Honda’s Pickup Truck Has Your Back for Summer Adventures

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Ridgeline on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 7:55 pm
2018 Honda Ridgeline in front of boats

Can the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Tow My Boat?

Although the official beginning of summer doesn’t happen for another week, the passing of Memorial Day, intermittent thunderstorms and daytime highs in the 80s have proven that summer is a guest who arrives fashionably early. With summer underway, we in the greater-Roanoke area have been enjoying all the amazing and fun things outdoors. One of our favorite things here at Covington Honda is getting out onto the water!

Whether it’s fishing, waterskiing or just taking a rowboat out with an enjoyable book, we absolutely love the way the warm weather opens more opportunities to explore the lakes, rivers and streams of our region.

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Unless you’re lucky enough to live on the water, you must find a reliable way to transport your boat and that is where things can get difficult. After all, boats have weight as do engines, trailers and equipment. Not every vehicle is equipped to tow to start with and all have weight limits that limit them to certain max weights and gross vehicle weight ratings.

How Much Can the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Tow?

When it comes to being able to tow weights, pickup trucks are favorites for their versatility and utility. We’ve talked on this blog before about what sets the Honda Ridgeline apart from standard body-on-frame pickup trucks. Drivers consistently choose the Ridgeline for its handling, agility and ride comfort – all which most closely mirror that of a crossover or large sedan.

Thankfully, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline does more than just give drivers a smooth ride. It also offers a competitive maximum towing capacity which puts it right in line with the class competition. When properly equipped, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline can tow a maximum of 5,000 lbs. in its AWD configuration or 3,500 in its 2WD configuration.

As far as boats go, this is a nice-sized boat with a competent engine and secure trailer.

This towing capacity comes courtesy of the Ridgeline’s 3.5L 24-valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine that outputs a powerful 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft. of torque. Combined with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline’s 6-speed automatic transmission, this engine allows you to accelerate quickly, pass confidently and take your boat anywhere adventure calls.

bike in 2018 Honda Ridgeline

The Ridgeline does more than just tow. It’s also full of inventive ways to carry cargo inside.

bed of 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Secure and ready for anything your adventure demands, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline has a strong and durable bed.

What Kind of Boat Can the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Tow?

Towing is a complicated science and dependent on several factors. Because of this nuance, it’s always best to check with your local Honda dealer in Covington to find out exactly how much boat your Honda Ridgeline can take with it and how easy to tow your rig will be.

For more information on your specific boating rig and the Ridgeline’s capability or to schedule a test-drive with the comfortable, convenient and capable 2018 Honda Ridgeline, contact us today!

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