Superior Quality, Engineering and Handling. It's a Honda thru and thru! Encountered a great deal on a used Ridgeline a few months ago and did not realize that the exceptional price was not just the winning factor for a good truck. This is a great TRUCK/CAR really with more than enough towing and bed-size capabilities for the out-going surburbanite. Smooth ride, Smooth VTEC engine, exceptional head room and spacious rear seating with the ability to fold vertically for my mountain bike, large paintings, hunting gear, etc. Having had cars, the under-bed trunk really gives me the car feeling with a better view, trailer towing and toy hauling capability that I never had. AWD, 4WD when needed is an advantage, but the detriment to overall gas mileage is definitely not a plus. Avg 17-21 gas mileage isn't bad, but nothing to talk about. Honda should have added power passenger seats as well as a telescoping Steering wheel. Overall, the Honda Ridgeline has hit a niche in the market with unseen firsts in the industry as well as quality is assured being a Honda. Nothing beats reliability for peace of mind and the Ridgeline is at the top of the list. Honda's, Acura's, Toyota's, Lexus, etc. can't be beat for longevity, quality and attention to detail. Nothing rattles, just think about that when you drive something else that has 50K miles or more. Honda's are just break'n in at that point. Thrilled with my Ridgeline and nearing 100K, looking to go at least 230K like my earlier Toyota. Note: The Toyota still ran great, just decided to find something else after 10 years.
I HAVE FOUND THE RIDGELINE TO BE AS REPRESENTED IN VARIOUS "OBJECTIVE" REVIEWS FROM OWNERS, CONSUMER PUBLICATIONS AND AUTO PUBLICATIONS. THE TYPE OF VEHICLE AND THE SPECIFIC FEATURES ARE JUST WHAT I WANTED.
Drives very smoothly, like an auto not a truck. I read somewhere that it makes too much noise when all windows are down. I can live with that, since that is the only thing that can be a litle bothersome. How often do you drive with all windows down? I love the space the seats have, your feet and your daily stuff (like cups, handbags, CDs, groceries). The hidden trunk is an awesome feature along with the 2-directional opening the tailgate door has. I would buy a second Ridgeline just so my husband and I have "his" and "hers" Ridgelines.