The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine, giving drivers up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Ridgeline accelerates quickly and makes trickier driving situations, such as merging onto the highway or passing another vehicle, much easier. The engine works in tandem with a six-speed automatic transmission and includes features such as Hill Start Assist and Eco-Assist System to deliver reliable and efficient performance on the road.
The Ridgeline has an Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD System that is available on the Sport, RTL, RTL-T, and comes standard on the RTL-E and Black Edition. It ensures that the Ridgeline maintains good, tractive control with the road, enhances handling, and minimizes skidding and sliding on slippery or loose road surfaces. For drivers who opt for the 2WD version, the Ridgeline comes with Intelligent Traction Management with a setting for snow, which can be crucial for navigating the roads during winter months.
The tow rating of the Ridgeline will vary depending on which drivetrain is right for you. For drivers who choose the 2WD version, the Ridgeline can tow up to 3,500 lbs, which is more than efficient for lightweight or smaller trailers. For drivers who need capability for more major hauling jobs, the AWD version can tow up to 5,000 lbs.
The Ridgeline offers an impressive payload, ready to haul any cargo you need to transport. The various trim levels and drivetrains each offer a slightly different payload, with the AWD versions able to handle more weight.
The Ridgeline features a large and spacious box designed with minimal wheel housings to maximize hauling capabilities. Drivers will be able to slide whole 4ft by 8ft sheets of plywood between the walls of the box with a total cargo volume measuring at 33.9 cubic feet. The truck bed is 64 inches long with the tailgate up and 83.0 inches with the tailgate down. Between the wheel wells the cargo width measures 50.0 inches, and 60.0 inches between the bed walls.
The Ridgeline features even more convenient ways to store smaller items of cargo, whether you want your things out of sight or out of the way or just organized and all in one place. Under the rear seat inside the cabin, there is a storage compartment that measures at 2.9 cubic feet. And in the trunk bed, the Ridgeline features a unique in-bed lockable trunk that measures at 7.3 cubic feet. It even comes equipped with a drain plug, which makes for a convenient place to store wet or damp items.
Ground clearance is the distance between the road and the lowest point of the underside body of the Ridgeline. With the 2WD Ridgeline, drivers will have a ground clearance of 7.8 inches. With AWD, the Ridgeline raises to 7.87 inches of ground clearance, which means the Ridgeline can go off-roading or drive over small obstacles or loose road surfaces without scraping or damaging the underside body. So whether you’re heading to a remote campsite or just off the beaten path, the Ridgeline stays clear above it all.