2011 Honda Ridgeline
There are 6 user reviews for the RTL w/ Leather and Navigation trim shown below
- This truck grows on you. The longer I have it, the more I like it.
- Fuel efficiency is the only negative for this vehicle; 17 city, 21 hwy.
Purchased As New
Rounded front on 2010s really make a difference. Truck bed is smaller that a 3/4 conventional, but it has F/T AWD which is a real advantage in wet/snow conditions. Stereo is excellent, and under back seat storage is unique! Under-Bed locking compartment is VERY spacious, and great for carrrying nitnaks around. Seating is excellent, and three adults in back is no problem. Ergonomics are great, and overall this is a well built, reliable vehicle. I am tryuly surprosed at how well I have adapted to my first truck!...read morehide
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- Overall best vehicle ever owned.
- Fuel economy, still better than previous full size Silverado
Purchased As New
Three years and not the first flaw or problem. Very solid enjoyable vehicle. Roomy back seat, grandchildren love it. The longer I have it the more I like it. Would buy another without a doubt. Tows sixteen foot boat with 50 HP with ease, very stable doing it. Wife likes to drive it better than the full size pickups as well. Like the looks more now than at first but that may be influenced by my overall impression with the quality and overall like for the vehicle. There is no doubt that it is not a suitable for those that require the capability of la arger work truck....read morehide
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- Excellent AWD, great mileage with tonneau cover, comfortable
- Kinda goofy looking, have to press hard on the brakes
Purchased As Used
(1). I live in the South, Arkansas (yeah, whatever...wasn't born here), but we get a lot of snow. Yesterday, after grocery shopping, in hilly NW Arkansas I had no problems getting home in 1 foot of snow...left many others on the side of the road; Chevies, Fords, Lexus', Toyotas, Hyundai's, you name it. The Ridgeline triumphed. Not one problem.
(2). I had a 94 Dodge Dakota and it rode like a Buckboard Wagon, even for the driver. My wife would get headaches from it. The Ridgeline rides better than most domestic sedans.Smooth, fluid (even with 4 adults) but enough like a truck to know you're in a truck. It's perfect for short hops hauling minor stuff or long road trips. Navigation, XM Radio, dual climate, an electric rear window and heated leather that is comfortble.
(3). I have absolutely NO maintenance issues. Keep the oil changed and Honda will take care of the rest. There is a maintenance reminder (I don't change my oil every 3000 miles, I go a bit longer) to keep you honest. Mine has the tire pressure monitor, too.
(4). No, it's not a Ford F-250 Super Duty. I don't need that. I live in the country but I work in IT. I'm not a rock hauler. It's got enough bed to haul "citified" things and can haul most of 1000lbs and can tow 4500 lbs. I don't have a yacht and I don't play one on TV. It has a roof rack for hauling kayaks, etc., a bed big enough for most city folks, and can haul a small trailer or boat. It won't pull stumps up out of concrete...
(5). The brakes, while completely safe and accurate, take more pressure to engage than I am used to. My wife's Infiniti G35 only needs a tap, my Audi A4 was very sensitive, comparatively. It's not an issue (except when I drive her G35) and the brakes are completely safe, but you'll notice the difference if you drive something with sensitive brakes.
(6). Fold up back seats are the best I've seen and folks tell me they're not uncomfortable, compared to most big trucks. Even folded down there is a lot of room beneath them and folded up you can easily haul two weeks of groceries, small tables, practically anything.
(7). Yeah, it's a cute little bed but it has a locking trunk in it. Not big, but you can put junk in it and lock it. That's pretty cool. AND, the tailgate folds down flat or opens like a door. That's pretty handy, too.
Conclusion: If you need a F-250 SD, by all means get one. If you're just a regular guy or gal that needs to haul regular, everyday stuff, and have a nice comfortable vehicle to take your kayaks to the lake, with leather, navigation, and XM, this is your vehicle. Now, next winter be polite and stop to ask the stranded Toyota and Chevy drivers if they need a lift, then drop it into low and skeedaddle up the hill they couldn't get up.
It's kind of odd looking, but the tonneau cover (folds back out of the way when you need to haul stuff) and roof rack make for a tuff-enuff looking truck. In my siutation,
I wouldn't own any other truck. It's truck enough for what I need and nice enough to enjoy the ride. Like every Honda (or Accura) I've owned, it's virtually indestructable, reliable, and comfortable. Just keep the oil changed. Get the tonneau cover, it'll add 5-7 miles to your hwy mileage.
Depending on your needs, you can't go wrong. Know what you need before you buy; don't buy it and then complain it was a lousy dump truck. It is a "citified" truck that can do much more than a SUV or station wagon and way more comfortable than any truck in its league....read morehide
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- Great on style, comfort, and value
- Blind spots and gas mileage
Purchased As Used
I bought a used Ridgeline and LOVE it. Its super nice and easy to drive, drives more like a car then a truck. Not so great on gas, but it makes up for it in everyother aspect. Would recommened it to someone who wants a bed but not the huge size of a truck. The navigation system is GREAT!
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- Great gas milage.
- Rides better than a car.
Purchased As New
This is the sharpest truck on the market,has lots of room.Beats a ford or a chevy or any other truck in looks.Rides great,looks good in the color white.
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- Not good looking more like ugly
Purchased As Not Purchased
Took a test drive from the Japanese dealer and was not impressed at all. Why even try to make this thing with a bed in it and use the back end for seats. If you want to buy a pick up get the F-150, Silverado, Tundra or Ram.
This thing has lousy uncomfortable seats in it like more Hondas do no padding very stiff and i wouldn't drive this thing cross country.
I also understand from 5 mechanics i taled to that the 3.5 V6 consumes oil 1 quart every 1000 miles. Honda quality yeah ok.
Still can't beat Generals Motors power trains, electronics, ride and Fords toughness in trucks...read morehide
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