Did they fix the transmission issues with the Ridgeline. TFLtruck did a test comparison on it and the trans overheated on a dirt up hill during the comparison. It's basically a mini van with the back converted to a bed. No thanks.
Like the looks of the Honda over all of the other trucks, everything else appears like it is trying to make up for some inadequacies...makes ya wonder if they give you a couple bottles of Viagra with purchase.Saw a Ridgeline fall victim to the Alpine Loop this summer. Lack of clearance and underbody protection led to a punctured oil pan. And one of the P-rated tires popped and they were on the donut spare. And at the time, they were coasting down the trail (no oil in crankcase).
And the trail isn’t tough by any stretch of the imagination.
It wouldn't take much to fix the Ridgeline, lift, proper tires and low range. All of the other's have engines out of sedans too, not sure why people dog on the Honda's drive train/chassis so much. Is it because it doesn't look manly, and that effects their ego?
So what if it is based on a mini-van. I would rock one of those too if you could get 4WD with low range in them. Prolly never happen in the States since we are too concern on how we are perceived to others. Has to make 1000 ft/lbs of TQ and sit on 37" tires, right??? Or otherwise....