The Honda Ridgeline was introduced into Honda’s lineup as a compact pickup truck in 2005 and is still made today. The Ridgeline is one of the most popular compact trucks in the USA and has many features consumers expect from today’s trucks, including towing. But what is the towing capacity of a 2012 Honda Ridgeline?
A 2012 Honda Ridgeline has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline tow capacity can vary based on a few different factors such as engine size, drivetrain, and others which we’ll cover in this guide.
There’s a bit more to know about the 2012 Honda Ridgeline tow capacity which we’ll cover in today’s guide.
How Much Can The 2012 Honda Ridgeline Tow?
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline has a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds.
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline tow capacity is affected by other factors like engine type, drivetrain, the weight of cargo and passengers, and whether your vehicle has a towing package equipped or not.
You can always reach out to your local Honda dealership for details to confirm how much your Ridgeline can tow.
You can check out our guide to Honda Ridgeline towing capacity by year if you’re looking at a different model year’s max capacity or if you want to compare different years of this vehicle.
2012 Ridgeline Tow Capacity By Trim Level
There are several trim levels for the 2012 Ridgeline, and some engines are not available on certain trims, so they’ll each have different max towing limits.
Here’s the max tow capacity broken down for each trim level on the 2012 Honda Ridgeline:
|2012 Honda Ridgeline Trim Level||Towing Capacity|
|2012 Honda Ridgeline RT||5,000 pounds|
|2012 Honda Ridgeline Sport||5,000 pounds|
|2012 Honda Ridgeline RTS||5,000 pounds|
|2012 Honda Ridgeline RTL||5,000 pounds|
Towing Capacity By Engine Size & Drivetrain
2012 Honda Ridgeline Engine Towing Specs
There is only one engine option for the 2012 Ridgeline, which is a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque.
2012 Honda Ridgeline 3.5L V6 Engine Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2012 Honda Ridgeline Drivetrain Towing Specs
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline comes standard with front wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as an option.
2012 Honda Ridgeline FWD Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
2012 Honda Ridgeline AWD Towing Capacity: 5,000 pounds
Note that these are the max towing limits for each 2012 Honda Ridgeline engine. Your Honda Ridgeline may have a lower towing capacity based on the drivetrain, axle ratio, and if your vehicle has a towing package installed.
2012 Honda Ridgeline Payload Capacity
The maximum payload capacity of the 2012 Honda Ridgeline is 1,546 pounds.
Note that the max payload capacity of your 2012 Ridgeline will vary based on factors like the engine type, drivetrain and whether or not a towing package that includes other features like an engine oil cooler or transmission oil cooler is installed.
You can always contact your local dealership for extra details if you’re unsure of your vehicle’s payload capability.
2012 Honda Ridgeline Tow Package
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline does not come with a towing package installed, but it is available as an add-on option.
The 2012 Ridgeline tow package includes a trailer hitch, 7-pin wiring harness, and ball mount receiver.
If you plan on towing anything with your 2012 Ridgeline, we definitely recommend getting the tow package.
2012 Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity Vs Competitors
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline has a maximum tow capability of 5,000 pounds, which makes it capable of doing some heavy duty trailer towing.
This number is a little less than the Ridgeline’s main competitors which are the 2012 Toyota Tacoma and the 2012 Nissan Frontier.
Here are some similar vehicles to the 2012 Honda Ridgeline and their towing capacities below:
2012 Toyota Tacoma Towing Capacity: 6,500 pounds
2012 Nissan Frontier Towing Capacity: 6,500 pounds
2012 Honda Towing Capacity Chart
|2012 Honda Model||Towing Capacity|
|2012 Honda Ridgeline||5,000 pounds|
|2012 Honda Pilot||5,000 pounds|
|2012 Honda Passport||5,000 pounds|
|2012 Honda Odyssey||3,500 pounds|
|2012 Honda HR-V||1,500 pounds|
|2012 Honda CR-V||1,500 pounds|
We’ve gathered all data represented here from the official 2012 Honda Ridgeline Owner’s Manual on Honda’s site and have checked all data thoroughly for accuracy.
Having said that, we still recommend you refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual yourself before towing with a 2012 Honda Ridgeline.