This is a solid truck! When you get behind the wheel you feel like you are driving a well oiled machine. We have had, a Bronco, Blazer, Cherokee and a Navigator. The Ridgeline blows them all away. It's better and more practical than an SUV. The gas mileage is very good, especially based on the performance of the truck thus far. I drive a cadillac and for the first time I enjoy driving the other car in the family.
The hideaway lockable storage space in the bed of the truck.
There needs to be some more chrome to improve the overall appearance.
i have a new ridgeline with xm and moonroof.i was surprised as to how easy i got the dealer to accept my offer. i paid $29444.00 and that is near dealers invoice. they are dealing now as opposed to a year ago. the truck rides like a car and is very comfortable. the rear head rest i had to take off to see out the back windows.so far so good.they even dealt on an extended warranty.from 800 to 600.traded an f150 and am very happy i did. no major complaints so far.
heated seats and side mirrors lots of storage space and of course the trunk and rear tailgate.
more rear vision so you dont have to remove back seat head rests. telescopic wheel with the tilt wheel.
This is an awesome truck,fun to drive,great in the snow.Very functional use of space for interior storage.This is a real head turner,I get all kind of looks driving down the road.This truck has very good road manners with plenty of power for freeway merging or overtaking.Very comfortable and high seat positioning.Ihave had this truck for 3 weeks and love it,but have experienced a problem already which has had my truck at the dealership for 2 days now.It seems that there is a problem with one of the multiswitches which communicates with the passenger door and the brain.This little switch is drawing to much power from the battery,thus rendering the battery dead after sitting overnight.
Engine power,seat comfort,body styling,in bed trunk for water tight storage.
Higher ground clearence,more room for your left leg.Move the cruise control button to a different location.
After 3 months I have some opinions about the new Ridgeline. Overall I have few complaints. My mileage has been around 18 mpg for city and highway driving. I have had no problems of any kind with the vehicle in the first 2500 miles. There is a small problem with rear quarter visibility but with proper adjustment and use of sideview mirrors I have had no close calls. I didn't like the fact that the doors didn't unlock when the vehicle was put in park but checking the manual gave me information about how to reprogram the locks so they do now unlock when put in park. I have driven the Ridgeline in ice and snow and was able to go anywhere I needed to including very slick hills.
I drove a Lexus RX300 for 5 years and we needed a new primary vehicle. I always wanted but never had means of hauling light payloads, such as plywood, furniture, etc. I wanted a rugged vehicle, my wife still wanted comfort and goodies like the Lexus. We both like SUVs. The ridgeleine was the answer; combined all we want and need into one vehicle. I love this truck. The lockable truck is beyond useful- the composite bed is a good quality feature. The NAV system is great and has already saved me time- very reliable. The rear cabin is spacious according to passengers. The drive is responsive, peppy, and fun, albeit a little bumpy on bad roads. I recommend the truck- we parked the lexus.
Lockable trunk, dual action rear door- opens from side or top-down. First truck I've owned, and yes, I do occasionally sit on the rear door, drink beer, watch the neighbors walk by and whew my truck. I love the NAV.
I think all models, regardless of whether they have the NAV or not, should come with the compass-in- mirror. This is becasue the NAV is not always on or needed. Also, a truck at this level and price range should have DTE, gas mileage, and other readouts. Finally, the incessantly locking doors annoy.
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