Honda Ridgeline Reliability: Most Dependable in Midsize Truck Category
Honda Ridgeline Reliability Rewarded by J.D. Power
J.D. Power has released their most recent vehicle dependability findings in the 2015 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study. 2012 Honda Ridgeline reliability proved to be the best in the midsize truck category. The J.D. Power study analyzes all reported problems issued within the previous year by the original owners of three-year-old vehicles. This means vehicles from the 2012 model year were analyzed, according to J.D. Power. “The study covers 177 specific problem symptoms grouped into eight major vehicle categories.”
The study shows that dependability is heavily influenced by the amount of technology available to drivers and whether or not that technology works. “Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition issues are the most frequently reported problems after three years of ownership,” according to J.D. Power. “Study findings show that technology is playing an increasingly critical role in owners’ perceptions of overall vehicle reliability, which, in turn, is impacting their likelihood to repurchase the same brand next time around.” Honda Ridgeline reliability is showcased with the winning of this award and also with the choice of available and standard technological features. Let’s take a look at the technology available in the 2012 and 2014 Honda Ridgeline.
2012 and 2014 Honda Ridgeline Technology
The 2012 and 2014 Honda Ridgeline come equipped with a six-disc, in-dash CD changer on the RTS and RTL models. The RT and Sport models have a standard CD player. MP3 and WMA capability is standard on all trim levels. An MP3 and AUX jack are standard on the Sport trim level and above. Bluetooth HandsFreeLink is only available on the RTL trim that had navigation, which is the highest trim level on the 2012 model. The navigation system with voice recognition is only available on that same RTL model. The 2014 Ridgeline saw the inclusion of the SE trim as the highest trim level, with the RTL just below that. Satellite-linked navigation is standard on the SE trim level, while it is available on the RTL. Bluetooth HandsFreeLink is on the RTL that has navigation and is standard on the SE.
Honda has a generous warranty on their certified, pre-owned vehicles. The powertrain warranty covers the engine, drive system, and transmission. For new vehicles the warranty is for 5 years, 60,000 miles. For certified pre-owned Hondas the warranty jumps up to 7 years and a total of 100,000 miles. Electrical components are covered under the limited warranty period of 3 years, 36,000 miles. Owners of certified pre-owned Hondas receive a 4 year 48,000 mile warranty.
The 2015 model year was skipped and the 2016 Honda Ridgeline will be introduced later this year. Call Fisher Honda at 303-245-6417 for more information on Honda Ridgeline reliability.