Used Car: 2014 Honda Ridgeline Review
Test drivers liked the 2014 Honda Ridgeline's comfortable, car-like ride and unique in-bed trunk and tailgate design.
The 2014 Ridgeline comes standard with a V6 engine, and most reviewers said it produces plenty of power. A few critics mentioned that the five-speed automatic transmission sometimes shifts unexpectedly. All-wheel drive is standard, and fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 15/21 mpg city/highway, which is comparable to that of the Ridgeline's V6-powered, four-wheel drive rivals. According to auto journalists, the Ridgeline has an impressively comfortable ride for a truck.
The 2014 Honda Ridgeline comes only as a five-seat crew cab pickup truck. A few critics said that rear visibility is poor. The rear seats, they added, are a bit small and have little padding. Test drivers said the cabin is built with a number of hard plastics, though some mentioned that this is fairly commonplace among compact pickup trucks. There is a lockable trunk built into the bottom of the truck bed, and the tailgate is hinged so that it can be either lowered or swung open to one side. Most reviewers were taken with these unique bed features. A rearview camera and a six-speaker audio system are standard, while features like Bluetooth, satellite radio, a power sunroof, navigation and dual-zone automatic climate control are available.
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Other Trucks to Consider
The 2014 Toyota Tacoma is available in a range of cab styles, including a crew cab that earned praise for its spacious rear seats. Reviewers agreed that the Tacoma's available automatic transmission is responsive and shifts smoothly.
According to test drivers, the 2014 Nissan Frontier has strong acceleration with its available V6 engine, and they were pleased with the performance of the available five-speed automatic transmission. Most critics also liked the Frontier's controlled handling and comfortable ride.