The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is said to be a truck that is superior in a lot of ways and it’s not often that you hear people calling it a sissy. However Honda did seem to get carried away with what they thought was needed for the truck and forget all about what people wanted.
So is it a truck that grunts hard or a sissy? Well the drive offered by the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is both boring and amazing at the same time. It offers a ride that is smooth and the seating that is comfortable and there are not that many trucks, the F-150 and Ram Laramie included, that offers the ride compliance of the Ridgeline.
Driving the Honda Ridgeline does feel as though you are driving a decent car if you forget about the empty box at the back of the cab. What makes the vehicle boring to drive is that there really isn’t anything manual that you are able to control. There is no low range lever and no button to engage the 4WD. It’s as close to autonomous as you can get and it does it well.
On saying this you get to choose different modes such as sand, mud and snow on the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. However leave it to its own devices and this is when it works best. The vehicle is all-wheel drive and it comes with traction control that is advanced.
Think of the Honda Ridgeline as more of a car that comes with a cargo bed at the back. It offers up a great deal for those who want a small pickup truck that comes with all the qualities that you would expect of a modern day car. In this aspect it isn’t rough and tough; it is more a sissy than some of the competition.
You can get the Honda Ridgeline RT with a starting price of $29, 475, while the Black Edition comes in at $42, 870. In the middle is the RTL AWD with the price tag of $35,000. All share the same engine, the V6 3.5 litre offering 280 horses and it can pull a trailer with 4,000 pounds easily.
One of the coolest features of the Honda Ridgeline is the tailgate at the back. It can be dropped down or you can release a catch and swing it open, just as you would a door. The downside is the fact that the floor of the cargo bed is high, so you are going to struggle to get things in it.
While there is a lot to like about the Honda Ridgeline we would like to have seen it look a little meaner. As it stands it takes on more of a sissy look compared to other trucks. Other than that all is good. But what do you think about it?