Monday, October 25, 2010

Honda Ridgeline reviews

Honda rehabilitated the Honda Ridgeline with a host of slight improvements that affected its styling and driving demeanor, yielding a somewhat improved truck overall. The "2010 Honda Ridgeline" has a single powertrain combination, which is unusual in the pickup market.

For those consumers who desire a friendlier pickup that can still handle those occasional jobs, there's the Honda Ridgeline. The "Honda Ridgeline" pickup is available in just one four-door body style. Rather than having a separate cab and bed, the Ridgeline's body unites the two. Although it shares some of its running gear with the Honda Pilot, fully 90 percent of the Honda Ridgeline is unique and should not just be considered the pickup version of Honda's SUV.

Comfortable seats, plenty of storage cubbies, sound ergonomics, smooth, quiet performance and a relatively manageable size make the Honda Ridgeline a viable option as the sole family vehicle. If you need the passenger space of an SUV and the utility of a pickup truck, but want nimble carlike handling, the Ridgeline is an excellent choice.

The Honda Ridgeline was introduced for the 2006 model year, available in RTS, RTX, RTS and RTL trim levels.

The 2010 Honda Ridgeline ranks 2 out of 4 Sport Utility Trucks. This ranking is based on our analysis of 61 published reviews and test drives of the Honda Ridgeline, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

The Honda Ridgeline delivers plenty of truck for most people. Though it isn't as rugged as some competitors, the Honda Ridgeline offers just enough capability for weekend warriors headed to Home Depot. Price is where the Ridgeline takes on many SUTs. Base truck models can undercut the Honda Ridgeline price by several thousand dollars.

If you need more truck in your SUT, check out the Chevy Avalanche. If you're serious about capability and saving money, check out our compact and full-size truck rankings. Honda Ridgeline is unchanged for 2010. If you're interested in the Honda Ridgeline, check out our Honda Deals page, where we've done the research to find you the best price on a new Honda.

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