2014 Honda RidgelineChange Vehicle
of the 2014 Honda Ridgeline base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Lockable bed storage well
- Spacious passenger cabin, with flip-up rear seats
- Dual-action tailgate opens down or to the side
- Completely outdated electronics and interior
- Drives like a minivan without pickup visibility
- Engine design biased for horsepower, not torque
- Awkward bed styling impedes rear visibility
- New Special Edition model
- Standard backup camera
- Crew-cab only body style
- In-bed trunk
- Standard all-wheel drive
Offering some pickup truck utility with the ride, handling and fuel economy of a minivan, the Honda Ridgeline sounds like it should be a hit, but its awkward styling and an embarrassingly outdated interior have kept it from being one.
A Honda pickup truck always sounded like an oxymoron, like something that couldn't or shouldn't exist. But the Ridgeline has been around since 2006, a boxy, four-door crew cab that's always seemed like the answer to a question nobody asked: What if Honda built a pickup? The truck itself is built off Honda's minivan/SUV platform — it's essentially a beefed-up Odyssey underneath, with standard all-wheel drive and a 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The company has announced that 2014 will be the last model year for the Ridgeline as we know it, with the truck taking a brief hiatus for 2015 and returning as a totally redesigned 2016 model. The changes from 2013 to 2014 are minor and include the addition of a Special Edition model with blacked-out trim similar to the Sport model; see the changes yourself here. With the current Ridgeline run coming to a close, a quick evaluation of the truck seemed in order. Has it aged well? Is it still too quirky for mainstream America, or has familiarity bred acceptance?
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Other than milage best car i have had
very roomy easy to drive handles great drives dirt roads really well I have a very steep Driveway with the all wheel drive it takes the gravel road very well like it better than my Subaru imreza Read full review
Own a 2009 and I?m not sure a 2017 will replace it
I have a 2009 RTL( top trim ) that I bought with 73,000 km on it in 2012. The review above is spot on. That being said , when I look at the 2017 model with its new look and suite of safety nannies ( ... Read full review