After a two model-year hiatus, Honda's unconventional pickup has returned as a 2017 model. Still built on the same platform as the Honda Pilot, the new Ridgeline looks more conventional. It retains the unit-body construction and the dual-action tailgate that can swing sideways for easier bed access or fold down in traditional fashion. It also keeps the lockable “trunk” space below the bed floor. The standard powertrain is a slick 280-hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front- or all-wheel drive will be available. Ride and handling are more civilized than conventional pickup trucks. The available Honda Sensing safety system includes forward-collision warning with automatic braking.