Having a utility vehicle with a high ground clearance can be crucial. It allows the vehicle to traverse rough terrain without the ground scraping the underside body. The ground clearance of the Ridgeline will vary slightly depending on whether the 2WD or AWD is right for you, but both make the Ridgeline ready for adventure.
The towing capacity of the standard Ridgeline equipped with the 2WD configuration is 3,500 lbs. That’s enough for many drivers who just need to tow lightweight trailers or smaller equipment such as a jet ski. For drivers who need more capabilities, the AWD configuration is ready to tow up to 5,000 lbs.
The reviewers at Edmunds note that the Ridgeline offers “class-leading ride comfort” thanks to a unique Unibody Construction. This type of design creates a more rigid structure and produces a smoother ride, even when driving over bumpy terrain. Other suspension features include:
The Ridgeline is powered by a dynamic 3.5L V6 engine that produces up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft of torque. Its quick acceleration makes trickier driving situations, such as merging onto the highway or passing a vehicle, much easier. The engine works in tandem with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which transfers the energy generated under the hood and delivers it to the front wheels in the 2WD configuration or to all the wheels when equipped with the AWD system.
The Ridgeline comes standard with a 2WD system. For drivers who prefer AWD or who need more towing capabilities, the Sport, RTL, and RTL-T offer an Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD System as an option. The AWD system comes standard with the top-tier RTL-E and Black Edition trim levels.
The Ridgeline is set apart from its competitors on the road for a whole list of reasons, one of which is its impressive fuel economy. Drivers can travel for longer distances with fewer visits to the pump compared to other pickups, and that’s good news for your wallet and for the environment. The EPA estimated fuel economy for the Ridgeline:
The Ridgeline makes a deep commitment to safety and includes both passive safety features and driver-assistive technology to help drivers stay safe. The long list of active safety features enhances its performance despite weather or road conditions.