Honda Ridgeline Named Car and Driver’s 2018 Best Midsize Pickup

February 5th, 2018 by

Honda Ridgline

The features you’ve always wanted to find in a pickup truck can be yours when you choose the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. According to the experts at Car and Driver, it’s the best midsize pickup available this year, and we think Montana’s drivers are sure to agree once they’ve had the chance to test it for themselves. This model’s performance, safety tech, and entertainment features set it apart from nearly all its competitors, and prove that fun and utility can go hand-in-hand.

What to Expect from This Year’s Ridgeline

It’s easy to get more out of your time on the road when you’re behind the wheel of the Ridgeline. Even its lower-level trims are some of the most capable pickup models available, and those who pursue upgrades will encounter features that they won’t be able to find in any other pickup.

  • Top-Notch Safety: The Ridgeline’s RTL-E and Black Edition trim levels come standard with the Honda Sensing safety suite, a package that includes a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, a Lane Keeping Assist System, and even Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • Entertainment for Everyone: The Ridgeline’s upper level RTL-E and Black Edition trim levels have been designed with a completely unique truck-bed audio system and a 540-watt premium eight-speaker audio system that easily fills the interior. Even lower-level trims come equipped with technologies like Apple CarPlay, Android Audio, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and speed-sensitive volume control.
  • Power and Utility: Every Ridgeline comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine, an active control engine mount system, variable cylinder management, and snow-ready intelligent traction management. You’ll enjoy 280 hp, 262 lb-ft of torque, and a baseline towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Those who upgrade with Intelligent Variable Torque Management All-Wheel Drive—available in every trim except for the baseline RT—will enjoy superior control no matter what road conditions they’re facing.
2018 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Dual-Action Tailgate
2018 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Black Edition Night

Take the Ridgeline for a Test Drive!

Now that you’ve got a sense of why the writers at Car and Driver called the Ridgeline the best midsize pickup on the market, it’s time to take the next step forward. Drivers who like what they see in this model can take the Ridgeline for a test drive at their local Montana Honda Dealer. Get in touch with us today to find out which trim levels and upgrades best suit your needs—and be sure to explore our current offers before you pay us a visit!