The Honda Ridgeline was a surprisingly nice vehicle. Inside it looks nothing like a pickup truck. The outside has some nice features I haven’t seen on a pickup. But this isn’t a vehicle review. We take a look at how to mount a cell phone, tablet or GPS in a Honda Ridgeline.
Honda Ridgeline Mounting Locations
A photo of the interior of a Honda Ridgeline accompanies this article. It’s a nice size interior with a big dash and a long reach to the windshield. Large horizontal vents and a pair of cup holders on the passenger side. So let’s see what’s going to work.
Try the Vent First
For a phone, I like the vent mount best. The vent mount to the middle left near the driver is an excellent location. Easy to see and simple to install on the large Honda Ridgeline vents.
If selecting this mounting location, consider the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount. This minimalist mount will hold most phone models with or without a case or skin. It has a ball and socket so the cradle has the capability to be oriented downwards towards the driver. The included cradle opens to 3 5/8 inches which is large enough for almost any phone. You can also use this mount for a Garmin GPS as it features a ball size that matches up with a Garmin cradle.
We reviewed the Square Jellyfish mount in detail a few years ago and continue to recommend this today.
Windshield and Dash Mounts
The dash is a good choice on a Honda Ridgeline. The mount in use in our photo is the Mpow Car Phone Mount. This mount features an telescoping arm which we recommend extending all the way to allow easier reach. An expandable cradle opens to 3.5 inches so most phones should fit without an issue. The sticky bottom adheres to the dash.
The same mount can also adhere to the windshield as long as there isn’t an aftermarket film. Like the dash, we recommend extending the telescoping arm all the way out on the windshield.
For those with a Garmin GPS, consider the Arkon Windshield Dash Garmin Nuvi Suction Mount. I have recommended this one over the many years it has been available and have used it myself as well. It’s an excellent mount that comes with a 2-year warranty. It’s more rugged and longer than the Garmin mount you received in the box. Like the prior mount, this is a longer reach to the windshield so set it before the drive.
Use the Cup Holder for a Tablet
A cup holder mount is the only way to place a tablet in a Honda Ridgeline. Tablets are too large to use a windshield or dash mount. A full sized tablet is difficult in all but the largest vehicles. Recommendation is to use nothing larger than an Apple iPad Mini in this vehicle. Anything larger is going to be too large.
A cup holder mount is going to be best for a tablet. Using a device with a cup holder mount is fine for apps that fo not need to be referenced while driving. So avoid using this location for a GPS app.
Consider the iKross Cup Holder Mount for Tablets and Phones. These mounts serve a dual purpose in that a cradle for a phone and a tablet are included. The mount is adjustable and solidly made to easily handle the weight of your tablet. You will see a lot of mounts on the market for tablets or cell phones. This is the only car mount kit known of that offers two different cradles, one for the phone, the other for the tablet. You will not find a universal cradle that fits phones and large tablets. The tablet cradle will hold devices from 7 to 10.2 inches.