I have had my 2007 Honda RidgeLine for over a year now and put on close to 19k miles on it. I am extremely pleased with the performance, quality, ride, comfort and extensive flexibility this truck has to offer. Once again Honda has proven that it stands for very high quality and thus its reputation as one of the most reliable and innovative auto manufacturers in the world.
In-Bed trunk, VTM-4 All Wheel drive system, spacious interior, comfortable ride, decent fuel economy for a truck.
17 inch wheels. Would have been nice if it came with atleast 18 inch wheels.
My Ridgeline has been in the shop 5 times and counting. The dealer has been somewhat reluctant to believe my problems, until I took the shop foreman for a test ride. Problems include: 1) trans light 2) trans light again 3)instrument cluster replaced - resulting in 4) squeaky dashboard 5) dashboard now squeaks in two places... Honda regional representative will not give you a straight answer or tell you who her superior is. I HOPE TO LEMON LAW MY RIDGELINE, GET MY $ BACK, AND WILL NEVER BUY FROM HONDA AGAIN !!!!!
With a family of 5 and a house to take care of, this truck does it all. 3 kids (all under 12) fit in the back with plenty of room to spare. The trunk can fit a bag of soccer balls and lawn chairs, or a full trip's worth of bags from the grocery store. The bed is perfect for runs to the dump. You sit up high and feel safe. The wife's Odyssey will always be the go-to family vehicle, but having something I can tow the family and all of our bikes with, is a great thing indeed.
In-bed trunk (can't imagine buying a truck without it). Rainy days: kid's backpacks fit in, so I don't have to worry about cramming everything in the cab.
Radio (reception is sub-par). My civic of 12 years did a much better job than this one. Gas mileage: average 18mpg 60/40 hwy/city mix. Expecting a little better.
Purchased the Ridgeline in May '07. PROS: In-bed locking trunk, good handling and great turn radius for a truck, extremely comfortable and roomy interior with extra roomy center console, decent power from V6. CONS: Horrrible gas mileage (under suggested sticker), terrible blind spots making it very hard to see to your left, right, or rear, base stereo system lacks any mids (I have heard better quality from a ham radio), seems like you have to gas it to accelerate at a decent pace. All in all, it's a very good vehicle if you don't mind forking out loads of cash for gas or backup or change lanes often. Those two issues are enough to have me trading it in this week.
Overall a good vehicle. I just have a continuous noise from the "dash" area on the right side. The dealership had the truck for three weeks trying to solve the noise. They removed the windshield, tore apart the dash, passenger A pillar. Nothing worked. Regional rep came heard the noise and said "Normal for a truck. It is result of body flex." I have owned over 20 vehicles and never had this noise--even in a car you could see flex. Result is Honda will do nothing for me. Dealership I feel really tried to help.
Nice comfortable ride, good gas mileage for a truck.