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2009 Honda Ridgeline Trims

RT

Avg. Price: $19,052

As the entry-level Ridgeline trim, the 2009 Honda Ridgeline RT comes equipped with such standard features as air conditioning with air filtration, steering-wheel-mounted cruise control, power windows and door locks, and a power-sliding rear cabin window. The driver's seat features six-way manual adjustment, and a 100-watt, six-speaker audio system includes a CD player and MP3 playback capability.

The driver and passengers can store gear in the multifunction center storage console with sliding armrest, as well as in the passenger-side storage bins, door-pocket storage bins, and seatback pockets. In addition, the 60/40-split rear seat lifts up for under-seat storage. Outside, The Ridgeline RT comes equipped with a dual-action tailgate, folding power side mirrors, a Class III trailer hitch, and heavy-duty tow hooks in the front and rear.

A 3.5-liter, single-overhead-cam VTEC V6 engine delivering 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque powers the Ridgeline RT. With all that horsepower and torque, the Ridgeline RT can tow up to 5,000 pounds. A heavy-duty radiator and heavy-duty transmission cooler aid during prolonged towing. The engine links to a five-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the Ridgeline RT features a Variable Torque Management four-wheel-drive system and a locking rear differential. Safety features include antilock brakes, electronic brake distribution, and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, as well as side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.

RTL

Avg. Price: $22,939

The 2009 Honda Ridgeline RTL comes equipped with a number of standard features not found on the base RT trim, including dual-zone climate control with air filtration, a multifunction steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, and a 160-watt, seven-speaker AM/FM audio system with an in-dash 6-CD changer and an MP3 input jack. Interior features also include a power-sliding rear cabin window, power windows and door locks, a remote entry system, and a 60/40-split rear seat with underseat storage. Standard exterior features include a dual-action tailgate, privacy glass, body-colored folding power side mirrors, and machine-finished alloy wheels. A Class III trailer hitch and trailer harness with a seven-pin connector also come standard.

The Ridgeline RTL can tow up to 5,000 pounds, thanks to its 3.5-liter, single-overhead-cam VTEC V6 engine, which generates 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. A heavy-duty radiator and heavy-duty transmission cooler assist in prolonged towing. The V6 engine drives a Variable Torque Management four-wheel-drive system through a five-speed automatic transmission. The Ridgeline RTL also comes equipped with a locking differential, electronic brakeforce distribution, antilock brakes, and Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control, as well as side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.

RTS

Avg. Price: $19,075

As the top-of-the-line Ridgeline trim for 2009, the Ridgeline RTS comes well-equipped with such standard features as a leather-trimmed interior, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a power moonroof. Dual-zone climate control, a remote entry system, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar also comes standard. In addition, the 160-watt, seven-speaker AM/FM audio system includes XM satellite radio, as well as an in-dash 6-CD changer, an MP3 input jack, and a subwoofer. Standard exterior features include foglights, a dual-action tailgate, privacy glass, and machine-finished alloy wheels.

For power, the '09 Ridgeline RTS comes equipped with a 3.5-liter, single-overhead-cam VTEC V6 engine, which produces 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. The V6 links to a five-speed automatic transmission. Thanks to its power and torque, the Ridgeline RTS can tow up to 5,000 pounds, and it includes a heavy-duty radiator and heavy-duty transmission cooler. A Class III trailer hitch and trailer harness with a seven-pin connector also come standard. A Variable Torque Management four-wheel-drive system ensures optimal stability and traction, aided by a Vehicle Stability Assist system with traction control. Other standard features include a locking differential, electronic brakeforce distribution, antilock brakes, and a full range of airbags, including side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor.