A Peek into 2018 Honda Ridgeline Performance

  • 2018 Honda Ridgeline Performance

    Hampton Roads drivers looking to find a high-performing truck that gives them a lot of bang for not a lot of buck will be elated to learn all about the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. The Ridgeline is able to provide drivers with plenty of amazing performance-enhancing features and raw power. Not to mention, the truck also gets great gas mileage, has a comfortable interior, and has highly rated safety features.* Stay with us as we explore Ridgeline performance and capabilities a little deeper.

Engine Capabilities

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

Honda Ridgeline Engine
Honda Ridgeline AWD System


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.

Honda Ridgeline Milage
Honda Ridgeline Suspension


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.

Wheels and Tires

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.

Honda Ridgeline Wheels

Other Performance-Enhancing Favorites

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:

Honda Ridgeline
  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – While the suspension is largely responsible for ensuring the vehicle is stable, the VSA system provides another layer of security by helping the tires retain grip during fast braking, sharp turns, and unexpected acceleration.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Reaching the peak of Ridgeline performance means having properly inflated tires. This monitoring system makes sure Ridgeline drivers can stay on top of their tire maintenance.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – Delivering braking power to each individual tire is what this helpful system does, making braking and retaining traction much quicker to achieve.
  • Brake Assist – Brake assist can sense when a driver has applied more than the normal amount of braking pressure and kicks into gear to provide added braking power to bring the vehicle to a quick stop.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system keeps the tires on the Ridgeline from locking up and skidding or swerving, keeping drivers in control.

Take the 2018 Honda Ridgeline for a Spin

We’ve shown you what the 2018 Honda Ridgeline can offer you in the performance department; now it’s time to take matters into your own hands and make sure you’re well informed about other exceptional aspects of the vehicle like the technology department. To get started, just visit your local Hampton Roads Honda Dealer or contact us online to learn more about scheduling a test drive, current offers, and financing options.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov.
**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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