I bought my RTS new exactly 8 years ago. Have 72K miles now. I've had virtually no problems. OEM Michelin tires lasted 59K miles. Rear brake pads lasted 62K miles, front pads are still original. I had A/T, power steering and cooling system serviced at 62K. Other than that and replacing the battery at 45K, I've done nothing but change the oil and the filters, which I do myself.
The truck had only one factory recall: for a heater wiring harness. Troublefree Hondas are great. I hope they bring back this model so I can reup after 12 years.
comfort, practicality, utility and Honda reliability
Bought my 2007 RTL (noNav) in July 2012. 47K miles on it - but it looks and runs like new.
Last truck was an F150 - which I loved; but life doesn't demand a full 4 x 8 bed any more.
Nothing to gripe about with the Ridgeline. I see people think the MPG could be better, but at the same time they don't find that a sticking point.
It's like driving a luxury sedan when you're on the highway. But you have the confidence of a truck both on and off road.
My mechanic, and others I spoke to can't comment on them - I have to assume that's a statement of reliability !!
2 way tailgate. (Aftermarket Tonneau Cover) . Comfortable interior with multiple cubbies and storage.
Great storage under rear seats. and they (the seats) have a great fold away capability !
In bed trunk. and Bed lighting.
I bought my Ridgeline in 2007, I had to wait for almost 3 weeks for it to be built and delivered and have been happy ever since. I have had zero issues with it, other than the required services and replacing things that wear out with use. The only 2 issues I have with it would be that I had hoped for better gas mileage (it's essentially the same as a full size F-150), and there are slight blind spots when looking to the rear sides. I've used this as an SUV and to the fullest extent of a truck and never had a single problem. With over 100K miles on it, it still drives like a new vehicle, nothing rattles or feels loose, if you didn't see the mileage, you'd never even guess it had over 100K.
*Reliability (not a single mechanical issue).
* Plenty of room inside and out.
* Plenty of tie-downs in bed.
* Drives more like a car than a truck (my girlfriend loves that).
Improving gas mileage would be a great start.
Better blind spot sight, or blind spot mirror indicators (although these may be available on the newer models).
I have owned Toyota 4x4s, GM 4x4s, new and old. I like 4 wheeling, but don't NEED to do it, so I hardly ever went 4 wheeling anymore. I wanted to buy an 07 Tundra 4x4, but couldnt afford it. I drive mostly highway miles, and take trips snowboarding and camping and use it for work hauling water around a flat city, so this truck has everything I need to make that happen. I'm verry happy with it, MPG is ok (averaging 18 MPG city/highway mixed). It's a great truck, it's weird as heck, but a good truck.
Trunk, HUGE cabin, tons of space and compartments.
All around, a great vehicle. I had never owned a truck prior to buying my used Ridgeline, as my prior vehicles have been of the high or ultra high performance coupe or sedan variety, and I have racing experience. Performance for the average driver should be more than adequate (top speed is limited to 120), it rides very smooth for a truck, and the fuel economy is fine given it has a drag coefficient of The Vatican combined with substantial mass. I wish these had been available back when my 10 year old was born!
In-Bed Trunk, versatility, great safety rating, decent gas mileage for what it is, hidden/"Easter Egg" features, airbags galore, tons of storage cubbyholes, kids love the back sliding window & the view, awesome A/C system.
My other vehicle has auto headlights and I guess I'm too used to them; this would be a handy feature. Also, although not a huge deal, I wish the truck sat about 2" higher stock for a wee bit more ground clearance, but Truxxx makes a lift kit for it.