2018 Honda Ridgeline Review
If you talk to a truck-lover around Panama City, Springfield, or Callaway, and mention recently released models with ample power and long-term durability, it won't be long before the Honda Ridgeline comes up. That's why Honda of Bay County created this informative 2018 Honda Ridgeline review.
Some of the features we'll discuss includes engine specifications, towing capacity, and infotainment technology found in the cabin. So, keep reading, and you'll get a better feel for this often-discussed truck.
The lone engine in the 2018 Honda Ridgeline supplies this truck with hefty horsepower and precision control, so you can adeptly navigate the most cluttered work sites.
This is all thanks to the direct injection V6 engine that can churn out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. You'll also be able to tackle a wide variety of terrain thanks to the Intelligent Traction Management system. With this setup, you can choose between options like snow, sand, and mud, and your handling will adapt to the selected conditions.
As for the transmission, a refined 6-speed automatic is the standard option, and it comes with a heavy-duty transmission cooler, too.
To go along with this stand-out horsepower, you'll find the Honda Ridgeline has a terrific blend of towing capacity and payload.
To start, the towing capacity maxes out at 5,000 pounds, which is quite useful if you need to haul a trailer out to the campgrounds, or if you have a hearty weekend project that needs to get done. There's also 1,586 pounds of payload, giving you the ability to tackle the biggest jobs with ease.
Audio & Connectivity
While the dazzling power of this truck often steals the headlines, don't overlook the value of an advanced, user-friendly infotainment system. This type of setup makes each ride more enjoyable, whether you're heading to the grocery store or coming home after a long day on the job.
It all starts with the Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and streaming audio capabilities. These two features give you the opportunity to access music or the radio with simple verbal commands.
If you want to pull up apps or navigation right from your phone, you can with help from Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. By linking your smartphone with your car, you'll be able to access these types of features right on the available 8-inch, high-resolution touchscreen display. If you're more interested in the radio, you'll appreciate the optional SiriusXM® Radio and HD Radio™ additions.
Finally, you'll notice a unique clarity as you begin to play music thanks to the premier 225-watt audio system that comes with seven speakers and a built-in subwoofer.
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Take the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Out for a Spin
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is a dynamic truck that sports high-end performance and has an advanced cabin filled with convenient and entertaining technology. To drive this model around Panama City, Springfield, and Callaway, contact Honda of Bay County.
We'll schedule you a test drive and answer any questions you may have about this appealing truck!