Trucks & SUVs

The Honda Ridgeline is the Longest Lasting Truck

Surprise! The Honda Ridgeline is the longest-lasting truck. You probably thought it was going to be the Toyota Tacoma or a Ford instead. It turns out that if you want a truck to last forever, then the Honda Ridgeline is currently your best bet. 

How reliable is the Honda Ridgeline?

iSeeCars has been working on some serious automotive research to determine which vehicles last the longest. By analyzing over 16 million vehicles from 2019, they were able to see the mileage accrued on models that sold and were still in the lot. 

A custom white Honda Ridgeline has had some offroad upgrades, like fender flares, a roof rack, and a lift kit.
Custom 2017 Honda Rubicon TRX500 | Fox Marketing

By including pickup trucks in their study, they were able to determine which options have the highest chance of making it to 200,000 miles. The Honda Ridgeline scored the highest with a 3% of sales consisting of models with over 200k miles.  

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The Toyota Tundra came in second place with a 2.9% of sales occuring with models that had over 200k miles and the Toyota Tacoma came in third with a 2.5%.

The Ford F-150 had a 1.9% sales with higher milage trucks, falling behind the Chevy Silverado that had 2.0%. Also, the Chevy Colorado came in last place with only a 0.8% of sales consisting of trucks with over 200k miles.

Can you depend on the Honda Ridgeline?  

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline scored a reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 from J.D. Power, which is well above average. Also, the U.S. News gave the Honda Ridgeline a score of 8.3 out of 10. Their ranking is based on 37 different parts of research, and the Honda Ridgeline actually is their highest-ranked compact truck of 2020. 

These rankings remain consistent with the ranking for the 2019 model as well. The 2020 Honda Ridgeline has a higher predicted reliability rating based on previous success.

This ranking is based on what drivers have to say about their trucks. Things that impact the score include frequency of maintenance, the severity of emergency repairs, and how much repairs costs. 

2020 Honda Ridgeline towing a boat through sand
2020 Honda Ridgeline

This means that previous Honda Ridgeline models haven’t had issues that could pull the score down like rivals such as the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado have had. This checks out, based on what drivers have listed on CarComplaints

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is the most complained about model in recent years, but it only has 47 issues reported. Then the 2018 model only has five. Meanwhile, the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma have a much higher amount of complaints. 

What’s good about the Honda Ridgeline? 

As critics review the Honda Ridgeline, they admit that it is a bit weaker than rivals with the ability to only tow 5,000 lb. Also, it only has all-wheel-drive available instead of 4×4, which could limit its off-roading potential. 

2019 Honda Ridgeline parked in sand near stream for off-roading
2019 Honda Ridgeline

Other than that, the Honda Ridgeline has an extremely comfortable interior. The interior feels luxurious as the Ridgeline provides a smooth and quiet ride. Also, the V6 engine provides tons of pep with 280 horsepower. 

It also comes loaded with a variety of standard features for assistance and safety, such as blind-spot warning, tri-zone automatic climate control, a storage bin in the truck bed with a plug that can be used as cooler, and much more. It’s perfect for daily driving, off-roading, and play.