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Reviews of both the Honda CR-V and Pilot have been nothing less than stellar and Honda has been named America's Best SUV Brand by U.S News and World Report, for two years running. These recently refreshed versions have seen upgraded technology, more premium features and sales have climbed significantly over the first 10 months of 2018.
 

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This is just another bread and butter product from Honda and its only going to push their sales numbers higher. Since it will be reusing an existing platform, there wont be much risk in buying into the first generation either.
 

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The real winner will be once we get a Honda version of the RDX. So far models like the new Passport will help contribute to a stronger Honda SUV future with these global-ready products; CR-V, Passport, etc.
 

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That's great news, because this will be my first Honda (purchased by me for me) since my 1985 Prelude (which I had over 10 years and loved)..
 

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This is just another bread and butter product from Honda and its only going to push their sales numbers higher. Since it will be reusing an existing platform, there wont be much risk in buying into the first generation either.
Was thinking the same. Should be a good first gen purchase with low risk
 

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I wonder if the Passport also shares some of the same Interior Quality that the Ridgeline has?
In USN ratings from Dec-2018, the 2019 Ridgeline was rated Number 2, compared to ALL the trucks out there (including Full-size trucks), FYI: Number 1 was the Dodge Ram 1500.
LINK: https://cars.usnews.com/cars-trucks/pickup-trucks-with-the-nicest-interiors
I heard that electrical issues have also been present in the Ridgeline.
Not exactly motivating when other options are on the table... dare I say Toyota.
 

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It wouldn't be cheap to buy into a newer Tacoma or 4Runner, especially in the new TRD guise. The Ridgeline also has pretty lackluster fuel economy and towing capacity.
 

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It wouldn't be cheap to buy into a newer Tacoma or 4Runner, especially in the new TRD guise. The Ridgeline also has pretty lackluster fuel economy and towing capacity.
The 2020 Ridgeline refresh will be very good. It needs it desperately.
 

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Have you see the Kelly Blue Book list of the Best-buy 2019 vehicles in 14 different categories?
https://www.kbb.com/car-news/best-buy-awards/2100000577/

Strange how Honda won in 6 different categories (2 in SUV)! While Ford and Hyundai won in 2 each and there was not a Nissan, Toyota, Mazda or Subaru on their list..

I'll bet they (Nissan, Toyota, Mazda or Subaru) are all pissed...
 

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Have you see the Kelly Blue Book list of the Best-buy 2019 vehicles in 14 different categories?
https://www.kbb.com/car-news/best-buy-awards/2100000577/

Strange how Honda won in 6 different categories (2 in SUV)! While Ford and Hyundai won in 2 each and there was not a Nissan, Toyota, Mazda or Subaru on their list..

I'll bet they (Nissan, Toyota, Mazda or Subaru) are all pissed...
stevenD I was also pleased to see so many Honda's represented in the 2019 KBB Best Buy categories. However, in their lineup of, subcompact SUV, compact SUV, midsize SUV, and full-size SUV where would the PP fit in?
 

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stevenD I was also pleased to see so many Honda's represented in the 2019 KBB Best Buy categories. However, in their lineup of, subcompact SUV, compact SUV, midsize SUV, and full-size SUV where would the PP fit in?

Supposedly the PP is a Mid-Size 1-Row SUV, which is sort of a tweener stuck between Compact SUVs and Mid-Size 2-Row SUVs. There are other 1-Row Mid-Size SUVs, like 4Runner, Cherokee, Edge, Blazer, Outback, and Murano, but they all have different features and strengths so it mucks up any chance of 1-on-1 comparisons...

It's easy to compare 2-row Mid-Size SUVs like the Pilot, Highlander and a Ascent.

If KBB had compared those 5 Mid-Size 1-Row SUV's, I'm reasonably sure the PP would have also been #1...

Also: it's kind like the comparisons of the Ridgeline to other Mid-Size Trucks (Tacoma, Ranger, Gladiator, Frontier, Colorado), in the Street-only comparisons, the Ridgeline kills it, they love the features, and the super smooth ride, but the more "off-road" the comparisons go, the farther back the Ridgeline falls...

cheers...
 

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Supposedly the PP is a Mid-Size 1-Row SUV, which is sort of a tweener stuck between Compact SUVs and Mid-Size 2-Row SUVs. There are other 1-Row Mid-Size SUVs, like 4Runner, Cherokee, Edge, Blazer, Outback, and Murano, but they all have different features and strengths so it mucks up any chance of 1-on-1 comparisons...

It's easy to compare 2-row Mid-Size SUVs like the Pilot, Highlander and a Ascent.

If KBB had compared those 5 Mid-Size 1-Row SUV's, I'm reasonably sure the PP would have also been #1...

Also: it's kind like the comparisons of the Ridgeline to other Mid-Size Trucks (Tacoma, Ranger, Gladiator, Frontier, Colorado), in the Street-only comparisons, the Ridgeline kills it, they love the features, and the super smooth ride, but the more "off-road" the comparisons go, the farther back the Ridgeline falls...

cheers...
stevenD, your analysis is spot on, thanks.
 
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