2008 Honda Ridgeline Review
The Ridgeline delivers superior handling and unique cargo possibilities and holds up Honda's solid reputation for reliability and value. However, it only offers a V6 engine, and some reviewers have complained of rear visibility issues.
With its car-like handling, spacious five-passenger cabin and Honda nameplate, the 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a good choice for people who need some of the capabilities of a truck, but aren't ready to commit to a big rig. A lure for many buyers will be innovative features like an in-bed trunk and a dual-action tailgate. However, its car-based construction and lack of four wheel drive (the Ridgeline has all-wheel drive) means that it isn't as strong for towing and off-roading as a conventional truck is. Price is also a downside: though the Ridgeline comes fully loaded, it does not come cheap. Buyers may save a little money at the gas station: the Ridgeline has the best estimated gas mileage in the class.
- "The Ridgeline is unapologetically aimed not at mythical blue-collar Bubbas, but at the middle-class people who actually buy many of the pickups sold today: white-collar professionals in green suburbs, in blue states as well as red ones." -- The
- "For most of us, it's all the truck we need." --
- "Of vehicles in its size class, we can't think of any others that deliver a more comprehensive menu of all-around utility attributes." -- Car and Driver
- "There are expensive models of all pickups, but there are only expensive Ridgelines." -- The