What to Look for in the 2018 Honda Ridgeline

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is today’s most well-rounded pickup truck. Available in nine trims, including all-wheel drive and two-wheel drive variants, the Ridgeline is the smart choice for customers looking for versatility in a midsize pickup truck that can haul and tow, and deliver a smooth, comfortable ride. Here’s what excites us about the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. 

So much space! The 2018 Honda Ridgeline has the largest and most flexible cabin in its class with seating for five and up to 109 cu. ft of interior space. The Ridgeline’s 60/40 split lift-up rear seats can be arranged to form multiple rear seat configurations and make space for cargo. Plus, it includes a large in-bed trunk that can be used for storage or as a cooler and the bed itself is large enough to fit 4 x 8 full sheets of plywood down flat. 

Its smooth ride. The Ridgeline’s unibody design and independent suspension make for a much smoother ride than other pickups in its class. Come to think of it, the smoothness of its ride quality is more comparable to that of a car than a truck.

It’s p-p-powerful. Powered by a 3.5-liter direct-injected SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management and a 6-speed automatic transmission, the Honda Ridgeline can output 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft of torque. The Ridgeline leads its class in cargo-hauling and towing capabilities with a maximum of 1,584-lb. payload capacity and up to 5,000-lb. towing. Additionally, all trims include a Traction Management System that provides up to four operating modes Normal, Snow, Mud, and Sand for all-wheel drive models, and Normal and Snow for two-wheel drive models.

The tailgate/bed combo of dreams. The Dual Action Tailgate allows for easy loading and off-loading, and makes the Ridgeline perfect for sporting events, picnics, and other outdoor gatherings. With the available 150W/400W truck-bed outlet in the wall of the bed, you can plug in power tools or even a television for outdoor entertainment. Add the available and industry-first Truck Bed Audio System and you’re golden with the ability to play your music straight through the bed walls.

Accessories, accessories, accessories. For customers looking to personalize, there is a wide range of genuine Honda accessories designed specifically for the Ridgeline, including — fender flares, back-up sensors, camping tents, hard Tonneau covers, bed extenders, automatic-dimming mirrors, and more.

And we’re only getting started. Those are just a few of the features that excite us about the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. The best way to see why the Honda Ridgeline is considered the most well-rounded pickup truck on the road, is to stop by our Milpitas showroom and take one out for a test drive. Located right off Interstate I-880 in Milpitas, at the Tasman/Great Mall Parkway exit, South Bay Honda is just a short drive from San Jose and the place for the latest and greatest Honda models.