The interior room is awesome! It has all the toughness of a truck with the smooth ride of a mini van. It does fantastic in the snow. Also, it's really nice to be able to lay 4x8 sheets of wood or whatever in the bed and they actually lay FLAT....not leaning up against the wheel wells. The extra storage under the bed is very convenient as well. I hope to have this for a long time, but my 18 year old is wanting a vehicle soon, so we'll see.
My 2008 Lexus RX350 AWD with Nav depreciated more in price than my 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL did in 4 years. The Ridgeline is pretty overpriced from the get-go, but it sure does retains it's value compared to virtually every truck on the market. I loved the Ridgeline, then I bought it. The gas consumption is very awful for a non full size truck. The leather is very hard and cracks very easily. I am very gentle on my vehicles and only weigh 140 lbs and lived in Northern California and my leather seat was already showing signs of severe wear at 50k miles. The blind spots are pretty bad. The plastic feels very cheap, but it is at least super easy to clean. The ride is okay, but the wind noise is pretty audible. The navigation is a joke and not worth the extra money. Honda uses the lamest navigation systems I have ever seen in a vehicle. The only reasons I have kept the Ridgeline is because it is the safest truck out there (after you install back up camera & sensors), it handles very well on snow (drove from Sacramento to Anchorage in January), the steering is very responsive, and the lockable trunk + foldable rear seats actually add a substantial amount of cargo space. The cheap interior, the obvious cost cutting throughout, and awful gas mileage will, however, always make you second guess your decision.
The Honda Ridgeline is by far the best vehicle available for those looking for a vehicle that has the amenities of a truck by want the smooth ride of a luxury car. I�ve wanted one since I first laid eyes on this vehicle and recently purchased a used 2007 RTL. It�s everything I thought it could be and more. The interior is well designed. There is plenty of personal storage space up front and the fold-up rear seats offer plenty of room for larger packages or groceries. The performance is so-so but I did not buy it for its 0-60 speed. The truck bed is good size; perfect for tailgating. This vehicle is about as close to perfect as I have seen. What�s not to like? Maybe the 16 mpg city with gas prices soaring. But if you are worried about the cost of the gas, you probably can�t afford the Ridgeline anyway.