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, Honda created a crew-cab configuration based on its popular Pilot SUV. The resulting vehicle became the Ridgeline, a 5-passenger truck with a carlike ride, good handling and safety reviews, and fuel efficiency on par with most mid-size SUVs. Because its body is welded to form a single unit (as opposed to a separate body attached to a rigid frame), the 2014 Ridgeline can be fitted with a more sophisticated independent suspension. The Ridgeline's suspension is the principal reason it drives so well, with excellent steering response, minimal body roll and comfortable, controlled ride. The 2014 Honda Ridgeline's 3.5-liter V6 engine is a proven powerplant that has no problem moving the 4,500-pound truck. The 5,000lb. tow-friendly approach gives the Ridgeline extraordinary torsional rigidity, and helps the frame fight twisting during the stress of hauling, towing or off-road driving.The 2014 Honda Ridgeline truck also features a very clever mini-trunk beneath the bed's floor, something no other pickup offers. The 2014 Honda Ridgeline's interior is highly functional, with lots of little storage bins throughout the cabin and a rear seat bottom that can be folded up allowing storage of a mountain bike, antique book case or anything else you don't want to leave exposed in the Ridgeline's bed. The 2014 Honda Ridgeline continues to add to the original Ridgeline's success, adding more features consumers want while remaining the only vehicle of its kind in the segment.