2019 Honda Ridgeline Performance

The innovative 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a remarkable pickup truck. With more comfort, technology, and entertainment features than many utility vehicles offer, the Ridgeline doesn’t sacrifice conveniences for day-to-day driving. It’s the Ridgeline’s powerful engine, available AWD, and impressive payload and towing capacity that make it ready for just about anything.

  • Impressive horsepower
  • Fuel efficient
  • Ready to tow

Ground Clearance

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.

  • 2WD – 7.28 inches
  • AWD – 7.87 inches

Towing Capacity

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.

  • 3,500 lbs. with 2WD
  • 5,000 lbs. with AWD


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:

  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering
  • Stabilizer Bar (front and rear)

Engine and Transmission

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.

2019 Honda Ridgeline

2019 Honda Ridgeline


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.

Fuel Economy

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:

  • 19 city / 26 highway / 22 combined mpg*
2019 Honda Ridgeline

Active Safety Features that Boost Performance

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.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – This system helps stabilize the Ridgeline during cornering and corrects oversteering or understeering. It also ensures the Ridgeline maintains good tractive control of the road.
  • Anti-Lock Braking System – This system prevents the brakes from locking up, which can cause dangerous skidding across the road.
  • Electronic Brake Distribution – This system varies the amount of braking pressure applied to the wheels based on factors including speed, driver inputs, and road conditions.
  • Brake Assist – This system will help the Ridgeline come to a complete stop more quickly and safely during an emergency braking situation.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – This system monitors the pressure in the tires and notifies drivers when one needs to be inflated in order to perform optimally and avoid safety risks.
  • Daytime Running Lights – Ensure that the Ridgeline is clearly visible to other drivers while illuminating the way ahead amid changes in the weather and visibility throughout the day. 

Test Drive Today

Learn more about the 2019 Honda Ridgeline by contacting us or by visiting your nearest Detroit Area Honda Dealer. Explore current offers and sit behind the wheel with a test drive today!

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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