The Ridgeline is powered by a dynamic 3.5L V6 engine. It produces up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft of torque to accelerate quickly in a merging or passing situation. The engine works in tandem with a 6-speed automatic transmission that delivers the power generated under the hood to the front wheels, or to all four wheel with available AWD.
The reviewers at Edmunds note that the Ridgeline offers “class-leading ride comfort,” thanks to a unique Unibody Construction. This type of construction creates a more rigid structure than other pickups and produces a smoother ride. Other suspension features include:
The Ridgeline comes standard with a 2WD system. For drivers who prefer AWD, the Ridgeline offers an Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD System available on the Sport, RTL, and RTL-T models. The top-tier RTL-E and Black Edition models have the AWD system as the standard.
The Ridgeline also is set apart from other pickups with impressive fuel economy that allows longer rides with fewer visits to the pump – that’s good news for your wallet and for the environment. The EPA estimated fuel economy is:
The Ridgeline has a long list of safety features throughout the trim levels, including driver-assistive technology systems that help drivers stay safe. It also includes standard active safety features that enhance the Ridgeline’s performance despite challenging weather conditions.
As a capable utility vehicle, the Ridgeline has a high ground clearance on both the 2WD and the AWD systems. A high ground clearance allows the Ridgeline to go off the road or drive over difficult terrain with no damage to the underside body.
The towing capacity of the Ridgeline will vary depending on whether the 2WD or AWD version is right for you. The Ridgeline with 2WD can tow up to 3,500 lbs. which is sufficient to tow smaller or lightweight trailers, jet skis, and more. For drivers who need to tow larger loads, the AWD system can haul up to 5,000 lbs.