Is the Honda Ridgeline a Real Pickup Truck?

The Honda Ridgeline is a sport utility truck (SUT) that has been on the market since 2006. It is a unibody-style truck that has some of the features of a traditional pickup truck, such as four-wheel drive and an open bed. But it’s also different from other pickup trucks in many ways, which begs the question: Is the Honda Ridgeline a real pickup truck?

The answer to this question depends on who you ask. To some people, it’s not a “real” pickup truck because it doesn’t have a separate frame and body like most traditional pickups do. This means that it doesn’t have the same amount of hauling capacity as those other trucks, so they don’t consider it to be a “true” pickup truck.

On the other hand, there are plenty of people who think that the Ridgeline is indeed a real pickup truck. They point out that it has all of the features of other pickups, such as four-wheel drive, an open bed for hauling cargo, and even an integrated trailer hitch. It also has some advantages over traditional pickups: It gets better gas mileage and is easier to maneuver in tight spaces.

So ultimately, whether or not you consider the Honda Ridgeline to be a “real” pickup truck is up to you. Some people feel strongly one way or another about its classification, but at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference.


The Honda Ridgeline is an SUT with characteristics similar to those of traditional pickups but with its own unique advantages and drawbacks. Whether or not you consider it to be a “real” pickup truck is up to you – ultimately, it comes down to personal preference.

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Susan Delgado