If you want a work truck with high towing capacity, look elsewhere. If you want a vehicle that gets high gas mileage or is very quick off the line, also look elsewhere. However, if you want a vehicle that is very comfortable, handles well, is easy to drive, and has most of the utility of a double cab "real" pickup, this is an overall great choice.
In recent years my wife and I have owned, aside from various sedans, a Toyota 4Runner, a V6 RAV4, a Nissan Murano. Of all of these, the fell of the Ridgeline is closest to the Murano; however, subjectively, the Ridgeline feels more solid than the Murano. My wife, who has a bad back thinks it's more comfortable than the Murano and a lot more comfortable than the 4Runner or RAV4. others. (There is a bit of an apples to oranges aspect to these comparisons.)
I track gas mileage pretty carefully. I averaged about 17 mpg in the 4Runner and about 20 mpg in both the Murano and RAV4 (the RAV4's mpg was a big disappointment.) In the Ridgeline, so far, doing exactly the same driving as in the other vehicles, I'm averaging a bit under 19 mpg.
Would I like a bit more power, yes. Would I like a bit better gas mileage, yes. But I knew what I was buying with regard to power and mpg. Overall, I am much happier than I expected to be with the Ridgeline. To me, it's surprising it isn't more popular.
2008 Honda RidgelineTOMMY - CT07/17/2011
AWESOME TRUCK DRIVES LIKE A CAR
HAVE THE TRUCK SINCE APRIL
A GREAT EXPERIENCE
2008 Honda RidgelineChris S - Baltimore, MD04/25/2016
There are times when everyone needs a pickup truck, whether it’s hauling furniture home from the garden center or moving lumber around a construction site. Pickups are both practical and fun, and it can be tempting to buy one that’s bigger than you need. But if you’re searching for compact and mid-sized used trucks for sale, you may well find yourself comparing the Toyota Tacoma and the Honda Ridgeline.
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