The 2017 Ridgeline’s crew cab design comfortably seats up to five passengers, but what if you don’t need to fill all of the seats? A 60/40-split folding rear seat lets this truck switch from moving people to cargo in seconds while the under-seat storage and center console offer plenty of space for everyday gear.
Console Storage: The console bin between the front seats has enough space for a full-size 10-inch tablet, giving you more than enough room for a smartphone and other essentials as well. In the console storage is a USB port and a charging outlet to keep your batteries full while on the road.
60/40-Split Folding Rear Seat: When you have large items to haul and need to shield them from the weather, the Ridgeline cab is ready for you. Fold up part or all of the rear seat and you have storage from floor to ceiling—enough room for a full-size bike or a flat-screen TV.
Rear Under-Seat Storage: If you’ve filled up all of the seats, you can still tuck your extra tools or a load of groceries into the 2.9 cubic feet of storage space beneath the rear seats.
At 64 inches long and 60 inches wide, you can probably guess that the bed is responsible for the bulk of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s cargo capacity. Add on features like the lockable in-bed trunk and dual-action tailgate, and it’s clear that Honda’s pickup has an advantage over other midsize competitors. Here’s a look at a few truck bed features that help you get the most out of your pickup:
Rear Wheel Wells: In many trucks, the rear wheel wells get in the way and make it impossible for flat sheets of drywall or plywood to fit in the truck bed. The Ridgeline’s unique wheel well design makes it easy to slide a sheet of plywood in the back, flat against the bed.
Deep Truck Bed: With 33.9 cubic feet of space available in the Ridgeline’s truck bed, you can load it up with cordless saw and drill cases, extra batteries, full-size tool boxes, and whatever your day-to-day job calls for.
In-Bed Trunk: When you need to store valuable tools out of sight, the Ridgeline’s lockable in-bed trunk has 7.3 cubic feet of space and features a drain on the bottom for easy cleaning (or to empty water from it).
Dual-Action Tailgate: Each new Ridgeline features a tailgate that opens at the side for a quick hop up into the truck bed or folds down like a traditional truck. Always unload cargo the easy way with the dual-action tailgate.
SMC Composite Bed: While steel truck beds are quickly scraped and marred without a bed liner, the Ridgeline features a heavy-duty composite bed that hides scuffs and scratches with ease, no bed liner required.
We’ve just scratched the surface of the truck bed features that make the Ridgeline one of the most versatile midsize pickups. And remember, if you find that your truck bed is full and there’s not room in the cab for all of the gear you need to bring, the 2017 Ridgeline AWD can tow as much as 5,000 pounds (two-wheel drive models tow up to 3,500 pounds).