Although millions of full-size pickup trucks are sold each year, only a fraction of them actually see an off-road trail, a large travel trailer or a boat ramp. The rest are daily drivers that make an occasional trip to the hardware store for 2x4s and patio furniture. For those consumers who desire a less bulky, less thirsty alternative that can still handle those occasional jobs, there's the Honda Ridgeline, a four-door ("crew cab") pickup that combines elements of a car and a truck in one easy-to-drive package.
With two rows of comfortable seating, plentiful storage cubbies, sound ergonomics and a relatively manageable size, the Honda Ridgeline is a viable option as the sole family vehicle. While the cabin provides sedan-like comfort, the cargo bed effortlessly transports things such as camping gear or lawn supplies. If all you really need is the passenger space of an SUV and the utility of a pickup truck, the Ridgeline is an excellent choice.