As many owners found out the hard way, though, not keeping a steady eye on maintenance and oil changes proved costly, as engine sludge build up sent a number of these Japanese engines to an early grave. If engine sludge didn’t affect the engine, another killer proved to be head gasket failures with cracks in the aluminum heads that caused overheating issues.
Buyers are best-served by choosing the EX-L level to get the V6. A Honda Crosstour EX-L with the V6 motor is equipped with 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, Honda’s LaneWatch blind spot monitoring system, dual-zone automatic climate control, power front seats, Bluetooth connectivity, leather upholstery (heated in the front), forward collision and lane departure warning systems, and satellite radio. Original buyers had the option to add a voice-activated hard drive-based nav system.
The upcoming 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e is proof that even badges and nameplates with historically significant off-road emphasis are capable of evolving into eco-minded vehicles. The Land Rover lineup has been top-notch both in terms of luxury and power offerings in recent years; two ideas which lend themselves to the hybrid-electric philosophy. That’s one of the reasons why this British automaker’s move doesn’t come as a surprise. The fourth generation Range Rover is determined to leave its successor with a legacy, it would seem.
By 2014, the Ridgeline was available in five trim levels. The RTS trim offers a near perfect balance of price and comfort, though. You can expect to find a Ridgeline RTS equipped with 17 inch alloys, a power-sliding rear window, a rearview camera, automatic dual-zone climate control, power accessories, a power driver’s seat, steering wheel mounted audio controls, and an upgraded audio system with a six-CD changer.