Whether you’re on the day-to-day grind or a long road trip, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline can go the distance. It is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine. With that under the hood, drivers are getting up to 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 262 lb-ft of torque. It’s a performance on the road that is as muscular as it is refined.
Unlike some of its competitors that offer only 2WD or part-time 4WD as the standard, all Ridgeline models come with a choice of 2WD or AWD. AWD is a great option for drivers who prefer more stability and traction control no matter the road conditions or weather. The 2WD models are perfect for drivers who want the best fuel economy the Ridgeline can produce, which also happens to be one of the best in its class.
The Ridgeline also comes fully equipped and ready to tow with a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds in AWD models (3,500 pounds in 2WD models), with no additional equipment to add. Towing stability, towing pre-wiring, tow hooks, and trailer hitch are all features that come as a part of the Ridgeline’s list of standard equipment. To find those same features on the Colorado, Tacoma, or Frontier, you’ll have to either add them as available options or explore other models up the trim levels to get ready to tow.
The cabin offers drivers plenty of storage and cargo space to load, unload, and transport everything you need for work or for play. Inside, you’ll find armrest storage, seatback storage, overhead console storage, an available roof rack accessory, and more to store and organize cargo while still leaving a very roomy cabin for passengers. The total passenger volume inside the Ridgeline measures at 109.7 cubic feet, which is much more than the Tacoma, measuring at just 56.1 cubic feet, and the Frontier at 101.1 cubic feet.
The truck bed of the Ridgeline is wide and flat and designed with minimal wheel well housings. It can even accommodate 4×8-foot sheets of plywood. The dual-action tailgate can open down, in the traditional way, or swing outward to make loading and unloading easier and with more flexible options.
The truck bed also features a lockable trunk space embedded in the floor that measures at 7.3 cubic feet. It’s a great place to store items you want to keep safe and out of sight. Even more impressively, it comes equipped with a drain plug, so you can store wet items for easy cleanup or even use it as an ice chest.