2010 Honda Ridgeline Review

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Honda Ridgeline

Meet the 2010 Honda Pickup Truck

When decided to build a pickup they didn’t use the usual The 2010 Honda Ridgeline a cool set of features and abilities bridge the gap between pickup and resulting in a vehicle that is commuter/play vehicle than truck. The 2010 Honda carries base prices $28,450 to $34,430, with a 3 mile warranty, a 5 year/60,000 powertrain warranty and EPA fuel estimates from 15 mpg city/20 mpg

Let’s drive.

First at the 2010 Honda Ridgeline

Ridgeline first hit the US market as a model, and returns basically for the 2010 model year. is different from just every other new pickup for sale right now, it is car-based; meaning, it isn’t in the traditional body-on-frame style. Ridgeline is a unibody vehicle. most circumstances, body-on-frame are considered more heavy than unibodies.

A robust provides the underpinnings for a stout The tradeoff is a rougher ride, and elegant construction. Take a at the gap where the cab and box meet on a traditional and it’s never a pretty

Ridgeline is different. There’s no gap the cab and the bed. Seams and gaps all the body are tight, and car-like just like you’ll on a Honda sedan. The vehicle over its wheels, but still has a 8.2 of minimum ground clearance. It bigger in person than it in photos, but maybe that’s the psychological effect.

I may have to see a smaller truck because of the name.

Because of the four-door and the short (60) bed length, proportions in profile take getting used to. Over the of my week with the truck, I found myself caught up in its — but I didn’t have to away in …, either. The I drove the Ridgeline, the better it to look.

In the Ridgeline’s Pickup Truck Seat

2010 Honda Pickup Truck

Ridgeline Jason Fogelson, About.com to SUVs

Honda designers how to run with a theme, and on Ridgeline the is horizontal. The dash is composed of horizontal rectangles, with the share going to the driver’s My test vehicle was a top-of-the-line RTL NAV which came with an navigation system with voice recognition and a rearview

The passenger’s side features rectangular bins above a big compartment, crowned by two horizontal air vents, all part of the theme.

door pulls protect the handles, and really give and passenger a handhold when the turns rough. A multi-functional console provides a variety of and organizational options.

The second row with utility as well. A split bench seat and conveniently folds up flush the bed wall and locks into leaving a roomy, flat floor behind the first My dogs appreciated this in particular, as they could lie on the floor without worry of off of the seat at a stop.

The pickup bed is smartly designed. it is only 60 long with the closed, open the gate and got a flat, supported surface 49.5 wide between the wells, and 79 long — big enough for a sheet of 4′ x plywood. Eight heavy-duty tie cleats are standard. And the great is a lockable, watertight 8.5 cubic trunk that hides the load floor.

The trunk is big for a couple of rolling suitcases, and extends the usability of the Ridgeline.

On the in the Honda Ridgeline Pickup

As you’d expect from a truck, the Ridgeline rides and comfortably. With its 3.5 liter V6 pushing out 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque, the lb Ridgeline feels like it has to spare when unladen. I that loading the truck up to its lb payload, or towing close to its lb capacity would tax the engine but not too badly.

Honda Ridgeline

Ridgeline comes standard a 5-speed automatic transmission and a transmission cooler, as well as drive and a locking rear The 4-wheel drive system, Honda calls VTM-4 Torque Management 4-Wheel System), can send up to 70% of the power to the wheels when the rear is locked, which can be pretty in the mud and on slippery surfaces.

Where I I have to move my vehicles one side of the street to the other times per week in order to a ticket, so I tend to notice diameter more than drivers. Ridgeline’s 42.6′ diameter is way bigger than I have expected, probably a for that wide bed space and wheel track. By contrast, a Tacoma regular cab can make the turn in 36.7′, and a double cab can do it in

Journey’s End

2010 Honda Pickup Truck

Ridgeline Jason Fogelson, About.com to SUVs

If you need a heavy-duty truck, you should probably past the Ridgeline. But if you are looking for a between the convenience and utility of an pickup bed and the comfort of a car, might fit the bill.

If you like the truck/part SUV layout, there are a few choices on the market. The Chevrolet is a true body-on-frame example, and one I really like. There’s a luxury variant, the Cadillac EXT, which is sort of to be honest. Ford’s Explorer straddles the line between SUV and Toyota’s Tacoma Double Cab flirts with the short cabin formula.

But since GM the planned revival of the El Camino GM!) and Subaru deep-sixed the nobody other than is building a car-based pickup

I found myself very by the Ridgeline. I’m not sure the pickup truck needed to be but Honda certainly did a thorough job of it. The that would keep me buying a Ridgeline is price.

if I could live without the complement of equipment — no no heated front seats, no — I could justify a in my fleet.

I appreciate the intelligence and of the Ridgeline, but I kind of like my to feel like a truck, and my car to like a car. I don’t one vehicle to be all things at once. if you’re the kind of person who is likely to carry a Leatherman than a Buck Knife and a kit, maybe you’ll the all-around abilities of the Ridgeline.

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