2009 Honda Ridgeline
There are 3 user reviews for the RT trim shown below
- Ride, interior room, handling comfort, in-bed trunk, safety features
- Fuel economy
Purchased As New
3500 miles so far - what a great truck! I needed a truck for home improvement and light offroad duty for hunting. Had to fit 3 kids in the back seat (with car seats and boosters). The Ridgeline had the most interior room of any mid-size truck I could find and I loved the ride and handling! I don't use it for work and don't tow anything so a full size truck is just overkill.
Gas mileage is on par for a truck, though, ranging from 14 - 21 with an overall of under 18 with a fair amount of highway travel.
Safety features are really impressive. The odd four-wheel drive (VTM-4) took some time to wrap my brain around (it's really rear wheel assisted front wheel drive) but I can't complain about the performance on slick roads. The ABS has worked great as has the stability control.
Handling is in another league compared with the other trucks I drove. It doesn't handle like a truck, which is perfect for me. Nice smooth ride, limited body roll, and good, although slightly heavy, steering. Limited nose dive under heavy braking and good acceleration.
Highly recommended!...read morehide
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- Scoots,Hauls,fun to drive, 1st outing 18.2mpg, back 20.2mpg
- Nothing yet.
Purchased As New
I have had 3 Ford trucks, 2 chevy trucks. I am a hunter,camper,rv'r,dirt bike rider and haul wood. First outing was for deer season. Hauled wood, my gear, 4-wheeler and a deer. In the woods 3 days, never missed a lick. Drives great, comfort, roomy. Plenty of power. Hang on when passing 3 to 4 gear, backed off at 80, pendal not even to the floor. Really pleased with the truck as a whole. Lot of guys dogging it but I'm right there in the woods with them. Hugs them windy roads also. Chain saw goes in the trunk and is locked up when away. I'm having to much fun with this one. I haul two dirt bike also. Bought the bed extender. It's getting some looks. I guess I just still use it as a pickup truck. Something to say now-a-days. Most guys put a cover over there truck bed and want it for the good look imagine. My only test is pulling our small rv(3100lbs). Says it will tow 5000. Honda recommends a sway bar only, no weight distribution bars. Fine with me. So,,I am enjoying my new truck, car truck, suv...Whatever you want to call it. Check it out....read morehide
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- user friendly-like sports car with a bed-solid feel-great brakes-in-bed trunk is very useful-
- needs more ground clearance and power-more skid plate coverage-possibly a Diesel too!
Purchased As New
I am really enjoying my Ridgeline, It is a blast to drive-I have pushed it hard off-road and in snowy conditions, It handles most of these conditions as is but could use more power and clearance. I have so liked it that come the end of my lease, I will be looking at another. If you do not need a big truck for hauling a really heavy loads, all the time, the 5k towing is sufficient for most of my needs.I have hualed 1200 lbs of flooring into the Utah mountains in snow and up a muddy dirt/snow ladden road and it performed like a goat.I have spent timeon roads in this area that were covered by 4" of snow/ice and the drive system just plows along. My off-roading has consisted of bombing thru desert roads here in Southern Nevada and Utah and it has handled it all. You just have to be a little cautious of the clearance, otherwise a lot of fun to drive.I hope Honda does more to improve this great vehicle. I am also considering buying this one out and then doing some off-road modifications, like ride hight,skid plates and performance mods....read morehide
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