I have owned every truck brand sold in America and the Ridgeline, hands down is the best driving truck I have had. The roads here are rough and slick in winter and this truck handles excellent on icy, snowy roads. The back end stays stable and it stops on a dime, without even changing to all winter tires. I agree this isn't a brute to take out on bad dirt roads, but for occasional truck needs and an everyday commuter, this is an excellent choice in all winter conditions Alaska has thrown at it.
Lots of storage, inside back seat area great for dogs, hidden trunk awesome, and the bed has more space than i thought. AWD works awesome!
Automatic headlamps, some controls awkward and could be placed in better locations