The Toyota Tacoma has long held the top rank as the most popular model

Another good option is the Ford Ranger. However, neither of these vehicles is the greatest new midsize truck.

Ridgeline, a car that many conventional truck enthusiasts despise but which automotive reviewers like.

The Ridgeline's unique unibody construction is the main cause of its derision among traditionalists who like pickup trucks

Body-on-frame construction, which is common in trucks, is beneficial for toughness and off-road use

However, because of its unibody construction, many enthusiasts disagree that the Ridgeline is a "real" truck.

However, this doesn’t stop automotive critics from heaping praise on the unconventional truck. 

Multiple sites rank the 2023 Honda Ridgeline as the best new midsize truck,