Congrats!!! I went from a Ridgeline to my Element. If gas mileage is a question remember with the Ridgeline it is very important to watch the speed/RPMs. I got an average of 16 mpg going 80 and found out from others to watch the speed and I could improve the mileage to between 18 and 20 mph if I stayed between 60 and 70 mph. The only complaint (other then gas mileage) I had was the blind spots created by the rear seat headrest and rear side panels behind the rear doors. To address the blind spots I installed a "panaramic" style rear view mirror (clip on) and it helped a lot. PM me if you would like more information.