The Honda Ridgeline may be more refined than anything else this size with a pickup bed, but it's likely you'll find a better deal with a mid-size pickup.
The Toyota Tacoma is probably a better choice for frugal shoppers; resale values are good, and performance and fuel economy are decent with the standard four-cylinder engine.
This year the Tacoma gets a light reskin and a new infotainment system, too.
The Nissan Frontier is a better alternative.
It looks rugged and can be configured with regular or extended cabs, and can be outfitted for full-time off-road duty.
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|15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Gas I4||N/A|
|4WD Crew Cab RT||2WD King Cab I4 Manual S||2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (GS)||2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (GS)||N/A|
|Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A|
|Crew Cab||King Cab||Regular Cab||Regular Cab||N/A|
|Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual||N/A|