What Fits in the Bed of the 2023 Honda Ridgeline?

Mike Schlee
by Mike Schlee

We recently spent a week with the 2023 Honda Ridgeline and found it would suit a lot of potential mid-size pickup truck buyer’s needs. One of the big hesitations we’ve heard from shoppers though is if it’s ‘truck’ enough. Being a unibody construction, there are some drawbacks to this platform such as lower towing capacity.

But what about the pickup bed? How much can it really hold? That’s the question we hope to answer by highlighting a few relatable items that the Ridgeline can transport within the vehicle’s bed.

A Loveseat

The Ridgeline’s bed length is listed at 64 inches in total. That’s a few inches over five feet and allows for plenty of items to be transported. One such item could be a loveseat sofa. Although these two-person couches come in a variety of sizes, many are 62 inches long or less, allowing them to fit in the back of the Honda.

A Dirt Bike

For those that want even more space, the Ridgeline can be driven with the tailgate lowered, assuming a bed extender is installed. Total length now equals 83-inches, enough to carry an adult-sized dirt bike like the 2024 Yamaha TT-R 230. At 81.3-inches long, it will fit in the back and weighing just 251 pounds, lots more can be transported as well. Things like extra fuel cans, a ramp to get the bike on and off the truck, etc.

74 cubic feet of Garden Soil

A fully loaded Ridgeline has a payload capacity of 1,509 pounds. That means 37 bags of 2 cubic feet garden soil can be transported at once. Weighing 40 pounds apiece, loading them upright should allow enough space to just get them all in truck’s bed.

Foldable Table Tennis Table

Table Tennis is a great indoor pastime. A standard table is usually 9 feet long and 5 feet wide. Many tables can fold up for easier transport and storage. A folded table measures 4.5 feet (54-inches) by 5 feet (60-inches). The Ridgeline has 50-inches of space between the wheel wells and 60-inces between the side bed walls. Turn the table sideways and there is enough length (64-inches) and width (60-inches) to easily transport a table.

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Mike Schlee
Mike Schlee

A 20+ year industry veteran, Mike rejoins the AutoGuide team as the Managing Editor. He started his career at a young age working at dealerships, car rentals, and used car advertisers. He then found his true passion, automotive writing. After contributing to multiple websites for several years, he spent the next six years working at the head office of an automotive OEM, before returning back to the field he loves. He is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA). He's the recipient of a feature writing of the year award and multiple video of the year awards.

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  • Tich Tich on Dec 10, 2023

    I have hauled a 2,200 lb pallet of soil in my ridgeline at highway speeds.

    1,509 is for LOSERS