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Class: Compact Pickup
Miles Driven: 243
Fuel Used: 12.0 gallons
If you applied the famed “Which one is not like the others?” Mensa question to the compact-pickup class, the obvious answer would be … Honda’s Ridgeline.
Or at least, it used to be. Introduced for 2006, the Ridgeline was discontinued after 2015–though Honda acknowledged at the time that a redesigned version was on the way. That replacement appears this June as a 2017 model, boasting many of the same attributes and some interesting new features, but with a decidedly different look.
Hyundai’s Santa Cruz concept would be unique in the market if produced today now that the Honda Ridgeline is out of production. A crossover-based pickup, it’s more carlike than traditional compact pickups, which by and large aren’t that “compact” any more.
This is the second in a series of articles about cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs that we think more people should consider purchasing.
Honda Ridgeline sales in calendar 2011: 9,759
Rival sales during the same time period:
The 2019 New York International Auto Show is just around the corner, and Volkswagen will be displaying a concept version of a vehicle it says it doesn’t intend to bring to the United States market… at least not yet. The VW Tarok pickup concept was first shown at the San Paolo International Motor Show in Brazil late last year, and a production version is slated to go on sale in South America in the near future.
‘What took you so long?”
That was one of the first questions raised during the preview for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator, voiced by someone (OK … me) who used to own a Jeep Scrambler pickup — and has been anxiously awaiting the versatile vehicle’s second coming.
Is 200,000 miles the new 100,000 miles? Maybe not, but the number of vehicles reaching the 200,000-mile mark seems to be on the rise. According to the analysts at vehicle-retail site iSeeCars.com, just under one percent of all cars, crossovers, SUVs, and pickup trucks will go that distance–presumably to the delight of their owners.