Onboard the Ridgeline AWD models, towing capacity is an outstanding 5,000 pounds, and the Ridgeline 2WD models serve up 3,500 pounds of towing power, which means drivers can hitch up work trailers, storage trailers, toy trailers, and camping trailers and tackle jobs and recreation with the power they need!
The Ridgeline also features standard towing pre-wiring, which the Chevy Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Nissan Frontier don’t.
Payload capacity onboard the Ridgeline is up to 1,588 pounds, enabling drivers to load up whatever adventure gear or work equipment they need.
Whether you’re onboard a 2WD or AWD model, the 2017 Ridgeline features a new push-button-operated Intelligent Traction Management System. For the AWD models, this system offers four operating modes: Normal, Snow, Mud, and Sand. In 2WD models, the system has two modes: Normal and Snow.
Available for the Ridgeline in 2017 is the Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) AWD system, which makes encountering sand and other low-traction conditions a veritable breeze.
Superior to four-wheel drive, the i-VTM4 AWD system has no transfer case, so the driver isn’t involved in choosing high, low, or 4×4 mode. Rather, Ridgeline operators simply push a button on the center console to select Snow, Mud, Sand, or Normal as the options appear on the instrument panel display. The system’s preprogrammed algorithms take over from there and do all the thinking in terms of which wheels need power and how much to achieve optimum traction.