Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Darling's is a family-owned business that has been serving the people of Maine since 1903. Our secret to success is simple. We treat our customers well, we stand by our products and we give back to our employees and our community. These core principles were established at Darling's from the very beginning and they're woven into everything we do to this day.Awards:* JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, Initial Quality Study (IQS), Vehicle Dependability Study * 2014 KBB.com Brand Image AwardsKelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards are based on the Brand Watch(tm) study from Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. Award calculated among non-luxury shoppers. For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.Reviews:* Above-average ride and handling; roomy and comfortable cabin; dent-resistant bed with innovative trunk compartment and two-way tailgate. Source: Edmunds* Occasionally you could use a pickup but are turned off by a truckâ€™s roughness, noise, handling and fuel consumption. You donâ€™t necessarily haul a lot, but a truck would be handy; you just donâ€™t want the harsher side of truck ownership on a daily basis. Hence, the 2014 Honda Ridgeline. Source: KBB.com* When it came time to enter the compact/mid-size pickup-truck market, Honda took a decidedly different approach. Rather than bringing another body-on-frame pickup to the market Source: The Manufacturer Summary
The Ridgeline comes in four trim levels--RT, Sport, RTS and RTL and SE--and they are all powered by a 3.5L, 250-hp V6 engine that makes 247 lb-ft of torque and utilizes a drive-by-wire electric throttle. The engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission featuring a locking rear differential. The Ridgeline features a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and a 1,500-pound payload capacity. The Ridgeline can credit its independent suspension and closed-box frame for its smooth ride and tough capabilities. It comes with a slew of standard safety features, such as 3-point seatbelts for all five seats, air bags all around, anti-lock brakes, stability assist with traction control, brake assist and tire pressure monitoring. All of those features are standard across the board. The base-level RT has air conditioning with an air filtration system, power everything, cruise control and a 6-speaker audio system with MP3 playback. The Sport adds 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, an upgraded stereo and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The RTS adds a security system, privacy glass, dual-zone climate controls and a more powerful 7-speaker stereo system with controls on the steering wheel. Like the RTL, it comes with a trailer harness. The RTL includes everything from the RTS, plus a moonroof, heated mirrors, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, HomeLink and XM satellite radio. It's also the only trim level to offer an optional navigation system, which also adds Bluetooth connectivity and a programmable multi-information display. A new-for-2014 Special Edition (SE) trim, is based on the RTL, and adds unique 18-inch alloy wheels and a few exterior styling touches.