2008 Honda Ridgeline
There are 6 user reviews for the RTX trim shown below
- Bed Storage, Spacious, Standard 4-wheel drive
- Road Noise, Underpowered, Breaking
This review is the result of seeing the Ridgeline at the local auto show and test driving right after.
One of the main features that I really apprectiate about the Ridgeline is the bed storage. It was surprisingly large and has a drain plug for it if you chose to use it as a cooler. To accomodate the storage compartment, Honda had to raise the height of the bed. By doing this, the bed is mostly just a flat truck bed without the large side wheel wells sticking out. The tailgate also opens to the side which helps access the storage compartment. I change my own oil and noticed that the drain plug and filter were extremely easy to get to. There would be NO need to lift the truck to do so. Really the only negative thing I found about the exterior was I thought the bed liner was just a little too cheap for my tastes. I really was expecting something a little more rugged.
The interior was well thought out, and has comfortable seats for all in the vehicle. It is very simple, but comfortable and provides a lot of storage. The rear seats do have a lot of leg room for longer trips and larger passengers. For those with car seats, the back seats have the anchor posts for it. The instrument cluster was very neat, clean and attractive. However, there were a few flaws for my convenience. The steering wheel does not telescope out. It is a little too close to the dash for my comfort. The radio does not have a plug for an mp3 player.
This is the most important part of the vehicle, but also the most dissappointing. I noticed that there was a lot more road noise than I would expect from this caliber of Honda. On country roads, I really felt like it rode more like a truck. I guess I was expecting a more smooth ride. The largest let down was the lack of power. When excellerating onto the freeway, I put the pedal to the metal, but the truck didn't want to go. The braking was okay, but could have been a litle stiffer.
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