The market for high-quality SUVs and pickup trucks seems to grow year after year, and it should come as no surprise that the vehicles made by Honda are some of the most competitive options available. This much is shown clearly by Car and Driver’s recent report on 2018’s 10 Best Trucks and SUVs, in which the 2018 Honda Ridgeline was ranked as the best mid-size pickup truck on the market. According to their breakdown of the results, the Ridgeline offers “the best balance of practicality and everyday usability” in its segment.
A Pickup with Something for Everyone
Car and Driver determines each vehicle’s ranking according to its value, drivability, and ability to meet the demands of this segment’s drivers. It’s not difficult to see that the versatile, well-equipped, and efficient Ridgeline excels on all three counts.
- Carrying Capacity: With All-Wheel Drive equipped, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline can tow up to 5000 lbs. with its Integrated Trailer Hitch. In its trunk bed, you’ll be able to store up to 33.9 cu. ft. of cargo, or the equivalent of 1580 lbs. of equipment. When you take advantage of the Ridgeline’s standard Dual Action Tailgate, it’s easier than ever to load bulky, unwieldly cargo.
- Performance and Handling: The Ridgeline’s standard 3.5-Liter V-6 engine produces 280 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque. Intelligent Variable Torque Management All-Wheel Drive is available as an upgrade on this pickup’s Sport, RTL-T, and RTL-E trim levels, and it comes standard with the RTL-E and Black Edition upgrades. No matter which upgrades you select, all agree that the Ridgeline handles with much greater poise than its competitors.
- Technology Features: Every Ridgeline trim level has been outfitted with an impressive array of family-friendly technology features. In some upgraded models, features include a unique Truck Bed Audio System, a 540-Watt Premium Audio System, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation features, a wide variety of audio inputs and options, and much more.
Get Behind the Wheel!
The experts at Car and Driver believe that the 2018 Honda Ridgeline is the best mid-size truck available today, and once you take it for a test drive you’ll be hard pressed to disagree. Contact us today to schedule your visit or to learn more about our current offers and opportunities. It’s a great time to visit your local Detroit Area Honda dealer!