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If you need the open-bed utility of a pickup truck, but you don't want the rough ride, clumsy handling and fuel-thirsty engine that often accompany such beasts, the 2013 Honda Ridgeline could be j
If you need to tow more than 5,000 pounds or haul really heavy loads, you may want to look to a full-size V8-powered crew cab. The 2013 Honda Ridgeline's standard all-wheel-drive (AWD) setup is no
Because its body and frame are formed as a single unit (as opposed to a separate body bolted to a separate frame, as are other pickups in this market), the 2013 Ridgeline can easily incorporate a sophisticated independent suspension. The Ridgeline's suspension is the principal reason it drives so well, with excellent steering response, minimal body roll and a comfortable, controlled ride. The 3.5-liter V6 engine is a proven powerplant that has no problem moving the 4,500-pound truck. Occasionally, the transmission seems to hesitate before r
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By KayFlyte (CO) on Monday, June 17, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great highway car - quiet and smooth."
Cons: "Unusual placement of controls on the dash."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I always said if Honda ever built a pickup, I'd buy one. I did, and it was a good decision. What I needed was a 5 passenger vehicle with good handling, power, good highway manners, reliability, and a modest bed in back for my motorcycles. The Ridgeline is a near-perfect fit. I looked at all midsize pickups, including some used vehicles, but kept coming back to a new Ridgeline. No, it is not an off-roader (no low range transfer case) and no it can't haul a ton of stuff. But I never need those qualities. It'll pull 5,000 pound of trailer but I've never needed that much capability. Always dealer serviced and garaged, it has never broken or caused me to worry. A near perfect vehicle for my needs."
By lucky1947 (OR) on Saturday, June 08, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,035overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Priced far below other brand pickups."
Cons: "Gas mileage could be better."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Great feel driving. Drives and rides like a car but you have a pickup. The truck is a great extra. Lots of room inside and reliability of a Honda. Perfect fit and finish."
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