The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Performs Like No Pickup Before It!

  • Honda Ridgeline

    Few would argue against the notion that power, performance, and towing capacity are the true measures of any pickup’s worth, but it’s not always easy to see what makes one model rise above the competition. However, with the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, the advantages are plain to see! In this pickup, the engineers at Honda have created a powerful, adaptable vehicle that performs across all environments with laboratory-grade precision. Read on to see why Wisconsin Heartland drivers are taking notice!

Drivetrain Power and Performance

If you want to know what a pickup can do in the field, then you’d better start by looking at the numbers! Here, we’ve broken down all of the elements that make the 3.5L V6 engine you’ll find in the Ridgeline one of the best in its segment.

  • Horsepower: This is almost always one of the first measures that pickup owners look to when they’re deciding on a new truck, and the Ridgeline does not disappoint. With direct fuel injection, the Honda Ridgeline’s engine is capable of putting out 280 hp.
  • Torque: The Ridgeline’s ability to generate torque is no less impressive. With 262 lb-ft of torque, you’ll have all of the leverage you need to get the heaviest payloads moving, even in less-than-ideal conditions.
  • Variable Cylinder Management: With this engine component, Honda’s engineers set out to let the Ridgeline intelligently manage its fuel consumption without sacrificing its ability to generate power. Variable cylinder management sends less fuel to the engine when you’re driving in clear conditions or without a heavy load.
  • Valve Train: the SOHC i-VTEC machinery in the Honda Ridgeline utilizes the movements of 24 valves in order to fine-tune the amount of air and fuel that enter the engine at any given time.
  • High-Capacity Radiator: Every model of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes standard with this high-capacity radiator with two high-powered fans. Honda built this radiator to keep the engine cool under any circumstances, and its functioning will ensure that the rest of the Ridgeline’s drivetrain can work at maximum strength for longer periods of time.
Honda Ridgeline

Engineering in Action

With engine stats like these, it should come as no surprise that the Ridgeline has energy to spare when it comes to tackling the toughest jobs. In the 2017 Ridgeline, AWD and 2WD functionality come together with Honda technology to create a driving experience that simultaneously maximizes towing power, efficiency, and comfort.

  • All-Wheel Drive: All-Wheel Drive makes the 2017 Honda Ridgeline perfectly suited to performing in even the most inhospitable of environments. In this setting, the Honda Ridgeline can employ its intelligent traction management in snow, sand, and mud! Utilize all-wheel drive to tow up to 5,000 pounds!
  • Two-Wheel Drive: Utilize the Ridgeline’s two-wheel drive setting to get the most gas mileage out of your pickup. Although 2WD limits your intelligent traction management, it boosts your fuel economy to an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway!* In all-wheel drive, these numbers take only the barest hit, to an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city, 25 mpg highway.* Activating 2WD will limit your maximum towing load to a (still-impressive) 3,500 pounds.
  • EcoAssist Technology: Honda’s signature EcoAssist technology will further boost your gas mileage without significantly inhibiting the other aspects of your Ridgeline’s functioning. If you rarely feel as though a vehicle’s performance lives up to the EPA’s official estimates, then you haven’t experienced EcoAssist! This technology was designed to let you get the most out of your fuel by responding and adapting to real-world conditions.
  • Hill Start Assist: Not every jobsite is right off the highway, and features like hill start assistance can give you the added off-road capability you’ll need to get to and from those out-of-the-way jobs and personal projects.

Vs. Top Competitors

Wisconsin Heartland drivers who worry that the 2017 Honda Ridgeline won’t be able to compete with more widely known pickups should set those worries aside. When compared to options from Chevy, Nissan, and Toyota, the unique power of the Ridgeline quickly becomes apparent!

  • Up against the 2016 Chevy Colorado Crew Cab 4WD WT, the 2017 Ridgeline’s rear stabilizer bar and towing pre-wiring give it the edge in hauling scenarios. Pre-wiring is an optional upgrade in the Colorado, but that valuable rear stabilizer bar isn’t available at all in this model.
  • In the 2016 Toyota Tacoma 4X4 SR 6AT Access Cab, you’ll have to go without the Ridgeline’s rear stabilizer bar, towing pre-wiring, and towing stability features. The Tacoma also lacks a rear-locking differential. Additionally, the Tacoma’s 153 hp engine will impose some serious limits on your future projects.
  • Like the Tacoma, the 2016 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab 4X2 S 5AT lacks towing pre-wiring, towing stabilization, and rear stabilization capability. Additionally, hill start assistance is nowhere to be found in the Frontier!
Honda Ridgeline

See What the Ridgeline Can Do

With segment-leading performance and all-terrain functionality, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is set to take the Wisconsin Heartland by storm. There’s a lot more we could say about this pickup, but you’ll get a better sense of what it can do when you stop by one of our dealerships to take it for a test drive!

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers

3285 S. Washburn St. Oshkosh, WI

Phone: 555-555-5555
43.9760815 -88.5833631
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Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers
3285 S. Washburn St.
Oshkosh, WI, 54904 United States
Wisconsin Heartland Honda Dealers 43.9760815, -88.5833631.