RTL trim level is a very comfortable vehicle. Ridiculous amounts of cargo space with under seat storage, bed, and trunk in bed. Proven to be a solid, durable, and reliable vehicle that costs little to maintain if routine maintenance is taken care of. Already has XM capabilities for 2007, but no auxiliary or Bluetooth included. Fuel economy is what you would expect from a truck, but not from a Honda. 14 mpg around town when gassing it, 17 if babying it, but I do get low 20s with highway hauls.
The Honda Ridgeline is a slightly larger than compact pickup that rides like a mid level or higher SUV. It has smooth comfortable ride, quick responsive handling and the gas mileage is very respectable for a truck (17 MPG in my case). The cargo bay is very flexible with plenty of cabin room and easy to use controls. My only critiques would be that my 08 doesn't have Bluetooth or a back up camera or senors which would be nice. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone that wants the flexibility of a pickup but the handling and ride of an SUV.
2008 Honda RidgelineGrandpa1 - NC06/18/2010
Owned it two years plus a few months and like it more each day. Wife and I both enjoy driving it and the grandchildren love it. I tow a 3K pound boat with it frequently and it does fine. It is not suitable for a very heavy trailer, rated at 5k pound limit. Most surefooted vehicle I have ever driven in snow. It is not a replacement for those needing the capacity of a heavy duty pickup.
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