Review: 2019 Honda Ridgeline

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Since its inception in 2006, Honda has positioned the Ridgeline as a fun to drive truck that has plenty of forward thinking features - the 2019 version continues that tradition.

Performance
The 1st generation Ridgeline was fitted with Honda’s 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produced a very capable 250 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torques.  For the 2nd generation, Honda upped the Ridgeline’s output to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft.  This power plant, coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission, allows the Ridgeline to tow up to 5,000 lbs. (2,300 kg) while achieving an EPA estimated 19 city and 26 highway MPG rating*.

Features
As mentioned earlier, the Ridgeline is packed with cool, forward-thinking features.  One such example is its 2-way tailgate.  This one of a kind tailgate is not only hinged at the bottom (like other conventional tailgates) the Ridgeline’s tailgate is also hinged vertically on the driver’s side.  This allows the Ridgeline’s tailgate to open downward or by swinging to the side.  Another popular feature is the lockable in-bed trunk.  This trunk is sealed and weather resistant making it perfect for storing luggage or other dry goods.  The in-bed trunk also features a removable drain plug allowing it to be used as a cooler.

Safety
Honda has long been known for its attention to safety and the Ridgeline is no exception. The Ridgeline safety starts with Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering or ACE body structuring and continues into Honda’s suite of safety features known as Honda Sensing.  Honda Sensing includes such safety systems as Collision Mitigation Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control, just to name a few.

Infotainment
The 2019 Ridgeline has all the information and entertainment options that a New Yorker could ask for.  Available features include an 8-inch touchscreen system with a Garmin satellite-linked navigation system, Pandora Radio, Apple CarPlay with Siri eyes free, Android Auto, and much more.

If you are in the market for a capable yet comfortable truck, stop by Friendly Honda in beautiful Poughkeepsie for a test drive today.

*2019 EPA MILEAGE BASED ON 2019 EPA MILEAGE RATINGS. USE FOR COMPARISON PURPOSES ONLY. YOUR ACTUAL MILEAGE WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR VEHICLE, DRIVING CONDITIONS, BATTERY PACK AGE/CONDITION (HYBRID MODELS ONLY) AND OTHER FACTORS.
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