Last post on Sep 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM
You are in the Honda Ridgeline
What is this discussion about?
Honda Ridgeline, Truck, SUV
#2743 of 2744 Re: what's the point? [bend4fun]
May 12, 2011 (1:52 pm)
Nice try, but the Ridgelines 'cage welded to a ladder frame' has up to 20 times the torsional ridigity of a conventional frame.
You've obvioulsy not compared the ride AND handling of a Toyota with a Ridgeline.
Fuel economy is not that great, and Ford wins out with the eco-boost engines.
But there is more to any vehicle than the engine. How it holds up over time will tell the story.
The RL is not meant to compete with a 'typical' truck. But there are numbers showing 80% of truck owners never tow more than 5000 lbs.
It has a place, even if not in your garage (but it would likely fit), it makes a great utility vehicle where you don't want to shove fertilizer and lumber in the back of an SUV, but still want the riding comfort of one for 5 people.
And it is great in snow, even against 4 wheel die-hards.
#2744 of 2744 Ridgeline Concept
Sep 19, 2012 (6:29 pm)
A friend sent this to me because he got it as a Concept for the 2006 Dodge Rampage and said looks like Honda purchased the design from Chrysler for the 2014. The '13 will be unchanged and ready for a redesign in 2014 to meet the new 2016 US Standards. I like the idea of the sliding rear doors.
I did see the 2013 Ridgeline Sport's new color design (instead of just black, silver, or white) and Off-Road package. This is very close to the current color I have on "The Beast" and with us getting a 15' Pontoon, I have to stick with a larger vehicle that can tow.