2019 Honda Ridgeline Review
Honda may be well-known for its sedans and SUVs; however, its latest iteration of the Ridgeline truck is making a big impression, too.
How do you suppose the 2019 Honda Ridgeline will fit into your Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler lifestyle? Just read this review by the Baierl Automotive team to find out.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Performance Specs
When we think about the pickup truck class, odds are that we’re thinking of sheer power. Honestly, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline brings plenty of that to the table. With its base 3.5L V6 engine, this truck is able to produce as much as 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.
Of course, where other trucks vie for power and power only, the Ridgeline aims for fuel efficiency, as well. This powertrain comes with a number of fuel-minded enhancements, including a direct injection fuel system, Variable Cylinder Management™, and Eco Assist™.
With these fuel-conserving features under the hood, the Ridgeline is able to maintain an EPA-estimated 26 MPG highway and 19 MPG city.1
Honda Ridgeline Towing & Cargo
One of the main reasons that we may need extra power in our truck is that we intend to take it out for some heavy hauls. You might need to tow a boat, a trailer, or a camper behind you on your next adventure.
Well, with its standard 2-wheel drive configuration, the Ridgeline can tow as much as 3,500 pounds of cargo. However, with available 4-wheel drive, it can tow 5,000 pounds.2 In addition to that, the 2019 Ridgeline has a payload of 1,465 pounds. So, feel free to load up its 33.9 cubic feet of bed space with as much gear as you need.
Eight heavy-duty truck bed tie-down cleats are included to help you secure you cargo. However, smaller items can also be stowed in the standard In-Bed Trunk®, which places your items safely inside the bed and out of reach.
2019 Honda Ridgeline Safety Features
Superior handling is a much-needed quality in order to stay safe when going off-road or hauling a lot of gear. The Honda Ridgeline brings it in spades.
With the 2-wheel drive configuration, you’ll have standard Vehicle Stability Assist™ with traction control. These features help to improve wheel-grip and reduce tire-spin on loose or slippery roads.
Of course, if you’re looking to tackle more varied terrain, you may want to add in the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel-Drive system and available Intelligent Traction Management.
These optional features were designed to read and respond to varying road conditions. So, whether you’re facing snow, sand, or mud, your Ridgeline ought to know exactly how to handle it.
Test Drive the 2019 Honda Ridgeline
If you’re looking for a truck that can power through rugged adventures all while maintaining high safety and good fuel economy, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a great choice.
Pittsburgh, Wexford, and Butler drivers can learn more about this truck at Baierl Automotive. Contact us today to schedule your Honda Ridgeline test drive!
1 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg ratings for AWD models. Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
2 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.