It needs a v8 if it gets better mileage and is a better design than the v6. Why a smaller motor that gets the same mileage? To be trendy and 'green' because nothing else is gained?
I absolutely hate vehicles like the Accord open air station wagon oops I mean the Ridgeline. Aside from Chuck Norris I don't know a single person that likes the vehicle.
Well, I totally love the Ridgeline.....and unlike most valueless opinions about it, I actually owned one before. And being that I ALSO owned an F150 (macho V-8, long bed, tow package) I do feel that I have the qualifications to make a valid opinion about large versus smaller trucks. Throw in my Ranger and I've got an even smaller pickup to make comparisons with. So....in the last 8 years I've owned a brand new V-8, V-6, and 4 cylinder pickups. And you know what? They were ALL great vehicles...no, great PICKUP TRUCKS. Real, usefull, and every one did what was asked and expected of it. Tops in my book and best suited to my lifestyle needs was indeed the Ridgeline. It's level of refinement was not matched by the F150 and it's certainly not an Accord in any way.
But hey....thanks for the opinion just the same.