2012 Honda Ridgeline: Energetic Road Companion

July 3rd, 2012 by

The 2012 Honda Ridgeline gives consumers a compromise between a compact pickup truck and a full-sized pickup truck in terms of performance, comfort, and price tag.  It gives a very smooth and comfortable ride like almost that of when you are riding an SUV. Interior storage is excellent and engine capacity is more than adequate for daily driving whether you are off to work or for an adventure weekend with the boys.  Fuel economy is slightly better than last year’s edition.

Honda now also offers the Sports trim level that is luxurious and sporty at the same time.  Overall, the 2012 Honda Ridgeline is a very solid and sensible package with a look designed to meet the needs of most users whether for family or recreational use.  These, together with Honda’s solid reputation for reliability makes this vehicle among the top choices in its class.

Honda maintained the polarizing exterior silhouette with this year’s edition but revamped its interior.  Critics and consumers alike are saying that Honda did, in fact, very well with the many in-cabin storage options and lockable in-bed trunk.

Assembly quality is definitely top notch with a very clean and practical design that will suit almost everyone.  Instrument panel is very typical of the Honda design and everything is practically clear and easy to read.

Performance is nothing but great for the 2012 Honda Ridgeline.  The features that won the heart of automotive critics are the smooth V6 and the outstanding handling it provides.

The smooth and agile performance with a rewarding steering mostly accounts for the car-like drive that consumers love.

Given that this vehicle offers only a single drivetrain configuration, consumers need not worry as this is the best non-compact truck there is in the market today.  Powertrain is a 3.5-liter V6 with five-speed automatic transmission and a standard four-wheel drive.  This, therefore, gets an EPA rating of 15/21 mpg city/highway, which are, fairly respectable numbers already for a pickup truck.