Under the hood of the Honda Ridgeline is a 3.5L V6 engine that produces up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft of torque. The engine offers drivers quick acceleration which can help with trickier driving situations such as merging or passing. It also includes features such as Hill Start Assist and an Eco-Assist System that helps drivers adjust their driving habits to be more efficient. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that transfers the power generated under the hood to the wheels.
The Ridgeline comes with an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD System on the Sport, RTL, and RTL-T, and it’s standard on the RTL-E and Black Edition trim levels. The AWD system ensures that the Ridgeline performs at its best on the road, no matter the weather or road conditions. The Ridgeline will maintain better tractive control with the road, with enhanced handling and stability even on slippery, icy, or loose road surfaces. For drivers who opt for 2WD, the Ridgeline comes equipped with Intelligent Traction Management with a setting for snow, which can be particularly helpful during the winter months in New England.
The Ridgeline is tough and ready for just about any kind of hauling job. The tow rating will vary slightly depending on whether you choose 2WD or AWD. The standard 2WD drivetrain is ready to tow up to 3,500 lbs. For drivers who need to tow a mighty load, the AWD version can haul up to 5,000 lbs.
The Ridgeline is ready to carry whatever kind of cargo you need to transport with an impressive payload capacity. The payload will vary slightly depending on which drivetrain and trim level is right for you, with the AWD better equipped to carry more weight and a heavier load.
The box of the Ridgeline was specifically designed to be large and spacious with minimal wheel well housings. Drivers will be able to slide whole 4 ft. by 8 ft. sheets of plywood right into the bed of the box. The total cargo volume measures 33.9 cubic feet. The bed is 64.0 inches long with the tailgate up and 83.0 inches long with the tailgate down. The width at the wheel wells measures 50.0 inches while the width between the bed walls measures 60.0 inches.
The Ridgeline features even more space for cargo inside the cabin and inside the trunk bed. Under the second-row seats there is a convenient storage area that measures 2.9 cubic feet. It’s perfect for tucking away smaller items until you need them. The Ridgeline also features a unique lockable in-bed trunk that measures 7.3 cubic feet. The trunk even comes equipped with a drain plug so you can use it as an ice chest or a place to store wet or damp items.
Ground clearance is the distance between the road and the lowest point of the underside of the Ridgeline. A high ground clearance increases a pickup’s capability to go off-roading or drive over small obstacles on loose or bumpy road surfaces without scraping the underside body. The Ridgeline has a ground clearance of 7.8 inches. So whether you’re heading to a remote campsite or just off the beaten path, the Ridgeline stays clear and high above the terrain.