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Monthly Update for May 2017 - 2017 Honda Ridgeline Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited June 2017 in Honda
imageMonthly Update for May 2017 - 2017 Honda Ridgeline Long-Term Road Test

We drove our 2017 Honda Ridgeline around town most of May and took it on a special trip, which you'll read about soon.

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  • s197gts197gt Member Posts: 486
    Montoya is exactly correct. If I were to buy a new truck today this would be it... except for that face... and the wheels would probably be deal killers.

    Before it wasn't trying to look like a truck, now it looks like a CUV trying to be a truck; just doesn't work for me. Maybe a refresh will butch it up properly.
  • legacygtlegacygt Member Posts: 599
    I don't mind the looks. It looks different but it is different so to me that's OK. The last generation Pilot shows us what Honda does when it tries to make a car-based vehicle look tough and I always thought it looked silly. The Ridgeline is a car modified for truck duty. There are drawbacks to that but there are also plenty of benefits. There's no reason to disguise it.
  • jlaszlojlaszlo Member Posts: 60
    Does anyone know why Honda's LaneWatch is only available on the lower level RTL-T?
  • metalmaniametalmania Member Posts: 167
    The looks have grown on me. Certainly not the best looking truck out there, but I don't think it's as "wimpy" as some make it out to be. Actually, I hate the look of the new CR-V, the Civic looks like something out of "Tron", and I think the mid-cycle refresh of the Accord took a step backwards. So weirdly enough, I think the Ridgeline is now Honda's best looking vehicle - which I admit isn't saying a lot.

    Functionally though, I think there's a lot to like here if you don't need massive towing or hauling. Like a lot of people, my "truck" needs are nowhere near heavy duty - I just want something I can throw bulky or wet/dirty stuff in that I can just hose and/or sweep out later, but still be an enjoyable daily driver and family hauler. I'll take the better ride and handling, nicer interior, and better interior space (vs Tacoma and GM twins) over the more chiseled exterior.

    Curious as to what the "special road trip" and whatever incident appears to have happened they referred to. I'm guessing it was some kind of off-roading induced damage.
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