The 2023 Honda Ridgeline is a little bit of an oddball pickup truck. Beneath the bodywork, the Ridgeline has extra in frequent with crossover SUVs than it does with vehicles just like the Jeep Gladiator, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. From the design to the driving expertise, the Ridgeline does not really feel like every other midsizer round. Honda up to date the Ridgeline just some years again in an effort to bridge the hole between the Ridgeline and its rivals, giving it extra aggressive styling, an up to date infotainment system and a few choices that assist make it a bit extra succesful off-road, although we’re comfortable that each one its strengths nonetheless shine by means of.
The Ridgeline’s impartial suspension means it could’t tow or haul as a lot as its rivals, however its experience consolation and driving dynamics are the most effective within the class. The inside is basically straight from the Honda Pilot, which means there’s plenty of intelligent storage choices and loads of area for first- and second-row passengers. Its V6 engine makes loads of energy but does not drink as a lot gasoline as different V6 engines. Honda additionally features a first rate array of normal in-car tech and driver aids too. We do not anticipate any vital adjustments for 2023.
Whereas it has not at all times appealed to conventional truck consumers, the Ridgeline does have loads of competitors. The Tacoma, Gladiator, Colorado and Nissan Frontier are all roughly the identical measurement because the Ridgeline, however they provide a extra conventional truck-ownership expertise with improved off-road capabilities and better towing and payload scores than the Honda. The Ridgeline has even impressed automakers to revive the small-truck section with their very own crossover-based vehicles, together with the straightforward and easy Ford Maverick and classy and considerably premium Hyundai Santa Cruz.