Honda Ridgeline — Created for weekend tasks and adventures

 By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

It seems incredible that Honda’s first foray into the pickup truck world — the un-truck-like Ridgeline with a unibody chassis — is into its fifth model year and has been in showrooms for the better part of six years.

Honda Insight — Not much downside to this hybrid

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Price is going to sell the all-new 2010 Honda Insight hybrid sedan.

If the Insight is as appealing to tire kickers as the segment leader and king of all things green, the Toyota Prius, the cash savings — which could amount to thousands — will put shoppers behind the wheel in droves.

Honda Accord Crosstour — expanding the fastback crossover segment

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

It’s hard to top the feeling that a Honda vehicle imparts on the driver, whether it’s a simple commute to work or a coast-to-coast family vacation.

Honda models such as the Accord, Odyssey and Pilot are solid and comfortable. They provide entertaining driving dynamics. They are indeed the right stuff for the frugal family or for anyone who desires an outstanding ride at an affordable price. And the Honda Civic is perhaps the best compact currently in production.