2008 Honda Ridgeline Specifications
ENGINE RT RTX RTS RTL
Identification J35A91 J35A91 J35A91 J35A91
Type: 60-degree Aluminum V-6 60-degree Aluminum V-6 60-degree Aluminum V-6 60-degree Aluminum V-6
Displacement (liters/cc) 3.5/3471 3.5/3471 3.5/3471 3.5/3471
Bore x Stroke (mm) 89x93 89x93 89x93 89x93
Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 247 @ 5750 247 @ 5750 247 @ 5750 247 @ 5750
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 245 @ 4500 245 @ 4500 245 @ 4500 245 @ 4500
Maximum RPM 6300 6300 6300 6300
Compression Ratio 10.0:1 10.0:1 10.0:1 10.0:1
Cylinder Head Construction Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Valvetrain SOHC 24-Valve 3-Rocker VTEC™ SOHC 24-Valve 3-Rocker VTEC™ SOHC 24-Valve 3-Rocker VTEC™ SOHC 24-Valve 3-Rocker VTEC™
Fuel System Multi-Point Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) Multi-Point Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) Multi-Point Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) Multi-Point Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
Ignition System Direct Ignition with Immobilizer Direct Ignition with Immobilizer Direct Ignition with Immobilizer Direct Ignition with Immobilizer
Throttle Control Drive-By-Wire Drive-By-Wire Drive-By-Wire Drive-By-Wire
Intake Manifold Dual Stage (Aluminum) Dual Stage (Aluminum) Dual Stage (Aluminum) Dual Stage (Aluminum)
Air Induction Fresh Air Intake Fresh Air Intake Fresh Air Intake Fresh Air Intake
Alternator 12 Volt 130 Amp 12 Volt 130 Amp 12 Volt 130 Amp 12 Volt 130 Amp
Heavy Duty Radiator with Dual Fans Electric Fans Electric Fans Electric Fans Electric Fans
Drive Belt Single Serpentine with Auto Tensioner Single Serpentine with Auto Tensioner Single Serpentine with Auto Tensioner Single Serpentine with Auto Tensioner
Battery 12 Volt 70 AH 12 Volt 70 AH 12 Volt 70 AH 12 Volt 70 AH
Emissions (Federal/California/Application) Tier 2 Bin 5 / ULEV-2/50 State Tier 2 Bin 5 / ULEV-2/50 State Tier 2 Bin 5 / ULEV-2/50 State Tier 2 Bin 5 / ULEV-2/50 State
100K+/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-ups* X X X X
*May vary with driving conditions. Does not apply to fluid and filter changes. Exact mileage is determined by actual driving conditions. Please see your owner's manual for more details.

DRIVETRAIN RT RTX RTS RTL
Automatic Transmission 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed
Grade Logic Control X X X X
Heavy-Duty Power Automatic Transmission Cooler X X X X
Ratios: 1st gear 2.693 2.693 2.693 2.693
2nd gear 1.566 1.566 1.566 1.566
3rd gear 1.023 1.023 1.023 1.023
4th gear 0.729 0.729 0.729 0.729
5th gear 0.531 0.531 0.531 0.531
Reverse 1.889 1.889 1.889 1.889
Final Drive Ratio (Front Differential) 4.533 4.533 4.533 4.533
Transfer Case 0.537 0.537 0.537 0.537
Four-Wheel Drive VTM-4 VTM-4 VTM-4 VTM-4
Rear Differential Ratio 3.384 3.384 3.384 3.384
Locking Rear Differential X X X X
Maximum Rear Torque Transfer 70-percent 70-percent 70-percent 70-percent

BODY/SUSPENSION/CHASSIS RT RTX RTS RTL
Body Type Integrated Closed-Box Frame with Unit-body Construction Integrated Closed-Box Frame with Unit-body Construction Integrated Closed-Box Frame with Unit-body Construction Integrated Closed-Box Frame with Unit-body Construction
Body Construction Boxed Ladder Frame with Unibody Boxed Ladder Frame with Unibody Boxed Ladder Frame with Unibody Boxed Ladder Frame with Unibody
Independent Front Suspension Type MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Independent Rear Suspension Type Multi-Link with Trailing Arm Multi-Link with Trailing Arm Multi-Link with Trailing Arm Multi-Link with Trailing Arm
Stabilizer Bars (mm) (front/rear) 23.0 (solid) /25.0 x 3.5 (tube) 23.0 (solid) /25.0 x 3.5 (tube) 23.0 (solid) /25.0 x 3.5 (tube) 23.0 (solid) /25.0 x 3.5 (tube)
Steering Variable Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion Variable Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion Variable Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion Variable Assist Power Rack-and-Pinion
Heavy-Duty Power Steering Cooler l l l l
Turning Circle Diameter, Curb-to-Curb (ft.) 42.6 42.6 42.6 42.6
Turns Lock-to-Lock 3.38 3.38 3.38 3.38
Gear Ratio 18.5:1 18.5:1 18.5:1 18.5:1
Front Disc Brakes (diameter/thickness, in.) 12.6 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1
Rear Disc Brakes (diameter/thickness, in.) 13.1 x .04 13.1 x .04 13.1 x .04 13.1 x .04
Brake Caliper Pistons
Front/Rear
Dual/Single Dual/Single Dual/Single Dual/Single
Parking Brake Rear Drum-In-Disc Rear Drum-In-Disc Rear Drum-In-Disc Rear Drum-In-Disc
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) X X X X
Electronic Brake Distribution System (EBD) X X X X
Brake Assist X X X X
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA®) withTraction Control 4-Channel 4-Channel 4-Channel 4-Channel
Wheels 17 x 7.5 J Styled Steel 17 x 7.5 J Styled Steel 17 x 7.5 J Aluminum Alloy 17 x 7.5 J Aluminum Alloy
Tires: All-Season P245/65 R17 105S P245/65 R17 105S P245/65 R17 105S P245/65 R17 105S
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Location and Pressure Indicators X X X X

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS RT RTX RTS RTL
Wheelbase (in.) 122.0 122.0 122.0 122.0
Length (in.) 206.8 206.8 206.8 206.8
Height (in.) 70.3 70.3 70.3 70.3/71.2 with Moonroof
Overall Width (in.) (No Mirrors/Mirrors) 76.3/87.3 76.3/87.3 76.3/87.3 76.3/87.3
Wheel Track (in.) (front/rear) 67.1/66.9 67.1/66.9 67.1/66.9 67.1/66.9
Approach/Rampover/Departure Angles 24.5 / 21 / 22 24.5 / 21 / 22 24.5 / 21 / 22 24.5 / 21 / 22
Ground Clearance (in.) 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.2
Length (in.) 60.0 60.0 60.0 60.0
Depth (in.) 20.7 20.7 20.7 20.7
Width (in.) (wheel well to wheel well) 49.5 49.5 49.5 49.5
Length Tailgate Down (in.) 79.0 79.0 79.0 79.0
In-Bed Trunk™ Volume (cu. ft.) 8.5 8.5 8.5 8.5
Heavy Duty Tiedown Cleats 6 6 6 6

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS RT RTX RTS RTL
Headroom (in.) (front/2nd row) 40.7/39.1 40.7/39.1 40.7/39.1 40.7/39.1 (38.7/39.0 w/ Moonroof)
Legroom (in.) (front/2nd row) 40.8/36.4 40.8/36.4 40.8/36.4 40.8/36.4
Shoulder Room (in.) (front/2nd row) 63.2/62.6 63.2/62.6 63.2/62.6 63.2/62.6
Hiproom (in.) (front/2nd row) 57.6/57.2 57.6/57.2 57.6/57.2 57.6/57.2
Passenger Volume 112.0 112.0 112.0 112.0/108.9 (Moonroof)
Cargo Volume (cu. ft., underneath 2nd Row Seat) 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Cargo Volume (cu. ft., 2nd row folded) 41.4 41.4 41.4 41.4/39.5 (Moonroof)
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5

WEIGHTS AND LOAD RATINGS RT RTX RTS RTL
GVWR (lbs.) 6050 6050 6050 6050
GCVR (lbs.) 10,085 10,085 10,085 10,085
Curb Weight (lbs.) 4500 4513 4491 4537
Weight Distrubution (percent, front/rear) 58/42 58/42 58/42 58/42
Towing Capacity (lbs.) 5000 5000 5000 5000
Payload Capacity (lbs.) 1549 1549 1558 1554
Trailer Pre-Wiring 4-pin/7-pin 4-pin/7-pin 4-pin/7-pin 4-pin/7-pin

EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES* /FUEL CAPACITY RT RTX RTS RTL
5-Speed Automatic (City/Highway) 15/20 15/20 15/20 15/20
Fuel (gal.) 22.0 22.0 22.0 22.0
Maximum Driving Range 440 440 440 440
*Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
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