#9 Honda Ridgeline- $49,903
Built on a unibody frame instead of the rugged ladder frame, some people don’t consider the Ridgeline a truck but you can ignore those critics. It has a bed out back and can tow up to 5,000 pounds so it can do a lot of what regular trucks can do. For 2016, an all-new second generation is in showroom floors. As of this writing, it looks like you can’t even spec out a Honda Ridgeline. But you CAN spec out a 2016 Honda Pilot which has the same underpinnings as their Ridgeline. We’ll extrapolate from there.
The base MSRP for a Ridgeline is $30,000. Standard in the Ridgeline (and Pilot) is Honda’s tried and true 3.5-Liter V6. In the Pilot, the 3.5L makes 280 HP and 262 lb-ft. In the Ridgeline, we expect a bump of power to 300 HP and 275-lb.
Although the Honda Pilot offers an Elite trim, that’s mostly a second set of leather wrapped captain chairs. The Pilot does have a Touring trim which adds a 9-speed automatic on top of everything in EX-L trim. Touring adds $10,000 so we’re going to assume that comes on the Ridgeline as well.
We add over in $9,903 in options which includes such things like upgraded wheels, roof rails, a heated steering wheel and backup sensors.
Final MSRP for our estimated Honda Ridgeline build is $49,903.
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