Re: Ridgeline - 2013, 14 & 15 - the future.
Well, most don't like change, but with the sales problem this truck has, it has to change to remain viable. Competing with the big boys did not work out. Trying to make a smarter truck did not work out. They need something more cutting edge and revolutionary and not just a few good rethink ideas. IRS was good for ride and handling but not hauling. Swing gate was good, trunk in bed was good. Composite bed was lighter but maybe can't take abuse as well. There are only so many non truck, truck guys. PLUS, UGLY sheetmetal was a love it or hate it, mostly hate it which led to poor sales. Guys want tough and muscular, not bland Accord. No trouble selling RAPTORS at $60k for FORD.
Keep the performance and ride, keep the bed dimensions and length, tighten it up, make it aggressive looking, lighten it a little and get a little more ump with better technololgy and they have a hit. Tweaking this design will mean death to it in the near future. The interior in my RIDGE always seemed huge with the center being way larger than need be.
Just saying, they need to find a better niche, this ain't it.