The 2018 Honda Ridgeline arrives in dealerships with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price starting at $29,630. Ridgeline received EPA fuel economy ratings of 19/26/22 (city/highway/combined) for 2WD and 18/25/21 for AWD models.
Ridgeline boasts a Dual Action Tailgate that provides easy access to an In-Bed Trunk that doubles as a cooler and an available factory-installed Truck Bed Audio System. Other standard and optional features include a cabin outfitted with soft-touch materials, an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, HD Radio, SiriusXM 2.0, up to four USB ports and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System.
Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) mated to a wide ratio 6-speed automatic transmission, with peak engine outputs of 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net). All-wheel-drive models utilize Honda's AWD technology, Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4).
For the new model year, Ridgeline's trims have been streamlined from 12 to nine, including all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive variants. The 2018 model comes with two additional exterior color choices for the Sport trim, with White Diamond Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic joining Crystal Black Pearl.
Ridgeline's cargo-hauling and towing capabilities include a maximum of 1,584-pound (718.5 kg) payload capacity (varies by trim) and up to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) towing. All Ridgeline's incorporate a button-operated Intelligent Traction Management System that enables up to four different operating modes: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand for the AWD models, as well as Normal and Snow for 2WD vehicles.
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