Great ride, have taken it on long trips and drive for work. Practical-love the bed and storage Maintenance only-have not had any major unexpected repairs
The Ridgeline is everything that a person needs in a vehicle. It gets great gas mileage for a 4WD truck, 18-23 mpg. It has plenty of torque and power for hauling, towing, and passing. As everyone has mentioned, the 4WD VTM system in the Ridgeline is just outstanding. I have never driven anything that handles as well in the snow as my Ridgeline. It makes you feel completely and totally safe and in control at all times, even in a foot of snow! It has tons of storage from the leak proof trunk in the bed to the fold up seats in the rear. The rear has plenty of leg and headroom for three average sized adults to sit back there comfortably, and with rear heat and air to assist with their comfort. It is like having three vehicles in one; a great handling car, the room of an SUV, and the convenience of a truck. Also, not everyone knows but the 4WD VTM system is active all the time, not just in the snow, it is continually assessing your driving and road conditions and delivers power to the front or rear or both where its needed. And it does this automatically! You never have to engage the system, that's absolutely amazing and convenient. No other truck on the road offers this incredible 4WD system, it has got to be the most advanced 4WD system thus far. I now have almost 80,000 miles on my 06 RTL and all I have done is oil changes, one set of tires, wiper blades, and two transmission services (recommended every 40,000). And it still feels and smells brand new. Go out and test drive one, you'll love it...
Great handling and acceleration. Typical Honda Roadnoise included. Blindspot rather large with cars in sideview along truckbed....manageable with convex mirrors added. Trunk really comes in handy and interior features are great. This is the perfect Urban Truck if you really need an SUV, but frequently have projects going on around the house. Plenty of aftermarket accessories to outfit your Ridgeline. Better on gas than your typical US made truck and rated to pull 5000 lbs! BTW, the 4w/d system doesn't bog down accelleration and provides the confidence you need when unsure about "4 wheelin'". Buy it!