Which 2017 Ridgeline Trim Should You Buy?

Honda 2017 Ridgeline

Take advantage of all the innovative features on the fun and capable 2017 Honda Ridgeline. When you are ready to buy your Ridgeline, you will need to figure out which trim is right for you. This can be a bit of challenge considering there are seven trims. To figure out which trim you should opt for, you just need to compare their features.


The 2017 Ridgeline RT may be the base trim, but you still get a long list of features. They include the dual-action tailgate, 2-inch receiver tow hitch, lockable in-bed trunk, and 18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels. You also receive a capless fuel filler, a cargo bed light, auto-off halogen projector headlights, and LED taillights. Inside, you will find a console shifter, controls on a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, bucket seats, air conditioning, and a 60/40 rear seat that lifts up for storage. You also get full power accessories, rear privacy glass, and cruise control.

On the technology front, the RT trim has a 4.2-inch multi-information display by the gauges. Another 5-inch display screen shows the multi-angle rearview camera with its dynamic guidelines. Other tech features include Bluetooth, a USB port, and seven speakers.


The 2017 Ridgeline RTS trim upgrades to 18-inch alloys with a machine finish. It also adds remote engine start, smart entry, and halogen fog lights. Inside, you get seatback pockets, the HomeLink remote system, and tri-zone automatic climate control.


The Sport trim is nearly identical to the RTS except for some stylistic differences, including red interior footwell lighting and gray wheels.


The Ridgeline RTL has 18-inch wheels with six spokes, a leather steering wheel, and leather seating. There are heated front seats including an armrest, 8-way power for the driver, and 4-way power for the passenger. AWD models also have a heated exterior mirror and an acoustic windshield.


The Honda Ridgeline RTL-T adds Honda LaneWatch, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, illuminated vanity mirrors, and LED daytime running lights. There is an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, satellite and HD radio, and more USB ports. It also offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HondaLink app support, Pandora, and texting.


Gaining plenty of luxury, the RTL-E has a power tilt and slide moonroof and auto high beam control. It also features LED headlights with automatic on and off, a power-sliding rear window, and parking sensors. The front passenger gets an armrest, and the steering wheel is heated. On the safety front, there is adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking with forward collision warning and lane keeping assist. Other safety features include lane departure warning, road departure mitigation, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring. The stereo is enhanced and includes speakers in the truck bed, and the cargo bed gets LED lights and an outlet.

2017 Ridgeline Black Edition

The Black Edition is identical in features to the RTL-E. However, it offers unique styling featuring a black theme.

Find all of the 2017 Ridgeline trims at Hendrick Honda Bradenton in Bradenton, Florida.