The Honda Ridgeline wants to be taken seriously as a truck, it really does. And right now, there’s a war of the beds among the two biggest names in trucks.
Honda decided last week to join in the bed toughness debate going on between Chevrolet and Ford with its own video showing the strength of the 2017 Ridgeline‘s holding space. Both take roughly 50 landscaping blocks that weigh on average 15 pounds and are jagged and beat up a truck’s bed. The Silverado is steel, the F-150’s aluminum, but the Ridgeline uses a composite material that doesn’t rust or dent when beat up.
I saw roughly the same demonstration last month when I drove the new Ridgeline in Texas, so it’s safe to say what Honda shows in the video can be duplicated in real life.
Which I suppose is good, if you buy a truck to throw blocks into. See for yourself in the video below.