CC Outtake: 2018 Honda Ridgeline – The Pickup For Prius Owners

As you well know by now, the Prius is very popular in Eugene, especially in my neighborhood. But even Prius owners are not immune to the growing popularity of trucks. So when I saw this driveway tableau a couple of blocks from my house the other day, I had to peel off a shot.

The Ridgeline is the thoughtful, considerate and responsible choice in a pickup truck; the perfect counterpart to the Prius, even if it’s not available with a hybrid drive train. But given the tightening CAFE regulations, that’s probably just a matter of time.

The irony is that although the gen2 Ridgeline is every bit the sales dud its predecessor was, a substantial percentage of pickup buyers would be quite well served by it, given how many pickups are actually used. But what’s logic got to do with it, unless you’re a Prius driver to start with?