17. Honda Ridgeline Unibody
For years, one of the structures that was pretty much absent in pickup trucks was a unitized body, or unibody. The Honda Ridgeline brings this tech to the truck. In Honda’s design of the Ridgeline, a steel box from is used to mount the bed and the truck cab. With the body and frame being the same unit, there is room for a decently sized sealed “trunk” under the pickup bed and an independent rear suspension that helps improve overall handing and riding characteristics of the truck. One drawback to the design of the auto is that the towing and payload rating of the truck is below class average; however, most consumers who need to tow at or in excess of this capacity will typically choose to purchase a full size truck.