Honda Ridgeline - Reviews, Specs, Pricing, Videos and More
In-bed storage solutions, all the truck most people need, spacious interior
Not as capable as other mid-sized trucks, dated interior, middling fuel economy
The Honda Ridgeline is more of a "lifestyle truck," perfect for people who need an open bed and more utility but want something easier to live with than a half-ton pickup.
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Hyundai Santa Cruz vs Honda Ridgeline Comparison: Generational Shift
“I guess you guys aren’t ready for that yet, but your kids are gonna love it.” – Marty McFly.
In the mid 2000s, alternative pickup trucks were all the rage. Chevrolet had the Avalanche, Ford had the Explorer Sport Trac and even Hummer got in on the action with the H2 SUT. If you’re noticing a common thread with these vehicles, it’s that none of them are still being produced. It turns out, consumers at the time didn’t see the point in trucks that were more like body-on-frame SUVs.
Now though, there’s a new breed of alternative truck in town. Sleek and efficient featuring unibody construction, the refreshed 2022 Honda Ridgeline and all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz are leading the charge and creating quite the buzz. They both promise to be lifestyle vehicles for a generation raised by an SUV status quo, but which one should you spend your actual money on? Let’s find out.
Honda Ridgeline vs Toyota Tacoma: Which Midsize Pickup is Right For You?
After the American brands all but pulled out of the midsize truck segment, the Toyota Tacoma dominated the class thanks to little competition.
The biggest competitor to the Tacoma was and continues to be the Nissan Frontier, but Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Jeep have all jumped back into the segment with traditional trucks as it has grown exponentially over the last decade.
On the other hand, Honda took a different approach to the pickup world, with the Ridgeline offering more of an SUV feel by coupling a unibody construction with the cargo bed of a midsize truck. As a result, the Ridgeline is unlike any of the other midsize pickups, but that is what has made it so attractive to owners. It offers a more car-like feel and more enclosed storage than any other midsize truck while still featuring bed space and room for five passengers.
|Price||$38,000 - $46,230|
|Fuel Economy (city/hwy)||18 mpg / 24 mpg|
|Cargo Capacity||33.9 + 7.3 cu ft|
Our Final Verdict
|Quality and Styling||7.0|