This Honda Might Be the Longest Lasting Midsize Truck

Well, I know that the truck manufacturer is not the most popular of the truck manufacturers. But the Ridgeline is a legit pickup. It might actually be the longest-running midsize truck, too. That is, he deserves at least some praise. Even if it is at the bottom of the list in terms of sales for the most part.

What is the longest lasting midsize truck?

If you want the longest-lived mid-size, the Honda Ridgeline could be it. For a while, this little car was the brand’s attempt to please truck owners. But, unfortunately, he constantly comes in last place.

Ridgeline trucks have reached 200,000 miles more than any other pickup truck in the segment. And that might come as a surprise to people who prefer models like the Toyota Tacoma or Chevy Colorado.

The Honda Ridgeline is great on paper

On paper, it looks like it should be a winner. It comes with a standard V6 engine and all-wheel drive. Plus, it shares its platform with the popular Honda Pilot, which gives it a fairly comfortable ride. If someone wants a comfortable, fuel-efficient midsize truck, it looks like the Ridgeline would be the best choice.

2023 Honda Ridgeline | Honda

Because the Honda truck is one piece, it loses out on some of the capabilities that other vehicles in this segment have. This may be why they usually come last among consumers. Despite earning praise year after year from motoring journalists, that didn’t translate into a popular truck.

Will Honda update the Ridgeline?

The current Ridgeline has been around for quite some time, so it might be time for Honda to give it a refresh. After all, the brand has brought the Pilot SUV into a new generation. It makes sense for Honda to give a legitimate update to its pickup truck.

Now, it is difficult to define the form of a. It’s probably more in keeping with the design language we’ve seen in things like the Honda Civic. It could also mean the introduction of the TrailSport model.

Front corner view of the 2023 Honda Ridgeline midsize pickup truck in gray
2023 Honda Ridgeline | Honda

For folks who do their own off-roading on a Honda Ridgeline, they should probably make the adjustments themselves. But the TrailSport trim means you can get some of that from the factory. In the video below, you can see that the person is actually capable. Perhaps this kind of treatment will help make Ridgeline more popular.

Consumer Reports finally found a pickup truck it liked most of the Honda Ridgeline line

At the end of the day, consumers don’t seem to appreciate what the Ridgeline is selling. Even if it is one of the longest lasting trucks on the market today. Personally, now that the Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz are out, I think the updated Ridgeline can attract more attention.

These two trucks are both one-pieces, as is the Ridgeline. But, the Ridgeline can tow up to 5,000 pounds as standard fare. It can also tow nearly 1,600 pounds, so it’s capable of some small things.

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