As all pickups should be, this all-new Ridgeline is made in the good ol’ US of A, in Alabama, and it’s abundant in cool features. Honda’s approach to this truck is grounded in they way people use trucks. Features like the in bed trunk and optional audio system in the bed, as well as a proper power outlet are just brilliant. The tailgate both folds and swings, which is pretty clever. These sorts of things take the Ridgeline from a basic pickup to something that’s massively useful.

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Ride quality, handling and creature comfort in general are excellent, really top notch and gives the Ridgeline an edge over other mid-sized pickups. With that and all of the innovative features, it has the competition beat in nearly every way.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Black Edition
Base Price: The basic Ridgeline starts at $36,590
As Tested: $48,590 for the fully kitted Black Edition
Notable Options: Premium interior package, $4,000; metallic/pearl paint, $300
Drivetrain: 3.5-litre V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, all wheel drive
Performance: 12 litres per 100 km in mixed driving
VVUZZ Recommended: For those drivers looking for a high-utility, mid-sized truck with car-like refinement.

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Published on Dec 14, 2016