Is the new Ridgeline “truck enough” to compete with the Chevy Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma? According to Consumer Reports, only time will tell.
And by time, they mean sales, as putting a dent in the Colorado’s dominance of the compact pickup segment seems like a tall order for any truck, let alone one with such a low maximum towing rating.
On the flip side, the 2017 Ridgeline, as concluded from our own review, is more refined than its rivals and has a nicer interior, but in the end, it comes down to customers and what they expect from a truck that’s probably not going to do any heavy duty lifting.
In this video, the reviewer also points out that despite its disadvantages, the Ridgeline can still handle plenty of truck-like duties and according to Honda, compact truck buyers should be satisfied with that level of utility.
Another interesting aspect concerning this car is that you can only get it in a 4-door crew cab style body, as opposed to a Chevy Colorado which is available as a 2-door Extended Cab Long Box model, but also a Crew Cab Short Box and Crew Cab Long Box.
Let us know how you feel about the Ridgeline after watching the review for yourself.