New Honda Ridgelines
What do you think of the newer Honda Ridgelines in terms of daily driving, reliability, and a bed when you need it? I don't care about towing that much.
I'm regretting not taking a closer look at them when I bought my Accord. I love my car but I'd like the extra room.
The ONLY problem is....they "have a face only a mother could love." The exterior design is hideous and just off that it is a non-starter with the wife.
It’s a pretty good light duty truck, … plus a pretty good SUV, too! Find a good one, have it verified by a honest independent mechanic, … and you most likely will end up a very happy camper! Economy may not be as good as, … say, Accord, but you indicated truck you wanted. Yes?
Honestly the newly redesigned Ridge isn’t a bad wannabe light duty truck. The new 9 speed transmission seems promising. Id only by the brand new 2020/21 models cause the front ends look beefier than the 2019s.
Livable daily driver: check. Reliable: check. Right-size, usable bed: check.
The only thing is that the redesign for 2021 is much more trucky in appearance and will likely bring in some of the buyers who didn’t want a truck that looked like a minivan, like the 2020 model. Also, they have had some Covid delays and production has gotten a slow start. So that means supply will likely be behind demand for a while, meaning you are unlikely to get a good deal. On top of that, initial deliveries have predominantly been for the HPD package, which looks great but adds even more cost.
So, yeah, great truck, but I would wait a little while if I could.
Ridgeline's are are more like driving a minivan with a bed than a pick up truck ( I drive a Tacoma). They do have a lot of nice features and Honda reliabilty, but they are not really a truck IMO