"True to its unibody underpinnings, the Ridgeline rides and handles better than the Tacoma or Colorado. New for 2017 are Amplitude Reactive Dampers as seen on the Honda Pilot, with which the Ridgeline shares a basic platform. Driven back to back, the body-on-frame trucks seem to create bumps on roads where none existed in the Ridgeline. They’re harsher and noisier in the cabin, too.
Honda quickened the steering ratio, and it inspires confidence even in novice pickup drivers simply because it feels less vague than rivals. In fact, the whole driving experience will feel extremely familiar if you’re coming from a modern crossover. The Ridgeline may look more like a truck now, but it doesn’t drive like one.
The pickup bed is 4 inches longer than before, while overall length is up 3 inches. Convenience and utility features are everywhere, from the tailgate that can swing to the side and fold down, to the lockable in-bed trunk that’s positively cavernous. Honda says it can hold a few golf bags or an 82-quart cooler. There are also eight cleats that can tie down a couple of motorcycles. Last but certainly not least is the optional in-bed audio system that uses speakers mounted behind the bed lining to create the ultimate tailgate setup." -- AutoWeek.com