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 2017 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 lbs. 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 2017 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 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.
When Honda’s all-wheel drive system automatically revs up, a portion of the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine’s 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque will transfer to the rear wheels, allowing the CR-V to better grip the road. Given its electronic configuration, responses are quick and required maintenance is limited, making it one of the most manageable all-wheel drive systems available today.
And when it comes down to hauling cargo beyond what you can feasibly fit inside, the 2017 Honda CR-V steps up to the task. This crossover can tow as much as 1,500 pounds,3 so you’ll never have to fret about leaving anything behind.
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 2017 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 2017 HR-V at West Michigan Honda Dealers today.
Whether you’re setting out on an adventure with the entire family or simply need to run some errands around town, the 2017 Honda Pilot AWD is equipped to handle the road ahead. All five of the Pilot trim levels are available with all-wheel drive, making this full-size SUV ready and able to take on virtually any condition.
The 3.5L V6 engine under the hood of the 2017 Pilot makes a robust 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, power figures further enhanced by Honda’s capable all-wheel drive system. All said, this setup allows you to tow as much as 5,000 pounds.4
The Pilot’s all-wheel drive system itself proves particularly exemplary, not only because it engages automatically when it senses traction difficulties, but also because you have the option to manually employ it. So when you come across unsteady ground you can lock the rear differential for yourself at speeds of up to 18 mph, keeping you in control, in even the toughest of situations.