The pickup truck market is on fire once again and though the stalwarts offer rigs in every imaginable configuration that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some fresh thinking. Enter the all-new, next generation 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Last seen during the 2014 model year, the flying buttress design has been jettisoned for a more traditional truck look but that’s just about where traditional truck values end. While the big boys slug it out in the payload and towing arena, the Ridgeline is all about striking a balance between need and want. It’s a midsize, perfectly suited for typical weekend warrior duty and yet engineered to be as on-road friendly as a Pilot or Odyssey – the vehicles with which it shares its unibody underpinnings.