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 |  Jun 19 2014, 10:32 AM

Midsize Pickup: Honda Ridgeline


In the Midsize Pickup category, the Honda Ridgeline beat out the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma, which both tied for second place. Powering the Honda Ridgeline is a 3.5-liter V6 with 250 hp and a five-speed automatic transmission. The V6 allows the Ridgeline to return 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. The Honda Ridgeline comes standard with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, side-seat mounted airbags, curtain first and second row overhead airbags, ABS and driveline traction control and four-wheel drive.

  • chavitz

    From my past observation, J.D. Power is a very dubious and manipulative auto research company. It seems any automaker can pay the company for better publicity in a timely J.D. Power study report. Yeah, J.D. Power uses data from consumers, but how does it get the data, how does it process the data, and is its data subject to public auditing ? No one knows, except J. D. Power itself , because J.D. Power owns and operates its Secret Magic Black Data Box Machine in the name of scientific data-based research.

  • chavitz

    In general, consumer report in auto quality publishing is way more objective and trustworthy

  • Louis

    Both are superficial representations of actual vehicle quality.

  • Max Bork

    Actually no, Consumer Reports is actually reports from consumers and can not be bought ….

  • chavitz

    Well you are talking about superficial representation, which I think is as far as a data-based study/report can go, but I’m here talking about Hoax.