2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline

New model years lead to new changes for many vehicles. The new generation of the Honda Ridgeline made its debut for the 2017 model year. Now the 2018 version of the truck has made its appearance. Looking at the 2018 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Honda Ridgeline will draw attention to the similarities and differences between these two models.

Multiple changes have been made to the Honda Ridgeline for the new model year. The new Ridgeline will be offered in six trim levels, one fewer than the previous model. The 2018 Ridgeline will be offered in RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition trim levels. The Sport trim will also offer two new color options: White Diamond Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic.

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2018 Honda Ridgeline VS 2017 Honda Ridgeline
6 Trim Levels 7
3.5-liter V-6 Engine 3.5-liter V-6
FWD, AWD Drive Systems FWD, AWD
280 hp, 262 lb-ft torque Engine Performance 280 hp, 262 lb-ft torque

2018 Honda Ridgeline Engine Performance

Both versions of the truck will come equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine as standard equipment. Performance numbers on this engine check in at 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. In addition to the engine, both model years can be equipped with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive systems. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy estimates on the 2018 Ridgeline check in at up to 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highways.*

The 2018 Ridgeline will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds, when properly equipped, and offers a maximum payload of 1,584 pounds.

2018 Ridgeline models will offer Honda's Intelligent Traction Management System. This button-operated system offers up to four different operating modes. All-wheel drive Ridgeline models offer Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand modes, while front-wheel drive versions offer Normal and Snow settings.

Other available features offered on the 2018 Honda Ridgeline include:

  • In-Bed Trunk®

  • HD Radio®

  • Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility

  • 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen system

  • USB and Bluetooth connectivity

  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2018 Honda Ridgeline red side
2018 Honda Ridgeline storage
2018 Honda Ridgeline sunroof
2018 Honda Ridgeline in-bed trunk

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