“The Honda Ridgeline excels at hauling motorcycles, towing a boat or even taking the curvy road home,” said Erik Berkman, vice president of American Honda Motor, in a statement for the press. “It’s tough when it needs to be and refined the rest of the time.”
The maximum tow rating of the new Ridgeline is of 5,000 pounds, with the standard equipment for towing including an integrated tow hitch, transmission and oil coolers, heavy duty brakes, dual radiator fans and a wiring harness for a 7-pin trailer hook up (pre-wiring only on RT).
All Ridgelines are equipped with standard anti-lock brakes, VSA, brake assist, advanced multiple-threshold driver’s and front passenger’s SRS airbags, front side airbags with passenger-side Occupant Position Detection System(OPDS), two-row side-curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, front seat active head restraints, and a tire pressure monitoring system and daytime running lights.
To make it short, the basic specs for the 2010 Honda Ridgeline looks like this:
- Four-Door, 5-passenger pickup truck
- 3.5-liter SOHC VTEC V-6 engine
- Horsepower: 250 at 5,700 rpm
- Torque: 247 lb-ft. at 4,300 rpm
- EPA-estimated fuel economy: 15 city / 20 highway / 17combined miles per gallon
- Integrated closed-box frame with unit-body construction
- Independent front and rear suspension
- 5-foot composite bed with 1/2 ton payload capacity
- Secure In-Bed Trunk: 8.5 cubic-feet
- Towing capacity: 5,000 lb.
- Advanced VTM-4 four-wheel-drive with lock mode