The 2011 Honda Ridgeline has more standard equipment than any bargain-basement full-size pickup from the domestics or the Japanese automakers--because Honda pitches it more as an upscale SUV replacement than as a hardcore pickup.
The Ridgeline lineup is split into three trim levels: RT, RTS, and RTL. On the base RT, Honda packs in standard air conditioning, cruise control, power locks/windows/mirrors, a power-sliding rear window, and a 100-watt six-speaker CD sound system.
Stepping up to the mid-range Ridgeline RTS adds on some exterior refinements, including machine-finished alloy wheels, privacy glass, and body-colored door handles and mirrors. The RTS also comes with an upgraded 160-watt sound system.
The top-of-the-line Ridgeline RTL adds fog lamps, 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, a power moonroof, and XM Satellite Radio.
Honda typically bundles features in trim lines, and doesn't offer many stand-alone options. The Ridgeline has some add-ons available that are relatively new to the pickup class, but now also available on trucks from Dodge, Ford, GM, Toyota and Nissan. The options list includes a voice-recognition navigation system with on-the-go Zagat restaurant information and a rearview camera, and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity.