Kia just keeps them coming!! The new 2021 Kia Seltos. It competes with the HRV.
Honda needs to get on the ball before they find themselves going the way of Nissan (the Mopar of Japan). I bought a Ridgeline because I absolutely love the utility of the vehicle that is found nowhere else on the market. But I've got to be honest...if Toyota had a unibody midsize pickup with a trick tailgate and a trunk, I'd have probably wound up with one of those instead. And when it comes time to trade my wife's 2017 Ford Escape in, there's no way I'm looking at a CR-V if it still has that oil dilution 1.5 turbo fiasco and a CVT.I doubt they will ever get back to the reliability of 10 years ago-too much new tech which is software driven& will always have bugs as all software does,many more potential points of failure due to unnecessary and poorly functioning tech,more complex wiring and thousands more electrical connections,di injection with very high pressure fuel system,fuel dilution, cvts etc,etc, cars are becoming rolling play stations full of distracting and unreliable tech.Evs will reduce some of the drivetrain problems but will still have many ever changing software issues.I think 2014 was the last relatively low problem year for crv.
So far, the vast majority of reported problems and recalls for the 2017-current Ridgelines have been with the basic features that are common to all trims. There have been no recalls and few to no problems reported with features that are specific to higher trims.I'm hoping that my 2019 Ridgeline Sport is closer to the quality of the old days, since it's just a good basic truck with the tried and true 3.5 V6/6-speed combo and no nanny system tech or expensive integrated infotainment system to worry about.
When you're on a forum for several hours per day for years, you tend to get a pretty good feel for what types of problems a vehicle has. You can browse through the 2G Problems forum and get a pretty good idea as well.So are these "reported" problems a miniscule amount of owners, or are they common issues for the entire line? Because if that's the case, I might as well have bought a Dodge. I have owned several different makes of vehicles in the last 30+ years and I have NEVER had a list of problems that long with any of them. And that includes Chrysler products. Is the Ridgeline really that big of a piece of junk?
Oh well. At least I don't have to worry about the high tech stuff on top of your laundry list.
I say "bought," but I actually leased my new Ridgeline. If that list is accurate, I'm glad I did go with a lease. Bumper to bumper warranty for the entire time term of my obligation. Seems that purchasing a new vehicle these days with the intent to keep it 10+ years is not the smartest move. Maybe the age of throwaway cars is upon us.