2023 Honda Ridgeline Interior and Cargo

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2023 Ridgeline Interior

While nothing glamorous, which isn't befitting of a rugged pickup anyway, the interior of the Honda Ridgeline does nothing wrong. It is extremely well put together, which is why used Hondas continue to sell nearly a decade down the line. New models have more exciting features though, and the Ridgeline has more than enough to impress, all positioned for optimal enjoyment and ergonomic ease of use. Getting in and out is easy, whether you be tall or on the shorter side, and there are plenty of conveniences to ensure you can really enjoy that cushy ride quality. This includes tri-zone climate control and a seven-speaker sound system. Leather seating is available over the standard cloth higher up in the range, but the materials used are of high quality. Overall visibility is good, but the rearview camera does come in handy when reversing.

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Seating and Interior Space

With only the one cab option, the Ridgeline can comfortably seat five occupants. Even those in the back get a great deal of head- and legroom: 38.8 and 36.7 inches, respectively. Front passengers can stretch out with 40.9 inches of legroom and 40.1 inches of headroom. The seats are comfortable, though they lean more on the side of rugged durability than luxury. Nevertheless, features such as heated, power-adjustable front seats are available from the RTL trim upwards.

2023 Honda Ridgeline Interior Dimensions:

Honda Ridgeline TrimsSportRTLRTL-EBlack Edition
Seating5555
Headroom Front Seat40.1 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.39.5 in.
Headroom Back Seat38.8 in.38.8 in.38.8 in.38.8 in.
Legroom Front Seat40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.40.9 in.
Legroom Back Seat36.7 in.36.7 in.36.7 in.36.7 in.
Shoulder Room Front62 in.62 in.62 in.62 in.
Shoulder Room Rear61.5 in.61.5 in.61.5 in.61.5 in.
Hip Room, Front59.1 in.59.1 in.59.1 in.59.1 in.
Hip Room, Rear56.6 in.56.6 in.56.6 in.56.6 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The base-trim Ridgeline Sport is very basically outfitted inside with plain black cloth upholstery, but you do get more options when you move up the trim levels. The RTL and RTL-E have leather seats in a choice of Black or Gray. However, your selection will depend upon which exterior paint color you opted for as not all exterior paints make both interior color schemes available. When the lighter Gray scheme is chosen, this also extends to the lower dashboard and interior door panels, which can make the interior feel a lot bigger and airier. Going for the top-end Black Edition trim does rob you of any choice regarding the interior, but in return, you get a very stylish Black/Red leather setup. The top three trims all have a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2023 Ridgeline Trunk and Cargo Space

While the Ridgeline may impress in many areas, the cargo bed is not one of them. Most trucks allow you the choice between a standard or extended bed, as well as several other customization options. Here, you are stuck with what comes as standard, which is a short bed capable of stowing up to 33.9 cubic feet of cargo. Almost every pickup competitor has more to offer, but Honda tries to make up for this with some extra, lockable in-bed storage trunk - 7.3 cubic feet to be exact. The dual-action tailgate makes loading and unloading cargo a breeze, at least, and you get eight tie-down cleats and truck bed lights to make your life easier.

Inside the cab, the rear seats can be folded up in a 60/40 split for some extra emergency cargo space. There are cupholders both upfront and in the rear, as well as seatback pockets, a multi-function center console, and a standard glove compartment.

2023 Honda Ridgeline Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

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2023 Honda Ridgeline Bed Size:

Honda Ridgeline TrimsSportRTLRTL-EBlack Edition
Box Length (Floor)64 in.64 in.64 in.64 in.
Box Width (Floor)60 in.60 in.60 in.60 in.
Box Width (Top, Rear)60 in.60 in.60 in.60 in.
Box Width (Wheelhousings)50 in.50 in.50 in.50 in.
Box Height (Area)16.7 in.16.7 in.16.7 in.16.7 in.
Cargo Box Volume16.7 cu. ft.16.7 cu. ft.16.7 cu. ft.16.7 cu. ft.

2023 Ridgeline Infotainment and Features

Features

Even in base guise, the Ridgeline is a well-equipped vehicle, with plenty of comforts and conveniences to enjoy both on and off the road. The Sport trim may have basic cloth seats, but it also gets push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, a 12-volt power outlet, and a smart entry/walk-away auto-locking system. The driver-assistance suite is extensive, too, with lane-keep assist, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, and a multi-angle rearview camera.

The RTL steps things up with a ten-way power-adjustable driver's seat with two memory settings, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power moonroof, and a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert. Just below the top level, the RTL-E gets front and rear parking sensors, truck bed power outlets, and a heated steering wheel, along with a wireless phone charger and automatic high beams. The top-end Black Edition gets everything above along with some unique styling elements.

Infotainment

While not disappointing in itself, the infotainment suite is not as impressive as the rest of the pickup. Nevertheless, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, along with Bluetooth, all operated via a high-resolution eight-inch touchscreen and channeled through seven speakers. SiriusXM is added to the RTL, while the RTL-E also gets HD Radio, navigation, additional USB charging ports, and an eight-speaker premium sound system. There is also a truck bed audio system on the upper two trim levels.

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