When you want the improved handling and confidence offered by all-wheel drive, letting you conquer the unexpected New England weather, don’t settle for anything less than a Honda. Honda AWD cars give you some of the best variety on the road while many other automakers expect you to be driving a pickup before you would even consider equipping your vehicle with all-wheel drive.
At New England Honda Dealers, we have five Honda vehicles that either come with all-wheel drive as standard or as an upgradeable feature. Let’s take a look.
New England is known for its rich history and some of the most breathtaking views in the country. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline has been designed to perform, from coast to peak. Weather has met its adversary in the form of the all-wheel drive Ridgeline. The four wheels gripping the earth are powered by a 280 hp, 262 lb-ft of torque 3.5L V-6 engine. If you find yourself with a boat or camper in the driveway, the Ridgeline has up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity.1
To assist in maximizing the grip through all road conditions is the Intelligent Traction Management System. Any changes in terrain will immediately be counteracted to keep all four corners of the Ridgeline’s independent suspension firmly on the road. Whether you’re cruising around town or road tripping through the region, you’ll be able to appreciate the impressive fuel efficiency of 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.2
The 2018 Ridgeline excels at hauling cargo. For items that you don’t want in the elements, the rear seat folds up to provide 50 cubic feet of storage room—spacious enough to fit a bicycle. Located in the floor beneath the rear seat is a sealed storage compartment, allowing for even more gear. It doesn’t stop there. The dual-action tailgate can swing open, as well as fold down, to allow for easy access to the weather-protected trunk located under the floor of the truck bed. From cityscapes to the mountainscapes, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline AWD will get you there with confidence.
New for the 2018 model year, the Honda HR-V gives drivers a third crossover option within the Honda lineup, and just like the Pilot and the CR-V, you can drive Honda’s new compact crossover with all-wheel drive on each of its three trim levels.
The 2018 Honda HR-V AWD LX, EX, and EX-L Navi trim levels have a wide range of luxury and technology features, and whichever trim you choose, Honda’s Real Time All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control has your back. Each HR-V AWD model features a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT) to optimize gear ratios and improve fuel economy on the 141 hp 1.8L four-cylinder engine.
Real Time All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control is different than competing all-wheel drive systems; it can sense when your HR-V is losing traction and send some of its 127 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels to give your tires a grip on the road and keep you on course. The 2018 Honda HR-V AWD is available now at your New England Honda Dealers, and as Honda’s newest utility vehicle, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
Drivers in the Northeast are already familiar with crossover vehicles like the 2018 Honda CR-V. What they might not know is the CR-V has an available all-wheel drive (AWD) system to help deal with those slick New England roads? The CR-V starts at just $25,550 when equipped with Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. The AWD system continuously monitors road conditions and electronically sends power to individual wheels, maximizing traction in slippery and uncertain road conditions. When the extra traction is no longer required, the AWD system reduces to a front-wheel drive system, allowing the CR-V to achieve a combined 31 mpg fuel economy rating.
Not only will Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control help get you to your destination safely, it also works in conjunction with the CR-V’s available Honda Sensing suite of safety features which includes Lane Keeping Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Collision Mitigation Braking. The Honda CR-V is designed from the ground up to give you safety and economy as only Honda can.
Safety comes first, but what would your daily commute or weekend road trip be without creature comforts like seating for five, 60/40 split folding rear seats to fit all your gear, and dual zone automatic climate control. On those cold winter mornings, optional heated seats and remote engine start will make your drive that much more enjoyable. Stop by any New England Honda Dealers location today and test drive the 2018 Honda CR-V.
The Northeast is known for its slippery, winter road conditions, but many New England drivers are learning how to combat uncertain terrain with the 2018 Honda Pilot and its available all-wheel drive (AWD). Constantly monitoring road conditions, the Pilot’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) AWD System electronically sends power to the wheels that need it most to help provide maximum grip on slick surfaces and poor road conditions. Not only will i-VTM4 AWD provide incredible safety for up to eight passengers, but you’ll feel more confident than you would with a standard all-wheel drive.
In addition to an intuitive AWD system, the 2018 Pilot also carries a suite of driver-assistive technologies known as Honda Sensing. Available on EX models and above, this comprehensive suite includes Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control—systems designed to alert you of things you might miss while driving.
The Honda Pilot is designed with you and your family in mind, so an available Rear Seat Entertainment System with a 9-inch screen and HDMI input keeps everyone happy. 60/40 split folding rear seats mean that up to 109 cubic feet of cargo space is available for whatever you decide to bring with on your adventures. If that’s not enough room, the 3.5L V-6 and its 280 horsepower are enough for a 5,000 pound towing limit, when properly equipped. Stop by your nearest New England Honda Dealers location to see how the 2018 Honda Pilot can help you get the most out of every drive.
The 2015 Honda Crosstour is one of the most interesting cars we’ve ever had the pleasure of offering. Somewhere between a family sedan and a crossover, the Crosstour was originally an Accord, and you can find all of the hallmarks of Honda’s famous sedan along with the practicality of a hatchback storage space. If you wanted Honda’s AWD family car, this is it.
The 2015 Crosstour EX-L V6 AWD gives you access to Honda’s Real Time 4WD system, which engages any time the vehicle detects slippage and you need improved grip on the road. Rest easy knowing that the Crosstour will take over with its hydraulically actuated all-wheel drive system, operating only when your front wheels start to slip and helping you through tricky terrain and onto solid ground.
With 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, the Crosstour AWD is capable of towing up to 1,500 pounds,5 making it an even more versatile family vehicle.
If you’re looking for an AWD Honda car in New England, all you have to do is visit a New England Honda Dealer today and let one of our sales experts show you around our inventory. We think you’ll be surprised by the incredible variety in Honda’s all-wheel drive selection, and whether you want a practical car, a crossover, an SUV, or a pickup, we have you covered.