Whether driving through rain or shine, Michigan drivers will be thrilled by the Honda CR-V, Honda HR-V, Honda Ridgeline, and Honda Pilot with all-wheel drive. Honda’s all-wheel drive boosts traction and handling in bad weather conditions. These three SUVs have the athletic prowess to tackle off-road adventures and the refinement to cruise comfortably through the daily commute. From icy roads to rocky trails, Honda all-wheel drive vehicles can handle any environment or road condition with style.
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline AWD was engineered with the geography of Central Michigan in mind. From the urban landscapes to the forested hills, the Ridgeline is at home in both settings, and everywhere in between. All road conditions are tamed thanks to the AWD working in unison with Honda’s Intelligent Traction Management System. It maximizes grip by adjusting power to the wheels individually, as needed. The independent suspension, equipped on all four corners of the Ridgeline, creates a smoother ride and allows for improved traction.
Power comes in the form of a 3.5L V-6 engine which generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, allowing for 5,000 pounds of towing capacity;1 however, the 2018 Ridgeline does not trade fuel economy for power. The Honda Ridgeline AWD get’s an impressive, EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg when you are road tripping on the highway.2
Outdoor recreation is made easy with ample cargo space throughout the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. Weather-protected compartments can be found within the truck bed courtesy of the lockable, In-Bed Trunk, as well as space underneath the rear seating. When not in use, the rear seats can fold up to create 50 cubic feet of extra cargo area–large enough to fit a bicycle. Accessing the cargo in the truck bed has never been easier thanks to the Ridgeline’s dual-action tailgate, which swings open and folds down in a traditional manner.
Tackle winter roads with confidence, comfort, and style in the 2018 Honda CR-V AWD. With enough power under the hood to deliver rugged performance, yet, enough creature comforts to satisfy the entire family, the CR-V can take you anywhere.
The Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is one of the most responsive drivelines on the market and Honda makes it available on every 2018 CR-V trim level. Unlike continuously operating AWD systems, the CR-V’s Real Time AWD automatically distributes power to the rear wheels when the road conditions call for it, conserving fuel and reducing noise. Furthermore, the Real Time AWD system will also send torque to the outside wheels during touch cornering to increase traction in all conditions.
The two engine options for the 2018 Honda CR-V include a standard, 2.4-liter inline-4 capable of 184 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque, and an available 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that produces 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. All trim levels include a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a sport driving mode for smooth, fuel-efficient driving.
If you haven’t heard of the 2018 Honda HR-V AWD before, then it’s time to take notice. We’re proud to have this third-generation compact crossover in stock now at your Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers, because it means we have another option to offer our drivers who want a crossover they can depend on all year.
Just like the two-wheel drive option, you can find the HR-V AWD model in three different trim levels, each with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine rated at 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque and sporting a continuously variable transmission (CVT). And thanks to Honda’s Real Time All-Wheel Drive, whenever the HR-V detects a loss in traction, it will send some of that torque to the rear wheels and get you a better grip on the road.
With room for up to five and a versatile and expandable cargo space, the 2018 Honda HR-V AWD makes for an excellent vehicle in the city or out in the country.
Hit the city streets or trails in the 2018 Honda Pilot. This full-size SUV has seating for up to eight passengers, 60/40 split rear seating for interior versatility, and a hearty powertrain capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. The 3.5-liter V-6 engine generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque and comes standard equipped across the entire 2018 Pilot lineup. Smooth shifting comes courtesy of either a standard 6-speed automatic transmission or an available 9-speed automatic.
What makes the 2018 Pilot even more capable of family outings and weekend adventures is the available, all-wheel drive (AWD) system. Not only does Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4™) AWD System allow you to realize the full potential of your Pilot, it also makes every trip on the Michigan streets a little safer. Wet roadways, icy streets, and uneven terrain are handled by the Pilot’s AWD system by sending power to any wheel needing assistance, including an outside wheel during sharp cornering.
The i-VTM4 AWD System is intuitive as well, with no input required from the driver. Automatic sensing technology allows torque to be sent only to the wheels in need. If you find yourself in deeper snow or mud, you can manually lock the rear differential which will send torque to all four wheels and help power the Pilot through the tough conditions at speeds of up to 18 MPH.