2013 Honda Ridgeline User Reviews
RTL w/ Leather and Navigation shown
- $29,450 - $37,380
- No trim specified for this review
- 4 wheel ind suspension, AWD w/ 4 wheel lock, in bed trunk, spacious cabin, and great performance
- large blind spots, and gas mileage
Purchased As New
I've had several trucks and shopped even more before I purchased my Ridgeline, and nothing comes close. I know a lot of people think that the Ridgeline is for people who don't use trucks for what their made for, but I assure you it's plenty capable. My Ridgeline has been loaded down with lumber, mulch, a refrigerator, and has towed things large and small and never blinked.
The AWD is awesome. In every truck I've ever had they all have had difficulty on rainy days. You don't drive in 4WD you drive in 2, and taking off in a hurry is tough, but in this truck you can't even tell it's been raining. It just goes. It doesn't matter if it's raining, snowing, or anything in-between, it just keeps going. In the especially tough situation you can use the 4 wheel lock and all 4 lock like they would in a traditional 4WD.
By utilizing the AWD the Ridgeline doesn't use a traditional live rear axel. This allows for a some of it's best features, like it's 4 wheel independent suspension. Giving it the best handling, and smoothest ride of any truck I've ever driven. Because that big bulky rear axel is gone your given a very large in bed trunk eliminating the truck bed eating need for a truck box. Coupled with the trunk is a tailgate that not only comes down, but swings open like a regular car door.
In my search for the perfect mid sized truck room in the back seat for real people was a concern. If you like the Tacoma, or Frontier Quad cabs don't drive a Ridgeline. I test drove the Ridgeline first and was seriously disappointed in all the other trucks interiors after. It is more spacious overall but especially in the back seat. As an added bonus theres a real vent for the back seat passengers.
Down sides are the blind spots, and gas mileage. The blind spots are due to the trucks unique design, but aren't much worse than other trucks I've had. The mileage sucks, but the mileage for any 4WD sucks, and is on par, or better, for comparably equipped mid sized trucks.
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