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Comfort will be an issue
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2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Dead pedal prevents me from extending my left leg whilst driving and there is no room between the dead pedal and the brake to extend my left leg. (Emergency brake is too obtrusive as well.) Arm rests for driver are too small and wimpy...I would have preferred a large ratcheting cushion over the center bin. Rear seat room is very limited when I have the driver's seat set to my liking. No memory features for seats AND mirrors. Center console information system is too unwieldy. EXCELLENT cabin isolation! Why oh why did the Honda marketing/sales geniuses decide that Canada should get the vented front seats and the USA only gets the heated ones???? Common Honda, enlighten the masses on that great call!


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Roomy and Smooth
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By joe Russo
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2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab RTL 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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The interior crew cab is the most roomy and comfortable of all the competition. And the ride and power are awesome. Also the most quiet. No the most macho truck but definatley the smartest


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Great features and driving
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Kevin Davies
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2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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The truck has great visibility, features, handling, and comfort. It combines the feel of driving an SUV or crossover, with a bed. If I wanted a semi, I'd buy one. So, the people that feel that it's 'not a real truck' - whatever, enjoy your 3 mpg and stepladder mounted to the side. You haul the same amount as I do in all likelihood... but yes, I might want something larger if I was towing a yacht or megacamper, or concrete, or something. Then, consider a megatruck.


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Unique Truck With Lots To Like, But Not Perfect
338 of 340 people found this review helpful
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By chris
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2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab RTL-E 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Performance is excellent / very strong acceleration from 0-60 in the high RPM range, but on demand low end power could be improved. It's capable (floor the gas and it's a rocket), but the power isn't readily available due to transmission hanging out in low range for MPG. A manual shifter would alleviate, but alas the only option is locking in D4. Steering/handling remains a Honda strength and is exceptional, as this truck drives like a car. It also rides like a Honda, which is to say a bit on the stiff side (this isn't your grandma's Buick), but the tuning makes the bumps tolerable, and a worthwhile tradeoff in order to achieve the handling prowess. Storage is unmatched, you really can fit a golf bag under the rear seat (I didn't believe it, but it's true), and the rear trunk is of course, unique and very useful. Touch screen is a bit of a pain, no one touch mute or analog volume dial. I suppose the argument is that the steering wheel controls should be used, but muting is not instantaneous. The touch screen menus are also not the most intuitive. Although the E trim has top of the line "premium" sound, the high frequencies leave something to be desired, as off the shelf after market components I installed on old truck beats this new premium stereo (not by a lot, but by enough to note it). MPG is as stated on the sticker, or slightly higher, but not much. Others have noted 30+ MPG highway, but that is a myth, as the average MPG gauge on this truck (as well as some of the 2016 Pilot's) OVERSTATE by ~2 MPG. Suggestion, always verify your MPG using a calculator at the gas pump. Headlights are aimed too high as I keep getting flashed by opposing drivers with my dims on (this is adjustable though). Front seat headrests are poorly positioned (too far forward). I actually had to remove my drivers head rest, felt like my head was tilted forward 24/7. HVAC is top notch, heats and cools quickly, and controls are, dare I say, perfect. Front ground clearance is more light SUV than "truck", however, the front air dam is flexible rubber instead of hard plastic, meaning, you can scrape it and it bends instead of breaks. I tested this out through a creek bed and scraped the air dam (not on purpose, haha) and it came out with some grass on it, but no damage. Instrument cluster is a let down, has an analog tach, but a digital speedo. I guess this comes down to taste, but I'd rather have analog on both. The real time MPG is nearly worthless, not granular enough, and very difficult to read. If anything should have been digital, it's that. Interior lights are narrow (like a spotlight). Cannot see anything in the door or on the left of dash at night with the front interior lights. Chimes from the cluster sound a bit tinny. Power rear sliding window works great. Mirror defroster works great (less than a minute). The USB ports only work with car in ACC or ON. Come on Honda, this is a truck right? (granted, there are a lot of ports though). The spare tire (while not "full size") is in the trunk and away from the elements. This may not seem like a big deal until 5-10 years later and you have a flat. Trust me when I tell you not being able to remove the spare tire on your rusted out undercarriage of a truck will have you saying a few choice words...been there, done that. Rear camera works good with the multiple top down viewing angles. Makes hitching up a trailer very easy (although the resolution on it is not great). The truck tows well, and pulls my 2500 lb boat like it's barely there. The driver assist technology is semi-useful, but a bit gimmicky at the same time. Lane keeper actually will drive the car for you, even around moderate curves, however, it doesn't work well on sloped pavement as it drifts onto the line before correcting. On level pavement, it stays dead true. It also only stays on for 15 seconds before it makes you touch/grab the wheel for a second (then the 15 seconds restarts). The blind spot detection might help terrible drivers who don't pay attention, but that's about it. The single most useful feature is probably the adaptive cruise, which actually works, but I would like to see more configuration options on distance from preceding vehicle. Road departure does enable on time, but I can't see how it would ever prevent a car from actually departing the roadway on, say, a curve, as it's just not strong enough, and it would likely be too late for a dozing driver to awaken and self correct as the car is already headed off the road by that time.


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Love our ridgeline
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Virginia
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2017 Honda Ridgeline Crew Cab RTL-T 4dr Crew Cab AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


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Comfortable roomy great storage.


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