Enjoy Peak Performance in the 2017 Honda Ridgeline
Drivetrain and Performance Stats
The centerpiece of the Honda Ridgeline’s drivetrain is its 3.5L V6 aluminum-alloy engine block, and with the power it offers, there won’t be any challenge that you can’t handle. Ridgeline drivers will enjoy 280 hp at 6,000 rpm, and in a pinch, they’ll be able to generate 262 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. Competing pickup models, like the 2016 Toyota Tacoma and the 2016 Nissan Frontier, lag behind with 159 hp and 261 hp, respectively. The Ridgeline’s 6-Speed Automatic Transmission allows you to take full control of this engine’s power, and the other aspects of this vehicle’s drivetrain are no less impressive!
Every Ridgeline comes equipped with a 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC valvetrain and utilizes both direct fuel injection and a drive-by-wire throttle system. Unlike the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes standard with a limited-slip differential as well as a rear locking differential, which work to provide the torque you need to each of your tires! Other elements of the Ridgeline’s drivetrain include:
- Direct ignition system with immobilizer
- High-capacity radiator with two high-power fans
- Hill Start Assist technology
- Heavy-duty transmission cooler (standard in RTL-E and Black Edition trims)
Go Further with Honda Fuel Economy
Drivers don’t usually associate the pickup market with exceptional fuel economy
, but the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has been designed to break the mold. Honda’s EcoAssist technology has been built into all Ridgeline models, and that means that this pickup can adjust its functioning to preserve fuel in real-world driving conditions! The Ridgeline also comes standard with Variable Cylinder Management, which allows it to limit the activity of its cylinders when they’re not needed for extra power. Standard ECON mode functionality gives the Ridgeline’s driver even more control over engine output. Simply press a button on your dashboard when you have the desire to conserve more fuel than usual.
The usefulness of these features is particularly evident on the highway, where the 2WD Ridgeline gets up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg!** For comparison’s sake, the Chevy Colorado gets 24 mpg on the open road, while the Tacoma and the Frontier each get 22 mpg. With 2WD, the Ridgeline’s engine offers respectable mileage of an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in city settings.** In such scenarios, it’s just as efficient as the Toyota Tacoma, and it possesses a distinct edge over the pickups offered by Chevrolet and Nissan. Those who choose to equip their Ridgeline with AWD will see their fuel economy dip just slightly to an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.**
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.