Maybe it was just an early warning, but the guys were too scared to break anything and have to pay so they didn't want to push, which is too bad really because it doesn't reflect the real limits of the vehicles they're reviewing if they don't push.The other ones not in or without a low range probably did, too - they just don't have transmission temperature warnings like the Ridgeline has.
For me, the comments at the end were revealing about the RLII: "It's not off-road worthy." Agree with their opinions regarding the efficacy of the RLII's on-road capabilities, but I need the off-road. Still waiting on some serious winter/snow tests to make up my mind.
This is whySorry but how can they not bash the RL? An awd car could have made it further. I love my BE but that was disappointing to see.