Car and Driver Names Honda Ridgeline the 2018 Best Midsize Pickup
The market for pickup trucks simply hasn’t been the same since the release of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline, and we’re not the only ones who think so! The auto experts at Car and Driver have just finished compiling their list of 2018’s 10Best Trucks and SUVs, and according to their tests, this year’s “Honda Ridgeline is simply the best” midsize pickup on the market. Drivers in West Michigan might be wondering what sets the Ridgeline apart. A better question might be: What doesn’t? No matter what you’d like your next pickup to do, you can trust that the Ridgeline will do it better. Its safety features, entertainment technology, and performance specs leave almost nothing to be desired.
The Ridgeline Has It All!
The vehicles in the pickup segment have always been defined by their power and utility, but up until recently, drivers who chose vehicles from this class had to be prepared to compromise on safety, entertainment, and technology features. Only drivers who choose the Ridgeline can have it all.
- High-Grade, Unique Entertainment Tech: Every Ridgeline trim level comes equipped with Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, speed-sensitive volume control, a USB audio interface, and more. Those who upgrade to the RTL-T will enjoy features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and HondaLink. In the upper level RTL-E and Black Edition trims, a truck-bed audio system—never before seen in the pickup segment—comes standard.
- Ridgeline Power and Utility: A 3.5L V6 engine comes standard in every Ridgeline, and drivers will benefit from the inclusion of components like direct fuel injection, variable cylinder management, and an active control engine mount system. By the numbers, the Ridgeline is even more impressive. It can generate 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. What’s more, even without Intelligent Variable Torque Management All-Wheel Drive—available on every trim other than the RT—the Ridgeline can tow 3,500 pounds.
- Honda Sensing Safety Features: The Ridgeline is the first pickup truck to offer driver-assistance safety features like a Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, a Lane Keeping Assist System, and Road Departure Mitigation. All of these technologies are included in the Honda Sensing safety suite, which comes standard on the RTL-E and Black Edition trim levels.
Take the Ridgeline for a Test Drive!
It isn’t hard to see why the writers at Car and Driver selected the 2018 Honda Ridgeline as the year’s best midsize pickup! Now that you’ve got a sense of what this pickup can do, stop into your local West Michigan Honda Dealer to explore our current offers and take the Ridgeline for a test drive. Once you’ve spent some time in the driver’s seat, you’ll be thrilled that you contacted us.