Technology Features in the 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Vehicles in the pickup segment has always been defined by power and practicality, and in the past, the folks who drive these pickups have often been asked to deprioritize entertainment, convenience, and safety features. With the arrival of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline, Detroit area drivers can put those dark days behind them! Eric Stafford, writing for Motortrend, says that the Ridgeline provides “proof that a pickup can be both practical and comfortable,” and once you’ve seen what it can do, you won’t be able to settle for any other model in the segment. Make sure that your next truck comes equipped with technology features that will help you and your family have more fun on the road! Find out what the 2018 Honda Ridgeline has to offer by reading on, and once you’ve seen enough, reach out to us to schedule a test drive!

Entertainment, Connectivity, and Convenience

There’s plenty to get excited about inside the new Ridgeline. All six of the Ridgeline’s available trim levels offer a compelling selection of high-tech interior features. In the baseline RT, drivers will receive entertainment features such as a 200-Watt 7-Speaker Audio System, a 5-Inch Color LCD Screen, Bluetooth Streaming Audio, and a USB Audio Interface. Here too, they’ll enjoy the convenience of Push Button Start and Illuminated Steering Wheel Mounted Controls. Even more convenience features are offered on the next step up, the Ridgeline Sport! This model offers Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, a HomeLink Remote System, a Smart Entry feature, and Remote Engine Start technology.

Most of the upgrades in the RTL trim level are style and comfort features, but when we look to the RTL-T, advanced connectivity and entertainment technologies are once again in full focus. The latter model offers a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, an 8-Inch Display Audio System with HondaLink, an SMS Text Message Function, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM Radio, and an upgraded 225-Watt 7-Speaker Audio System. In either the RTL-E or the Ridgeline Black Edition, you’ll be able to move the party outside of your cabin using an exclusive Truck Bed Audio System as well as 150-Watt/400-Watt Truck Bed Power Outlets. These trim levels also include a 540-Watt 8-Speaker Premium Audio System and a 2-Position Driver’s Seat Memory Function.

2018 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Black Edition Night

Advanced Ridgeline Safety Features

2018 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Dual-Action Tailgate

In the pickup segment, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline’s advanced safety features put it in a league of its own. Features like a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, Daytime Running Lights, and Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control are available right from the start in the Ridgeline RT, and visibility-enhancing elements like Fog Lights and Honda LaneWatch are standard in the Ridgeline’s Sport and RTL-T trims, respectively. However, the high-tech features that really set the Ridgeline apart are those that come standard in its RTL-E trim level. Drivers who select this model will receive the entire Honda Sensing safety package, which here includes a Forward Collision Warning (FCW), a Lane Departure Warning (LDW), a Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and a Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). What’s more, this trim level also comes standard with a Blind Spot Information (BSI) System, a Cross Traffic Monitor, and Automatic High-Beam Headlights. An innovative combination of cameras, radar, and artificial intelligence powers each of these advanced RTL-E features, and they’ve helped the Ridgeline to become one of the safest pickup trucks available anywhere today. In fact, the Ridgeline is the very first pickup truck to have earned a Top Safety Pick + evaluation from the experts at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and to date, it remains the only pickup that’s ever received the honor.

Take the Ridgeline for a Test Drive!

When you get behind the wheel of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline, you’re sure to love the technology features at your fingertips. The Ridgeline has all the connectivity, entertainment, and safety technologies that a buyer could want, and folks who reach out to one of our experts can take it for a test drive! Stop by a Detroit Area Honda Dealer today, but be sure to check out our current offers and financing options before you arrive!

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