Between months of snow and ice and the muddy roads that follow as everything melts, West Michigan drivers are no strangers to difficult driving conditions. That’s why finding a vehicle that can handle whatever winter weather lies ahead is so crucial, namely one that is fitted with a state-of-the-art all-wheel drive system. Such a system can mean the difference between smoothly accelerating regardless of the terrain ahead and finding yourself stuck in heavy snow or slipping through an intersection. Luckily, the latest lineup of Honda AWD models is tough to beat, and all versions come at prices you can afford when you browse the selection at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you.
Western Michigan is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and the 2018 Honda Ridgeline AWD has been engineered with that in mind. Whether you’re hauling a large amount of heavy cargo or pulling a motorsports vehicle, the Ridgeline is more than capable. Power comes courtesy of the 3.5L V-6 engine, which produces a hearty 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque—not to mention 5,000 pounds of towing capacity.1 This performance is fused to the road thanks to the all-wheel drive working in conjunction with Honda’s Intelligent Traction Management System to monitor road conditions and adjust the power sent to each wheel individually; therefore, maximizing traction and control for any road condition.
The 2018 Ridgeline takes innovation one step further by fitting independent suspension to each of the four wheels, rather than a solid rear axle commonly found on other pickup trucks, which creates an incredibly smooth and stable ride. With all this performance and intelligent engineering, fuel efficiency did not get lost in the shuffle. The Ridgeline delivers an impressive, EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.2
Hauling all of your outdoor gear is made easy with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline’s multitude of storage options. Other than the cargo box, you’ll find additional storage in the form of weather-protected stowaway space found underneath the rear seating and a lockable, In-Bed Trunk located within the actual truck bed. The rear seat also folds up to create an extra 50 cubic feet of cargo area that is protected from the elements—large enough to fit a bicycle. Accessing cargo in the box is a breeze with the Ridgeline’s dual-action tailgate. It swings open to allow for easier access to the In-Bed Trunk, and folds down when you need to haul longer loads.
No matter if it’s a hard snow or sleet that quickly turns to ice, drivers throughout Western Michigan know that weather conditions can get challenging in the blink of an eye. For that reason, finding a vehicle that is not only durable but safe is extremely important for those sometimes treacherous winter months. Behind the wheel of the 2018 Honda CR-V AWD, worries are put to ease with the available all-wheel drive (AWD) system.
The standard 184-hp engine (or available 190-hp turbocharged option) and Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System make slipping and sliding a fear of the past. Real Time AWD doesn’t wait for the front two tires to slip for the distribution of power to adjust and regain control. Instead, the multi-plate clutch and intelligent control system work together to instantly react to any harsh weather conditions and ensure a smooth ride throughout all trips. Although the AWD system works independently without any input from the driver, it can be initiated manually if necessary. When the skies begin to turn cloudy and gray as winter makes its return, the 2018 Honda CR-V will greet unpredictable weather conditions with the confidence that you and your family deserve.
When you live in West Michigan, you know that you need to prepare for the winter months in every aspect of your life, and that includes your car. But not everyone needs a crossover the size of a CR-V or Pilot, and that’s why we’re happy to offer the 2018 Honda HR-V AWD at your West Michigan Honda Dealers.
This innovative crossover splits the difference between a Fit and a CR-V, and gives you the option of all-wheel drive on all three trim levels. Under the hood is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine with 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque, giving your fuel bills a break thanks to its continuously variable transmission (standard on each all-wheel drive model). Honda’s Real Time All-Wheel Drive is easy to use, too: just drive as you normally would.
The HR-V will engage its all-wheel drive when it detects a loss of traction and send some of that engine power to the rear wheels to help keep you on track. Let us show you that you can get a small crossover without having to compromise on style, capabilities, or fuel efficiency; test drive the 2018 HR-V at West Michigan Honda Dealers today.
Whether heading out to a potluck with your family or just making the daily commute, the 2018 Honda Pilot is the ideal vehicle to get you to and from your destination safely. The all-wheel drive (AWD) system, available on all five Pilot trim levels, is the perfect answer to Western Michigan’s winter weather. Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) AWD System is a proactive driveline that responds precisely to traction needs by automatically sending power to the wheels that need it most. The result is responsive handling on slick surfaces, as well as dry roads.
The 2018 Honda Pilot AWD comes standard equipped with a 280-hp, 3.5L V-6 engine—making it not only safe, but highly capable as well. How capable? The Pilot produces 262 lb-ft of torque and carries a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds.
Rounding out the Pilot’s superior performance is the available Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive technologies. This comprehensive package includes everything from Collision Mitigation Braking to Lane Keeping Assist for unbeatable awareness and protection. With a mighty powertrain, equally impressive AWD system, and a wealth of safety features, the 2018 Honda Pilot is truly the modern family SUV.