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vancouver island bc honda ridgeline dealerIf you are looking for a truck with a strong platform to handle the challenges of winter, slip into a 2006 Honda Ridgeline EX-L and prepare to be amazed. According to Driving.ca, the Ridgeline boasts a unibody chassis with a fully boxed frame for incredible stiffness and rigidity on Comox Valley roads.
 
In fact, unlike other option on the market, the Ridgeline’s body-on-frame chassis achieves 2.5 times better bending rigidity than the best body-on-frame compact truck. As a result, the reviewers at Driving.ca noted that the truck doesn’t become pretzel-like when it is torqued and its ride is quieter with fewer rattles, squeaks and other road noises that plague other pickups.
 
Also noteworthy is the Ridgeline’s front struts and multi-link rear suspensions, which provide a solid base for the truck to ride on. With this combination, the pickup’s dynamics are firm enough to deal with high payloads (up to 705 kg), but still cushiony to absorb ruts and bumps on winter terrain. With this kind of on-road quality, you’ll always be able to motor with confidence and enjoy decent handling, even on unpredictable topography. All this is matched with responsive steering for the utmost in control.
 
To see how the 2006 Ridgeline EX-L is well-suited for winter driving in Courtenay, B.C., contact our preowned sales team at Island Honda to arrange a test drive.