The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is available in quite a few trim levels, however, each vehicle is equipped with the same high-performing engine. The powerful 3.5L V6 engine delivers an aggressive 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque with just a little push from the pedal. With this kind of power at their disposal, drivers can embark on all kinds of adventures.
Regardless of your chosen trim level, the Ridgeline will provide you with a 6-speed automatic transmission that will allow for a driving experience that’s in tune with the driver. Upper-level trims of the Ridgeline also have the transmission dolled up with a heavy-duty cooler to keep temperatures low and performance high. When it comes to available drivetrains, after the baseline RT trim, drivers can choose between a 2WD or AWD transmission. When they’re all employed, these components deliver a smooth and easy-to-handle driving experience.
The Ridgeline is able to sustain an admirable level of fuel efficiency while still doling out high levels of power. While many other trucks suffer from low mileage, the Ridgeline is able to reach up to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city streets and 26 mpg on the highway in 2WD models.** With such a fuel-efficient setup, drivers will have the luxury of worrying less about finding the next gas station and more about enjoying the ride.
The main component in making sure that the Ridgeline delivers incredible performance at all times is the suspension setup. Help from performance-focused systems and components like MacPherson strut front-suspension, multi-link rear suspension, and front and rear stabilizer bars is instrumental in accomplishing the task at hand.
18-inch silver-painted alloy wheels pair up with the durable all-season tires for sporty-looking and durable shoes. The Ridgeline performance features are all presented on top of these impressive wheels—completing the overall package.
The major contributors to excellent Ridgeline performance have been listed above, but there’s still more to see. Plenty of other performance-enhancing features available on the Ridgeline allow drivers to get the most optimized performance out of their vehicle. Just a handful of the features we’re discussing can be found below: