The Best Vehicles for New Homeowners

If you’re a new homeowner here in the Midwest (congratulations!) we’ll bet that there are some home improvement projects on your DIY to-do list. Such is life, right?

For home improvement DIYers, you’ll want a vehicle that makes life easier. Here are picks for the best trucks and SUVs that every new owner should consider having in their driveway.

Honda Ridgeline

Ridgeline for Sale Near Me

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline for sale near Dayton is one of the best trucks for home improvements thanks to its unsurpassed versatility and a long list of innovative and exclusive features.

Rugged Styling Meets Practical Versatility 

Don’t let Ridgeline’s handsome good looks fool you. Completely redesigned for 2021, the Ridgeline’s rugged and sporty exterior perfectly complements its practical versatility. From its more aggressive front end to its chrome-tipped dual exhausts, the refreshed Ridgeline radiates a bold and distinctive personality.  

Whether you’re remodeling the kitchen or taking your off-road toys for a backroads adventure, you’ll appreciate the new 2021 Ridgeline’s many innovative features that put it miles ahead of the competition. 

Lockable In-Bed Trunk® 

2021 Honda Ridgeline Trunk

Not only does it keep your personal belongings safe, but the Ridgeline’s unique Lockable In-Bed Trunk is both washable and waterproof, so you can even use it as an ice chest. Fill it with ice and cold drinks to stay hydrated when working on exterior DIY projects around the house. 

Industry-First Dual-Action Tailgate 

Best Truck Tailgate

The Ridgeline’s industry-first Dual-Action Tailgate gives you the option of opening it to the side like a door or use it in the traditional down position. Either way, you’ll get easy access to the Ridgeline’s tough composite truck bed that can handle even the most demanding loads. 

Truck Bed Audio 

New Ridgeline for Sale Dayton

Want to listen to your favorite playlist while painting your home’s exterior, working in the yard, or cleaning the gutters? How about when you’re not working, like at the campsite or a tailgate party? The Ridgeline’s exclusive, available Truck Bed Audio System obliges by turning the Ridgeline’s Lay Flat Truck Bed into a giant speaker system. 

Plus, the Ridgeline’s available 150-watt/400-watt truck-bed outlet lets you plug in everything from power tools to TVs. 

Rough and Ready 

For homeowners who live off the beaten path in rural Ohio, you can count on the Ridgeline’s available i-VTM4® All-Wheel-Drive system with Intelligent Traction Management to get you to your destination and home again in a variety of terrains and weather conditions, including snow, mud, and sand. The Ridgeline’s advanced AWD has been tested and proven in some of the country’s most extreme winter weather.

2021 Honda Passport SUV 

2021 Honda Passport for Sale Dayton

Honda’s supremely versatile and supremely spacious new 2021 Honda Passport is the perfect choice for homeowners looking for the best AWD SUV for home improvement projects. It combines a bold and athletic new look, seating for up to five adults, and an array of ingenious features to make your new DIY home improvement project a breeze.

Supersized Cargo Capacity 

Honda Passport - 50 Cubic Feet Cargo Volume

With more than 50 cubic feet of cargo volume* behind the second-row seats and an exceptional 100 cubic feet of cargo space with the second-row seats folded down, you can load up your 2021 Passport with just about everything you need for your next home improvement project without having to make an extra trip. 

Additionally, the Passport’s 60/40 split rear seats give you numerous ways to transport both people and items.

Hands-Free Power Tailgate 

SUV with Hands-Free Liftgate Tailgate

Whether heading to your local home improvement center for supplies or on a trek through the great outdoors, the Passport’s available Hands-Free Power Tailgate option takes the hassle out of loading and unloading the Passport’s cavernous cargo area. Just kick your foot underneath the rear bumper and the tailgate opens automatically.

Underfloor Storage 

2021 Honda Passport Trunk Storage

Another ingenious feature you’ll find on the new 2021 Passport for sale near Dayton, OH is its handy underfloor storage area. It opens to reveal the spare tire and various compartments for securely storing a variety of items away from prying eyes. 

Your Passport to Adventure 

The 2021 Honda Passport SUV is powered by a responsive and fuel-efficient 280-hp*, 3.5-liter V6 engine. You can also equip it with Honda’s advanced, torque-vectoring All-Wheel-Drive with Intelligent Traction Management that gives you outstanding control and confidence wherever you live. 

Shop New Hondas at Your Miami Valley Honda Dealers 

Whether it’s the 2021 Honda Ridgeline, the Honda Passport, or any other new Honda for sale near Dayton, OH, your Miami Valley Honda Dealers will be happy to help you find the perfect vehicle for your budget and your lifestyle. 

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Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position. 

280 hp @ 6000 rpm (SAE net).