2013 Honda Ridgeline
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2013 Vehicle Information

The Honda Ridgeline: A Rugged Pickup Truck


The 2013 Honda Ridgeline is a great choice for anyone around Frankfort who needs the hauling capabilities of a pickup truck with a bit more comfort and style. The Ridgeline has been around since 2006, when it won Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year award. The Ridgeline is still in its first generation; there have been relatively minor cosmetic changes since then. If you’re shopping for a new or used Ridgeline, here are some of the highlights of this unique vehicle.

Unibody Ladder Frame Hybrid Chassis

The Ridgeline uses a unique architecture that includes both unibody construction usually found in cars, and a ladder frame format that is used in trucks. Ladder-frame construction usually provides more hauling capacity, while unibody construction provides more rigidity for better handling. The two combined produce a truck that can tow up to 5,000 pounds, carry up to 1,500 pounds in the bed, and still provide crisp and precise driving dynamics.

A Pickup Truck With a Trunk

One unique feature that the Ridgeline offers is a trunk under the bed. There’s room because of the independent rear multi-link suspension. The trunk can hold luggage, emergency supplies, tools, or other things. It’s also easily accessible due to the dual-action tailgate, which can open vertically like a normal tailgate or horizontally like a door.


The Ridgeline features a 3.5L V6 engine that cranks out 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. The transmission has consistently been a five-speed automatic throughout the truck’s lifespan. Standard features on all trim levels include anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability assist, and all-wheel drive. The all-wheel drive system generally sends power to the front wheels, but can transfer power to the rear wheels when the front wheels begin to slip.

Visit Community Honda

Come check out our inventory of both new and used vehicles at Community Honda. We’re located at 8340 W 159th St in Orland Park, IL, just a quick fifteen-minute drive northwest of Frankfort. Whether you’re looking for a new or used Honda Ridgeline or a different new or pre-owned vehicle, we’re confident that we can help you find what you need.