In automotive circles, it has been said that the 2018 Honda Ridgeline tosses tradition to the wind. And auto reviewers use that terminology to describe a positive experience when discussing this truck that has been receiving top reviews in the automotive world.
This is the second generation of the popular Honda mid-size pickup and even though the first thing you will probably notice is its dynamic style, the 2018 Ridgeline was engineered for a higher degree of utility.
On the outside, the Ridgeline’s distinctive sloping hood, smooth lines, chrome finished front grille, and sweeping headlights give it a profile like no other pickup on the road.
Contoured body lines connect to a functional dual-action tailgate with a lockable in-bed trunk that allows you to keep items secured and out of site. Integrated bed lights with an auto-off timer provide lighting assistance when you need it.
Inside, the cabin is roomy and comfortable for both the driver and passengers. The driver’s cockpit has easily accessible controls and a convenient main console that wraps around you.
To keep you connected to the world, the Ridgeline features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Bluetooth Streaming audio.
For extra space when needed, the cabin features 60/40 lift-up rear seats that is convenient when packing for a long weekend.
When it comes to technology, Honda Sensing Technologies are the best in the world and the Ridgeline has a full array of available driver assist functions that will give you some added peace of mind when on the road.
A multi-angle rearview camera is a standard feature.
In addition, available driver assist functions include; Forward Collision Warning that is designed to detect vehicles in front of you and issue alerts if you are approaching too fast. Collision Mitigation Braking to help reduce the likelihood or severity of a frontal impact. Lane Departure Warning system. Lane Keeping Assist System. Road Departure Mitigation System. And Adaptave Cruise Control designed to keep a set speed while detecting the vehicle ahead of you.
When it comes to power, the Ridgeline comes with a 3.5L, 24-valve Direct Injection, SOHC, i-VTEC V6 engine that produce 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft of torque. It is the standard engine in all trim levels.
The powerplant is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control.
Even though the Ridgeline was designed to be a truck that is nice to look at, it was also engineered to be tough and get the job done when needed.
It can tow up to 5000 lbs. making it a vehicle of choice for trips to the cottage when you need a truck to tow your weekend toys for a few days on the lake.
The 2018 Ridgeline is available in four trim levels – the Sport, EX-L, Touring, and the Black edition – each with their own unique features.
The Ridgeline is the mid-size pickup that combines an elegant design with passenger comfort and the rugged capability of a pickup.
Visit Bolton Honda at 65 Pillsworth Road, in Bolton to see the 2018 Honda Ridgeline and find out why the automotive industry is giving it such great reviews.