Monday, July 25, 2011

2012 Honda Pilot and Ridgeline



Yes, just like most, I am surprised to see the Ridgeline is still around.

I don't hate it, just surprised. It's not like I see one every day. Or every week. Or even every month...
They even added a sportier RT version for the new year.

The Pilot is still ugly to me. But I won't say much more after being threatened by the designer for saying how ugly the interior was when the current generation came out.
Yes, I did received Emails daring me to a fist fight from the guy who designed it and works at Honda's Torance design studio.

But that was a while ago.
And more chrome don't really fix things.

I must say, I don't see many of these around either.

7 comments:

Rick said...

These two cars are the very definition of "lipstick on a pig".

The Ridgeline would look a lot better if Honda would just get rid of the bed's sloped sides. It never looks good on any truck. The interior and front clip need a do-over but that bed is the killer from a styling perspective.

Additionally, it gets worse mileage than most of the full sized trucks on the market and it does that with less capability.

And let's not forget that it cost more. I can get an F-150 XLT supercrew Ecoboost V6 for about $25K after discounts.

The Pilot is a slight improvement but, like many other Hondas, it is still a very very very very boring design.

sleeksilver said...

"The Pilot is still ugly to me. But I won't say much more after being threatened by the designer for saying how ugly the interior was when the current generation came out.
Yes, I did received Emails daring me to a fist fight from the guy who designed it and works at Honda's Torance design studio.

But that was a while ago.
And more chrome don't really fix things."

Hey Vince, I am a lawyer, and that is called slander.

You better be 120% confident that the email came from the designer, if not you are going to be in a whole heap of legal trouble.

I'd remove this entirely from your post to prevent legal action.

designcritic said...

The revised grille on the Pilot accomplishes absolutely nothing to make this a more a appealing looking vehicle. I would argue that it's an inferior grille design. I would love to hear some justification from the Honda designers!

FusioptimaSX said...

If that really was from the designer, then HE should have legal action taken against him. Isn't taking criticism part of being an artist? You don't see britto or peter lik threatening people.

Unknown said...

the pilot looks as if it is a block of wood. Almost a total lack of design, IMO.

Education Project said...

this would have been forward-thinking and cool as a GM(Saturn or GMC) product, 5 years ago... not as a Honda in 2011.

SalvatoreBellomo said...

I have a Honda ridgeline as my first pickup. Gas mileage is less then impressive. The design isn't usual pickup look but it is very versatile and practical for work. The pilot is most likely one of the ugliest designs around. The front end looks like a bugged put fish hit in the face w a frying pan. I see them every where.