The Honda Ridgeline is a newer truck and something you don't often as a Chevy or Ford driving down the road but they do have their place in the truck world and have modest towing capabilities from what I have found.
In this article I go a little bit into detail on the towing charts, which I have posted for the specific model years and some other helpful information like tongue weight charts and vehicle weight charts that will have the gross combined weight ratings, gross vehicle weight ratings and so on. Let's go!
Overview of the Data For the Honda Ridgeline:
Number of Passengers: One factor that affected capacity numbers for the Honda Ridgeline trucks was the number of people in the vehicle because it affected the overall gross combined weight rating, which makes sense.
I didn't see a huge difference in the towing capacity numbers when you had more people in the vehicle, compared to some vehicles like the Honda Odyssey but it did have a very slight effect that you should take note of anyways.
2WD VS AWD: For model years 2017-2020, there were two different configuration options that you had to choose from and this was either a: 2 wheel drive or all-wheel drive model. when I looked at the towing chart for these years I noticed that the all-wheel-drive had substantially more towing power than the two wheel drive models, which equated to about 1,500 lbs. more, no matter the number of people in the vehicle.
The towing chart for the 2006-2014 Honda Ridgelines did not mention anything about AWD or 2WD models, so I assume these were not options during those model years which meant that the towing capacities were the same for these trucks made during those specific years.
Towing Capacity: There were two main elements that really affected the towing capacities for the Honda Ridgeline trucks and these were: the number of people in the vehicle itself and whether the model had a 2 wheel drive or all-wheel drive configuration.
From 2006-2020, the towing capacity didn't really change all that much for the ridge lines and range from 3000 lb and went all the way up to 5000 lbs., no matter the model year.
Honda does recommend using trailer brakes for loads that exceed 1,000 pounds.
The Honda Ridgelines made from 2017-2020 had a towing capacity that ranged from 3,000 pounds and went all the way up to 5,000 pounds, depending on the number of people in the vehicle and whether you had an AWD or 2WD model.
The AWD models had higher capacity limits than the 2WD models, no matter how many people were in the vehicle and it averaged roughly 1,500 lbs. more.
The towing capacity range for the 2017-2020 AWD models ranged from 4,500 pounds, if you had 5 people in the car, all the way up to 5,000 pounds, when only 2 people were present. The 2WD models had a towing capacity range of 3,000 pounds and went up to 3,500 pounds when two people were in the vehicle, a stark contrast to the AWD models numbers.
Honda Ridgeline's made from 2006-2014 had a single towing capacity chart that applied to all models.
The towing capacity for the 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline's ranged from 4,500 pounds and went up to 5,000 pounds, depending on the number of passengers in the vehicle.
There were also tongue load charts and weight charts I found that will be helpful in calculating loads and overall capacities below that I thought I would share too.
Resources For Honda Ridgeline:
I used the owner's manuals for all of the information I collected in this post for the 2006-2020 Honda Ridgeline trucks and posted links below for anyone out there who might want to dive into the owner's manuals a little bit more.