The Ridgeline has plenty of power to get the job done. And since it’s a Honda, it’ll be with you for the long haul.
Call It Rigid
The Ridgeline has an ultra-rigid unit-body that’s reinforced with an integrated closed-box frame. This tow-friendly approach gives the Ridgeline extraordinary torsional rigidity, and helps the frame fight twisting during the stress of hauling, towing or off-road driving.
All 2012 models come with an integrated Class III trailer hitch. There's also a standard high-capacity radiator with dual 160-watt fans, a heavy-duty power-steering fluid cooler, a high-capacity ATF cooler, and, on the RTS and RTL, a trailer harness (RT and Sport are pre-wired for a trailer harness). Large brake rotors at all four wheels and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) help ensure quick and deliberate stops when it matters most.
Power Under the Hood
A 3.5-liter, VTEC® V-6 engine with 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque gives the Ridgeline optimum power and efficiency. An innovative two-stage intake manifold and a high-mounted fresh-air intake system provide power when you need it, with high-end horsepower and low-end torque even during extreme towing conditions. The fresh-air intake draws air from the top of the front grille to protect against dust and water intrusion during launches.
2012 STANDARD TOWING FEATURES:
Integrated closed-box frame with unit-body construction
Integrated class III trailer hitch
5,000-lb. towing capacity
Trailer harness (RTS and RTL; RT is pre-wired for a trailer harness)
Pre-wired for trailer brake controller
Heavy-duty radiator with dual 160-watt fans
Heavy-duty power-steering fluid cooler
Heavy-duty automatic-transmission fluid cooler
Power-assisted ventilated front disc/solid rear disc brakes