Winter weather in Metro Detroit isn’t always the friendliest, which is why opting for a Honda all-wheel drive model can be so beneficial. For one, you’re guaranteed extra traction when the streets are slick, and you’ll have added tire power if two wheels get stuck in mud or heavy snow. And given the fluctuating temperatures and imminent snowstorms that go hand in hand with Detroit winters, a Honda AWD car will provide the peace of mind that you can confidently get to your destination. It doesn’t hurt that AWD Honda vehicles maintain a better resale value than their front-wheel drive counterparts, either. A state-of-the-art all-wheel drive system has the potential to keep you safe wherever you go, and Detroit Area Honda Dealers proudly offers the most affordable models around.
Detroit is a far-reaching area that experiences all types of weather conditions; however, rain and snow will be at the mercy of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline AWD. Honda’s all-wheel drive works together with an Intelligent Traction Management System that distributes power to each wheel as it sees fit, maximizing grip and increasing stability. The power to push through unfavorable terrain comes from a 3.5L V-6 engine, producing 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, allowing for up to 5,000 pounds of towing capacity.1
Even as a workhorse in all weather conditions, the 2018 Ridgeline remains fuel efficient. With an EPA-estimated rating of 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway,2 you will spend more time on the road and less time at the pump. When cargo is your main priority, the Ridgeline offers many different options aside from the main cargo box. The rear seats fold up for an extra 50 cubic feet of storage that is protected from the elements, while weather-protected cargo space can be found within the truck bed and beneath the rear seats.
Aside from its unique storage spaces, the new Ridgeline is equipped with additional features that aren’t commonly found on other pickup trucks. The independent suspension on all four corners of the Ridgeline deliver a smooth ride, while also maximizing tire contact with the road. The tailgate is dual-action, making access to the truck bed and In-Bed Trunk much more easy. It swings open for added versatility, and folds down for longer items. As icing on the cake, your entertainment can follow you outside thanks to an industry-first Truck Bed Audio System, which features a pair of water and impact-proof speakers.
Detroit area families already know about the 2018 Honda CR-V. Starting at only $25,550 with Real Time All-Wheel Drive, the 2.4L engine delivers a combined fuel economy of 28 mpg while the optional 1.5L turbocharged engine delivers 30 mpg combined. Along with a slew of features like comfortable seating for five adults and 60/40 split folding rear seat for tons of cargo room, the Honda CR-V is ready for whatever you can throw at it.
Icy roads are nothing new to Michigan drivers and the CR-V’s available, Real Time AWD system makes short work of poor weather conditions. Continuously monitoring road conditions, the CR-V’s AWD electronically sends power to the rear wheels when necessary to provide maximum traction on slippery roads and uneven surfaces, seamlessly responding to the driver’s inputs to provide confidence while driving in uncertain conditions. When power to the rear wheels is not required, the system acts as front wheel drive, returning the best possible fuel economy.
Honda Sensing is standard on EX, EX-L, and Touring models and includes safety features like Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Not only will the CR-V take you and your family where you need to go, it’ll help get you there safely. Visit any Detroit Area Honda Dealers location to learn more about the 2018 Honda CR-V.
We know that many of our Detroit drivers need a vehicle that can make it safely into—and out of—the winter months, and the 2018 Honda HR-V AWD is the compact crossover to get the job done. Like Honda’s other crossovers, the HR-V is available with Real Time All-Wheel Drive on any of its three trim levels.
Real Time All-Wheel Drive already sets itself apart from the competition, letting you worry about driving and leaving the all-wheel drive to your HR-V’s traction sensors. Whenever it detects a slip or a loss of traction, power is sent from the 1.8L four-cylinder engine to the rear wheels to help regain traction and keep you on the pavement. With 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque controlled by a modern continuously variable transmission (CVT) to optimize fuel economy.
By splitting the difference between a CR-V and a Honda Fit, the 2018 HR-V gives you a compact crossover that doesn’t have to compromise; check it out today at a Detroit Area Honda Dealer.
The 2018 Honda Pilot has seating for up to eight and 109 cubic feet of cargo space for Detroit area families to enjoy. Not only will the Pilot provide ample room for passengers, they’ll enjoy the available Rear Seat Entertainment System with a 9-inch screen, plenty of charging ports for devices, and even an HDMI port for a game console. However, Honda’s ultimate goal is to get you to your destination safely and that’s where the Pilot really shines.
When equipped with the available, Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) All-Wheel Drive System, the Honda Pilot exudes confidence in slippery and uncertain road conditions. The AWD system constantly monitors road conditions and can electronically send power to individual wheels to maintain maximum traction on any surface. Dynamically controlling power to individual wheels allows the Pilot the benefits of All-Wheel Drive while still providing 26 mpg highway. Pilot provides the convenience to bring everyone and everything with you, without sacrificing the economy you expect from Honda.
Along with the i-VTM4 All-Wheel Drive System, Michigan drivers will also reap the benefits of available safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation systems. When you decide to go on an extended adventure, the Pilot’s 3.5L V-6 engine, 280 horsepower, and 262 lb-ft of torque deliver an astounding 5,000-pound towing capacity (when properly equipped). Now you never have to decide which toys to bring with you—just bring them all. Visit your nearest Detroit Area Honda Dealers location to test drive the 2018 Honda Pilot.