Beyond the figurative buyer truck, the Honda Ridgeline puts tradition into the wind with its traditional comfort and smart features. Looking for a classic walkway? It has a comfortable cabin and good manners. However, the innovative cargo box with traction and luggage in the bed and an existing sound system is using and developing the truck tradition. The automatic 280 hp V-6 and six-speed automatic transmission consist of a single drivetrain; Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. Although built as a crew taxi with only 5.3 feet of bed, Ridgeline serves and satisfies a wider community than its competitors.
For 2019, Ridgeline received the smallest update. Honda now offers a second USB port, RT, Sport and RTL models. In the same way, the RTL and RTL-T versions add electric sunroofs and electric sliding rear windows that were previously only available in range coatings.
The weak link is the 8.0 inch HondaLink touch screen. Difficult to control, frustrating to use features and not very sensitive to user input. A little bit like a quality, but Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and as a trick, the optional sound bed system will turn every truck-like party. He uses an actuator to shake the cargo box and turn it into a big speaker. Otherwise, the standard infotainment is a 5.0-inch non-touch screen with Bluetooth connectivity.
The Honda Pickup has only one bed, 5.3 feet, parallel to the competitor’s short bed and the second lowest volume at 34 cubic meters. The antidote to this difference is the weather-resistant baggage, locked on a bed of 7.3 cm cube capacity. One more advantage: with a 50.0-inch deep well, Ridgeline is the only medium-sized pickup that can place a building material four times eight feet straight on the floor of the bed. Smart features continue to enter. The rear seat is divided into 60/40 and, when reversed, provides space to load a full-size bike. Unfortunately, the installation of large objects can be difficult because the rear door does not open too wide.
In many ways non-traditional pickups are shocked by the Ridgeline wheel. Feels polite and very competent on the way. The independent rear coil spring suspension contributes to the car-like driving quality that is not available with the rigid axle leaf spring arrangement used by the competition. Slim body at minimum angles and small bumps can barely be seen. The electric assisted steering is coming right. Ridgeline braking performance stands out as the only dynamic error. The braking distance between 70 mph and zero is long, and we feel that the brake pedal is soft and too much movement during normal operation.