Having owned many types of suv's pickups full size and mini I have to say that this Honda Ridgeline we purchased from carmax is totally different. First the look is sleek and doesnt look like a pickup. It is comfortable and feels solid like a full size Suv. Drives smooth with all independent suspension not like the rear straight axle on pickups. Talk about storage it has it. My chevy S-10 crew cab was a pain having to unload my tools so could I carry some fill dirt or else put my tools in the back seat area, no can't do that where will my passengers sit. The Honda has storage under the bed enough to hold all my tools. The back seats fold up leaving more room for stuff. The tail gate door folds down or swings out like a door. The seats are comfortable the instrument panel has all kinds of stuff it tells even when to change the oil. Still getting familar with all that it will show me. Willbe heading out for our first camping trip see no problem carrying all our stuff and two dogs.
I love this truck. It has a very comfortable ride, smooth, quick acceleration, effortless braking. The in-bed trunk was alot bigger than I thought it could be, and it's so easy to access because the tail-gate can swing open as well as fold down. I was expecting 18MPG, but am averaging 19.7MPG. The radio sounds pretty good, but not up to my audiofile type standards, and the 6 disk changer won't play MP3s, so I'll probably replace it.
I love everything about the Ridgeline. Before purchasing the Ridgeline, I owned a Toyota Tundra but found it was just too big and mine had problems with rust in the truck bed. Unless you need 10,000 pounds of towing incapacity the Ridgeline is a great medium-size truck. It drives more like a car and is easier to park and see what is just in front of you. I love the in-bed trunk and the composite bed that will not rust. The seats that pop up rather than folding down make it easier to transport items in the cab. It also gets much better gas mileage than the tundra. I looked at the 2016 Ridgelines before buying the 2014 and must say that I am very happy with the older model.