I had a Dodge Dakota extended cab and besides the terrible gas milage, I needed a four door truck for my business.
I test drove them all, and the Ridgeline was by FAR the best riding truck out there in my opinion. The back seat has plenty of room for 2 people... 3 in a pinch.
And the trunk! It's HUGE! I can carry all my tools, groceries, (or whatever) someplace other than in the back seat now. A nice little feature is that the trunk has a drain hole so if you wanted to you could fill up the trunk with ice and fill it full of your favorite beverage. Just unscrew the drain plug when you're done and all the water drains right out.
This truck rides more like a car. Smooth. Handles dips and RR tracks very well.
The 6 cylinder has plenty of pick-up and good torque. It's not a hemi though!
I haven't determined the gas milage yet, but after a month or so of break-in I'll revise this post with my results.