In 2014, Honda pulled the Ridgeline from the market. Honda was following the trend in which the midsize pickup was disappearing. Gone were the Ranger, the Dakota, the Colorado and the Canyon, with only the Frontier and the Tacoma remaining. But the people demanded, and Ridgeline is coming back!!
|All New 2017 Honda Ridgeline|
Now, with the resurgent of the midsize pickup trucks, the 2017 Ridgeline is completely redesigned. Using styling of the car-based Pilot, the new Ridgeline has lost some of its old characteristics. Gone are the boxy fender flares and the “flying buttresses” behind the cab. But still retains its crossover roots with the most, in class, interior cargo space with the rear seats folded. Along with its dual-action tailgate, that opens to the side for easier access to the in-bed trunk.
|Dual Swinging Tailgate with In-Bed Trunk|
The Ridgeline is tech-heavy, having adaptive cruise control, which automatically brakes or accelerates to maintain a set distance with the vehicle ahead of you. Lane-keeping assist helps you stay in your lane and Garmin Navigation helps you find where you want to go. Honda retained some hard buttons on the center stack, unlike some recent models. Environmental controls are reasonably intuitive with toggles for dual-zone temperature selection. I'm getting more used to the 8-inch touch-screen infotainment interface with its strip of controls on the left, though I still don't like the bar-graph volume control and some functions are slow to react.
The Ridgeline has impeccable carlike driving dynamics, It has a respectable degree of truck functionality, and it has an interior cabin as roomy and comfortable as a SUV.