2017 Honda Ridgeline
Honda’s first Ridgeline, which came out in 2006, was rejected by truck buyers for looking too much like a car. The new version is has the more traditional, macho truck feel, yet includes plenty of creature comforts. This fits the bill for someone who wants the utility of a truck but craves a smooth car-like ride and the ability to fit into the family garage. John Mendel, executive vice president of Honda, said it’s a “real truck” with the largest cabin space in the mid-sized segment. It also has the largest bed space in its class. The interior is luxurious; you can’t tell you’re in a truck until you look at the back. Another nice feature: speakers that play in the bed, so you can rock out to your favorite jams while you’re loading the bed with cargo. It’s capable, yet car friendly.