America is big on trucks. The Ford F150 is the countries number one seller doing around Six-hundred and fifty thousand units a year. Chevy Silverado is nipping at their heals at just under five-hundred thousand units sold a year. It is interesting to see companies like Honda, still in the truck game after Toyota have lost sales over the past year. There was some speculation that Honda might get out of the Truck game, but they have stuck with it.
A four door five passenger vehicle it is quite unique in this segment. Updates this year yo yje Ridgeline include a new Sport Model yo join the RT, RTS and RTL models. The new Ridgeline Sport has black aluminum alloy wheels, a black honeycomb grill with black surrounds, fog-lights, rear privacy glass, black headlight and black light housings, all weather floor mats and a leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls along with an axillary audio input jack.
Because of the construction format of the Ridgeline it has above average capability, interior room, a comfortable ride and solid performance. With interdependent front and rear suspension, you will find it has a wide range of conventional pickup capabilities. It can tow 5000 Lbs. thanks in part to the power from the 200 hp 3.5 Lt. engine using a five speed electronically controlled transmission.
The four wheel drive in the Ridgeline is advance, to give amazing continuity in all driving conditions. The added bonus of such a strong all wheel drive unit is the support it gives to performance and towing thanks to Torque distribution to all four wheels.
The rear cargo bed is five feet long, or six and a half feet if you put the tail gate down. The hidden trunk is one of the gems of this vehicle. And this is a clear leader in the transportation of recreational sports equipment like motor cycles and ATV’s. In the back you will find eight cargo locations and four area lights. Another home run is the dual action tailgate. Opening down to allow you to access the Trunk or to the side for the ability to get closer to the bed.
The mirror are large to aid the driver when a boat or trailer is being towed. And on the inside the drivers position is big but not so much so that you feel lost, and the buttons are simple, big and easy to use while wearing work gloves. The center console sports a sliding arm rest and sliding center tray. More storage areas in the rear give passengers places to store their mobile phones. The rear seats also lift up to allow more space for cargo. Priced at just below $30,000 it’s a solid choice for those who want a car and a truck combined.