The dual-action tailgate flips down like any tailgate but it also swings to the side to allow for easy loading/unloading of the items in the bed and lockable In-Bed Trunk®. Designed to accommodate large and heavy items like an ATV, the heavy-duty Ridgeline has one of the industry's strongest tailgates—with a 300-pound dynamic load capacity.
The large, hidden, lockable In-Bed Trunk® keeps large-sized gear secure. This weatherproof 8.5-cubic-foot storage is made of the same high-strength composite material as the bed. The wide opening can easily accommodate large items such as golf bags, or even a 72-qt cooler.
 Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Before carrying any cargo, be sure to consult the owner's manual for load limits and loading guidelines.
Integrated Closed-Box Frame with Unit-Body Construction
The integrated closed-box frame with unit-body construction is quieter than the conventional body-on-frame design. Not only does this greatly minimize the noise associated with other body-on-frame trucks, but it also enhances the Ridgeline's ride and handling. Plus, the two integrated, fully boxed and reinforced frame rails and seven fully boxed crossmembers give it added strength and class-leading torsional rigidity.
Steel-Reinforced Composite (SRC) Cargo Bed
The Steel-Reinforced Composite (SRC) cargo bed has twice the strength of steel and eliminates the need for a bed liner. The non-slip surface provides excellent impact, scratch and corrosion resistance. Steel crossmembers underneath the bed maintain integrity to combat the stress of heavy loads.