressure Indicator Lights
Digital Clock

AUDIO / NAVIGATION / ENTERTAINMENT
100-Watt AM/FM/XM(R)-Ready/CD Audio System with 6 Speakers
160-Watt AM/FM/XM(R)-Ready/6-Disc In-Dash CD Changer Audio System with 7 Speakers including Subwoofer - Available
XM(R) Satellite Radio - Available
MP3/Digital Media Auxiliary Jack - Available
Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls - Available
Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System(TM) with Voice Recognition - Available
Honda DVD Entertainment System Accessory
** HomeLink(R) is a registered trademark of Price Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Controls(TM).
 

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Here is an interesting tidbit for Nav equiped trucks:

This screen is used to graphically display the sun's position as determined by GPS. the Navi uses the sun's angle, along with the sunlight sensor to control the driver/passenger A/C air flow. The heat that must be removed by the A/C unit varies, depending on the angle of the sun entering the vehicle.

You would think that marketing would talk about this "cool" feature

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Wow, that is pretty cool.
 
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I thought this might be helpful! It's a copy and paste so please don't kill the messenger! :rolleyes:

Item
Measurement
Qualification
Specification

DIMENSIONS
Overall length

5,251 mm (206.7 in.)

Overall width

1,976 mm (77.8 in.)

Overall height

1,785 mm (70.3 in.)

Wheelbase

3,100 mm (122.0 in.)

Track
Front
1,705 mm (67.1 in.)

Rear
1,700 mm (66.9 in.)

Ground clearance

208 mm (8.2 in.)

Seating capacity

Five (5)

WEIGHT (U.S.A.)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

6,050 lbs

WEIGHT (CANADA)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

2,745 kg

ENGINE
Type

Water-cooled, 4-stroke SOHC VTEC V6 gasoline engine

Cylinder arrangement

60 º V6-cylinder, transverse

Bore and stroke

89.0 x 93.0 mm (3.50 x 3.66 in.)

Displacement

3,471 cm3 (mL) (222 cu in.)

Compression ratio

10.0

Valve train

Belt driven, SOHC VTEC 4 valves per cylinder

Ignition system

DLI (Distributorless Ignition)

Lubrication system

Forced, wet sump, with trochoid pump

Oil pump displacement
At 6,000 rpm
48.9 L (51.7 US qt)/minute

Water pump displacement
At 6,000 rpm
176 L (186 US qt)/minute

Fuel required
Normal driving
Unleaded gasoline with 86 Pump Octane Number or higher

Towing
Towing performance can be affected by high altitude, high temperature, or when climbing steep grades. Therefore, premium fuel is recommended when towing more than 3,500 lbs (1,590 kg).

STARTER
Type

Gear reduction

Normal output

1.6 kW

Nominal voltage

12 V

Hour rating

30 seconds

Direction of rotation

Clockwise as viewed from gear end


Item
Measurement
Qualification
Specification

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Type
BJFA
Electronically-controlled automatic, 5-speed forward, 1 reverse

Primary reduction

Direct 1:1

Gear ratio
1st
2.693

2nd
1.565

3rd
1.023

4th
0.729

5th
0.530

Reverse
1.888

Final reduction
Type
Single helical gear

Gear ratio
4.533

STEERING
Type

Hydraulic power-assisted rack and pinion

Gear ratio

42.3

Overall ratio

17.9

Turns, lock-to-lock

3.38

Steering wheel diameter

390 mm (15.4 in.)

SUSPENSION
Type
Front
Strut with ''L'' (lower) arm

Rear
Multi-link with trailing arm

Shock absorber
Front
Twin tube gas

Rear
Twin tube gas

WHEEL ALIGNMENT
Camber
Front
-0 º 30 '

Rear
-0 º 30 '

Camber (Max difference left to right)
Front
1 º 00 '

Caster
Front
1 º 53 '

Total toe
Front
0 mm (0 in.)

Rear
0 mm (0 in.)

Front wheel turning angle
Inside wheel
37 º 54 '

Outside wheel
30 º 16 '

SAI at camber (kingpin axis)

12 º 24 '

BRAKES
Type of service brake
Front
Power-assisted self-adjusting ventilated disc

Rear
Power-assisted self-adjusting solid disc

Type of parking brake

Foot type mechanical actuating, rear wheels

Pad friction surface area (swept area)
Front


Rear


TIRES
Size of front and rear tires

P245/65R17 105S

Size of spare tire

T165/90R17 105M

Tire pressure
Front/Rear
220 kPa (2.2 kgf/cm2, 31 psi)

Spare
420 kPa (4.3 kgf/cm2, 61 psi)

AIR CONDITIONING
Cooling capacity
Front
4,375 Kcal/h (17,300 BTU/h)

Rear
3,119 Kcal/h (12,400 BTU/h)

Compressor
Type/Manufacturer
Swash plate/DENSO

Number of cylinders
10

Capacity
214.7 mL/rev. (13.09 cu in./rev.)

Maximum speed
7,600 rpm

Lubricant capacity
180 mL (6 fl oz)

Lubricant type
DENSO ND-OIL 8

Condenser
Type
Corrugated fin

Evaporator
Type
Corrugated fin


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Specification

AIR CONDITIONING (cont'd)
Blower
Type
Sirocco fan

Motor input (Front)
228 W/12 V

Speed control (Front)
Infinite variable

Maximum capacity (Front)
490 m3/h (17,300 cu ft/h)

Temperature control

Air-mix type

Compressor clutch
Type
Dry, single plate, Poly-V belt drive

Electrical power consumption at 68 ºF (20 ºC)
35 W maximum at 12 V

Refrigerant
Type
HFC-134a (R-134a)

Quantity (Dual)
600-650 g (20-22 fl oz)

ELECTRICAL RATINGS
Battery

12 V-65 AH/5 hours

Starter
A/T
12 V-1.6 kW

Fuses
Under-hood fuse/relay box
120 A, 50 A, 40 A, 30 A, 20 A, 15 A, 10 A, 7.5 A

Under-dash fuse/relay box
30 A, 20 A, 15 A, 10 A, 7.5 A

Auxiliary under-hood relay box
40 A, 20 A, 15 A, 7.5 A

Light bulbs
Headlight high beam
12 V-60 W

Headlight low beam
12 V-55 W

Front turn signal/front side marker lights
12 V-21/8 W (two filaments) Amber color

Rear turn signal lights
12 V-21 W Amber color

Brake/taillights
12 V-21/5 W (two filaments)

High mount brake light
12 V-5 W

Back-up lights
12 V-18 W

Cargo area lights
12 V-5 W

License plate light
12 V-5 W

Ceiling light
12 V-5 W

Map lights
12 V-8 W

Console box light 1
12 V-3.8 W

Console box light 2
12 V-1.4 W

Door courtesy lights
12 V-3.8 W

Glove box light
12 V-3.4 W

Vanity mirror light
12 V-1.8 W

Gauge lights
12 V-LED (non-replaceable)

Indicator, panel, ambient light
12 V-LED, 14 V-0.56 W, 0.84 W

Clock non-navigation system equipped vehicles
Clock standard daily difference
±2.0 seconds par day or less

Electrical characteristics
±2.0 seconds par day or less

Temperature characteristics
-20-0 degrees C
±4.0 seconds par day or less

0-40 degrees C
±2.0 seconds par day or less

40-60 degrees C
±4.0 seconds par day or less



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One of the features I have come to really appreciate on the Ridgeline are the "big" handles on the front doors. Some of the reviewers I read before I bought my Ridgeline even suggested these large handle looked goofy!!! :confused:

Well, ESCUUUSE MEEE!! I have found these handles to be exactly what is needed in an area with gusts of wind up to 90 miles per hour - which is what we have been experiencing here these last few days.

Anyone that has had the wind smack the truck door into your back or worse, into your pumpkin head will appreciate the practical value of having something that you can easily grab onto and easily hold to prevent severe physical trauma when the wind is conspiring to pound you senseless.

Thank goodness the Honda engineers realized the weather would become increasingly erratic due to _________ (fill in the blank).
 

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MontanaFred said:
One of the features I have come to really appreciate on the Ridgeline are the "big" handles on the front doors. Some of the reviewers I read before I bought my Ridgeline even suggested these large handle looked goofy!!! :confused:

Well, ESCUUUSE MEEE!! I have found these handles to be exactly what is needed in an area with gusts of wind up to 90 miles per hour - which is what we have been experiencing here these last few days.

Anyone that has had the wind smack the truck door into your back or worse, into your pumpkin head will appreciate the practical value of having something that you can easily grab onto and easily hold to prevent severe physical trauma when the wind is conspiring to pound you senseless.

Thank goodness the Honda engineers realized the weather would become increasingly erratic due to _________ (fill in the blank).

While I agree about the functionality of the big handles, I think Honda should do something to make them a little less obvious. BTW- has anybody seen the big handles that come with the brand new RAV4- very similar!
 

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MontanaFred said:
One of the features I have come to really appreciate on the Ridgeline are the "big" handles on the front doors

I have found these handles to be exactly what is needed in an area with gusts of wind up to 90 miles per hour - which is what we have been experiencing here these last few days.

Anyone that has had the wind smack the truck door into your back or worse, into your pumpkin head will appreciate the practical value of having something that you can easily grab onto and easily hold to prevent severe physical trauma when the wind is conspiring to pound you senseless.
I agree. While the wind isn't as big of an issue here in the burgh, parking on steep slopes is common. Those big handles make it a breeze to control the door swing in this situation, even while wearing gloves!

Not to mention, I always use it when taking sharp turns! I grab it every time I make a fast left! LOL:D

In the thread about the RL that caught on fire, you can see the steel skeleton of these pulls. Very substantial looking.

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The wind issue brings up another feature I like about the Ridgeline which is the wide wheel base and the high rollover resistance. Usually people roll their vehicles by turning too sharply but it was so windy near here yesterday that a camper, two semitrailers and a flatbed trailer were blown over!!!:eek:

From the Montana Billing's Gazette:
A six-mile section of Interstate 90 had been closed yesterday after winds blew over a camper being pulled by a pickup, two semitrailers and a flatbed trailer being hauled by a pickup. The wind gusts were reported at more than 80 mph.

The closed highway was reopened this morning, but southwest winds of 40 to 55 mph, along with gusts of as much as 75 mph, were predicted for the area this morning.
 

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Sounds like the Big Sky Country is also the Big Wind Country. I can understand the other three, but flipping a flatbed trailer is just plain scary.
 

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I know some people don't like the inside door handles. Besides being large and pretty handy, I think they look dang nice. Not only that, they are solid. I mean, you ever try reefing on one of those babies....?.... They don't give a cenitmeter. Not like the door pulls I had in my old S-10....that kept coming off in my hand!
 

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One other thing I thought of today, while I was digging around in my RL looking for my digital tire guage....and this feature may be trival to some people and isn't exactly a "wow factor".....but the RL's glove box is actually big enough to fit the RL's owners manuals, plus quite a bit of other stuff. I have owned several vehicles where, if I put the OM in there, I could barely fit anything else let alone a pair of gloves. And I thought....sheese...why bother.
 

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I agree cdepuydt. The glove compartment is very roomy. I put my user manual in there and my goves. The glove compartment rattled a little when it was empty but with the user manual in there is is very quiet.
 

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The glove compartment rattled a little when it was empty but with the user manual in there is is very quiet.
Maybe that's why Honda sent us two manuals, just in case we had a more severe rattle. :D
 

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Anybody every notice that you cannot lock your RL with the key fob when one door is open? I noticed that yesterday.....I took the family out for lunch and my wife did not close her door all the way. When I went to lock my RL, the fob wouldn't work. I went in, looked at the "door ajar" icon on the dash and, sure enough, her door was still open. I closed it and, tried it again, and it worked like a charm.
 

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Anybody every notice that you cannot lock your RL with the key fob when one door is open? I noticed that yesterday.....I took the family out for lunch and my wife did not close her door all the way. When I went to lock my RL, the fob wouldn't work. I went in, looked at the "door ajar" icon on the dash and, sure enough, her door was still open. I closed it and, tried it again, and it worked like a charm.
A safety feature so you don't walk away thinking you locked your vehicle when in fact you didn't because of the door that is still open.
 

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Yeah, I realize that NOW, nevadagarth. But, when it happened, I was thinking...."Oh crap....my battery is dead in my key already?!? How could that be....it's only 4 months old"!

Just thought I would pass that along in case anybody else ran into it and was wondering also.....
 

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Sorry...didn't mean to kill this thread! :rolleyes:
 

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Whaleya said:
Here is an interesting tidbit for Nav equiped trucks:

This screen is used to graphically display the sun's position as determined by GPS. the Navi uses the sun's angle, along with the sunlight sensor to control the driver/passenger A/C air flow. The heat that must be removed by the A/C unit varies, depending on the angle of the sun entering the vehicle.

You would think that marketing would talk about this "cool" feature

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That is a really cool idea and I am sure it took some thinking. All that planning and thinking, wish they would have put that thought into the auto locks.
 
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