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The 2012 Honda Ridgeline gets a new Sport trim that includes black-painted 18-inch wheels, a black honeycomb grille, foglights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, and more. All 2012 Honda Ridgeline trucks receive a new grille and headlight treatment, as well as a 1-mpg increase in highway fuel economy..
When compared to the traditional pickup truck, the 2009 Honda Ridgeline may look a bit quirky. From its flying-buttress sheetmetal connecting the cab to the bed to its unit-body construction and four-wheel independent suspension, the Ridgeline is anything but conventional. Intended to appeal to younger buyers with an appetite for weekend adventures, the Ridgeline is designed less for work and more with play in mind. It offers a roomy cabin for four with a great set of front bucket seats and a unique storage compartment below the bed that's perfect for hiding valuables. The Ridgeline's eight inches of ground clearance and advanced VTM-4 all-wheel-drive system can tackle just about any obstacle, making it ideal for traversing deep snow as well as going off-road.
By WNBAMiamiSol (Key Largo, Florida) on Saturday, July 21, 2007
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"This was my first Honda, purchased new in February 2006. I had previously owned an 05 Chevy Avalanche, an 04 Porsche Cayenne S, an 03 H2 Hummer, an 02 Mercedes ML500 and a 99 Mercedes ML 430. The Ridgeline has the road hugging grasp of the all wheel drive Cayenne S. While it does not have the 8 cylinder engine, I consider the ride and acceleration comparable to that of a 6 cylinder Cayenne. While the Cayennes, 6 cyl. or 8 cyl get 15 mpg, I consistently get 20 mpg city and 22 mpg highway. I have 34,000 miles on my Ridgeline RTL. I have had no repairs and no problems. I just returned from a 3400 mile trip and found the leather seats comfortable. I averaged 22 mpg at 80 mph on I-95. The vehicle felt completely stable. There is a lot of space in the cab. With the back seats folded up, I hauled a 42 inch LCD tv with a person holding it! I especially like the hidden compartment under the bed. It holds 2 full sets of golf clubs. My only complaint is the bed "liner," which isn't really a liner and is simply painted black. I have used my truck to haul horticulture trimmings, windows, wood. It has gotten many scratches. Honda should spend the extra $50 and at least spray in a real liner. I am so impressed with my truck's value, performance, styling and comfort that I will be purchasing a 2008 in the next 6 weeks."
56 people out of 56 found this review helpful
By Ridgeline fan (Wisconsin) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I have owned other trucks, most recently a Chevy 1500 extended cab 4x4. I was worried that I would not be able to haul as much with this truck as with my Chevy. After two years, this truck has done everything I could ask. I have taken it camping with my family and loaded up the back to the top of the cab. I recently went on a vacation and towed a covered trailer with nine bikes and a ton of camping gear in it with no problems. I was pulling this trailer up high hills with no concerns. The truck handles very well on the road and making lane changes is a breeze. The all wheel drive gives you great handling and the engine has a lot of power for a 6 cylinder. I was very surprised regarding the pick up with this engine. Compared to my Chevy truck, this truck feels like a sports car. There are also other features that I like, for example the lockable trunk, which allows you to put sleeping bags or luggage inside. I also fit 3 golf bags inside the trunk. That is this one of many features that I like about the truck. This is my first review that I have written about the truck. I wanted to wait until I had a couple of years with it before I wrote a review. At this stage, there have been no problems with the truck and the only thing I have had to do to the truck is general maintaince. If I could complain about one minor thing it would be that there are some blind spots to the vehicle, but as you drive it, you get used to them and compensate for them. This is definitely the truck I plan to keep for a long time."
32 people out of 32 found this review helpful
By coyote (colorado) on Thursday, November 15, 2007
overall rating 6 of 10rating details
"I would recommend to a friend if they need a car like truck and were willing to except less than expected MPG's. I have never gotten mine above 19 MPG's even driving ridiculously low on the RPM's on the entire tank. I live at altitude though in Colorado. tows my 3 big ATV's pretty good for a little truck. I have had some quality issue, water in the vehicle (and I mean standing water puddles, fixed) rattling dash, fixed. Rattling sun shades. Why can my OLD 1995 Grand Cherokee give me DTE and MPG's and all on an antiquated display and my newer loaded Ridgelien cannot? Tranny is pretty seemless but something seems to drag down the coasting when gas pedal is released, causing poorer MPG's. A 3/4 ton Diesel truck gets better gas mileage. Sports wise the truck is very solid driving. Nice size for a daily driver, but not far off from a full size crew cab short bed, so you have to weigh your own scales with that. If I were to do it again I would buy a GMC 2500 Duramax and never look back, but good car/truck for those who don't need a big truck. Also the in bed trunk is right up there with sliced bed, great invention!! Biggest knocks, some quality issues, a touch under powered, no options for DTE and MPG's on Nav display like the MDX, and poorer gas mileage than I was expecting from a Honda 6cyl of this size. Biggest kudos, feels tight when driving, unbelievable snow driving, love the rear locker and bed trunk, nice size compromise, very roomy."
26 people out of 26 found this review helpful