2018 Honda Ridgeline: Vehicle of the MonthSep 15th, 2018
When you think of a truck, the first image that conjures up in your mind is fuel hungry expensive behemoths with huge grilles and roaring engines. However, Honda sees trucking in a different light by offering a mid-size economy truck the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. It seems that Honda is aiming for the same audience who prefers to ditch their traditional giant body-on-frame SUVs in favor of crossovers. For those who want a hardworking mid-sized truck that drives well and is able to handle any job easier, then the Ridgeline is the best choice for you.
Canadians love Honda – sales records of the company indicate that it is one of the highest-selling vehicle brands in Canada for four consecutive years. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is an outstanding choice for people who want more from their mid-sized trucks. It has a powerful engine, good suspension and better mileage per gallon.
Apart from the stylish design, the Ridgeline is ready to perform all its trucking duties with determination. Some of its best features include
- A dual-action tailgate that swings open easily, offering wide space for laying things flat.
- The truck bed is 5’4’’ x 5’ long and 4’2’’ wide allows it to haul 4×8 sheets of materials.
- Lockable In-Bed Trunk for exclusive storage space.
- Scratch resistant bed with UV stabilization.
- Eight 350 –lb tie-down
- Projector beam LED headlights.
- Multi-angle rearview
- Honda Sensing technology.
- SAE Net Horsepower @ RP.M:280 @ 6000.
- SAE Net Torque @ RPM: 262 @ 4700.
- ABS Braking system.
- A distinct unibody chassis
- Independent rear suspension
Drivability and Suspension
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline stands apart from the other trucks in the category thanks to its unibody chassis. The suspension is excellent and the torque vectoring AWD system gives the Ridgeline excellent stability and it’s a joy to drive. Installed with a powerful V-6 engine, you can count on a smooth, effortless ride on-road, and the engine has enough power for mild to moderate off-roading. The all-powerful and mighty V-6 engine feels feisty on the highway. On average, the Ridgeline speeds up from 0 to 60 in 7 seconds, which is the best performance by a mid-sized truck. The Ridgeline comes with plenty of stopping power with the ABS braking technology.
The Ridgeline gives you a fun drive and a comfortable ride for the passengers. The seats are wide and comfortable, the legroom is adequate and the cabin is able to suppress noise easily. The climate control is excellent, the entire cabin is comfortable and perfect for a family. The best part of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline is that despite its size, it’s very easy to climb in and out of the truck. The interior is spacious, comfortable and inviting. The interior is made from high-quality materials that give the truck a posh look and feel.
Advanced Technology with Seamless Smartphone Integration
The new Honda Ridgeline comes with seamless smartphone integration by offering Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The audio system is something to look at! The 8-inch touchscreen has plenty of screen real estate that makes it easier to use. However, the only thing that might disappoint a little is the user interface. It needs some getting used to before you become an expert at using the control displayed on the giant screen.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking to purchase the new 2018 Honda Ridgeline, then you won’t be disappointed with your investment. The Ridgeline is a perfect mid-sized truck that offers value for money and some impressive features that are a must-have in any vehicle today. The tailgate is impressive and the extra storage comes in handy when you need more space. Get in touch with a reputable Honda dealer today!