Reach the Summits of Work and Play in the 2018 Honda Ridgeline

At the crossroads of modern utility and tailgate parties sits the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. Both are integral to the identity of the pickup segment in America after all. But where the models our New Haven, Hamden, East Haven, and Milford customers may know put capability up front, the dual nature of the 2018 Ridgeline opens the proverbial tail gate for a unique ownership experience!

Although a known quantity since its original debut in 2004, the latest iteration that arrived in 2016 dials up the balance of fun and function in some exciting ways. One might assume that with features like In-Bed audio systems and beer cooler, not to mention a unibody design, some of the 2018 Ridgeline’s more capable assets would fall by the wayside, think again. Packing the same 3.5-liter V6 found in the popular 2018 Pilot, Honda’s sole pickup puts its 280 horsepower to good use in both front or all-wheel drive guise.

In fact, both FWD and AWD models are rated for 1,500 lbs. of payload, while the former tops out at 3,500 lbs. maximum towing. Yet opt for an all-wheel drive model, and that figure rises to 5,000 lbs., and comes with an Intelligent Traction Management system that lets the driver select different settings for engine and driveline responses on a variety of surfaces.

Yes, the 2018 Ridgeline can tow and haul—and has better off-road chops than one might expect of a light-duty, unibody truck—but it can also party. For that, systems like the standard 200-watt sound system, In-Bed trunk, cooler, and lighting amenities, and a tail gate that can open to the side or down lays the groundwork for some pretty solid summer fun. Upgrading trims brings a 400-watt set to both cab and bed, leather seating surfaces, and available safety features from the Honda Sensing suite.

Rounded out by a comfortable, SUV-like ride with none of the bed-hopping you’ll find on many other trucks, the 2018 Ridgeline makes for quite the enticing pick(up)! To get behind the wheel and experience it against other models on your short list, our Honda dealership in Branford, CT can be reached at (203) 481-1616 to set one up, or to answer any questions.

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