250-hp, 3.5-liter, 24-valve, SOHC VTEC® V-6 Engine
The high-output 3.5-liter, 24-valve VTEC® V-6 engine produces 250 hp and an equally impressive 247 lb-ft of torque, putting the Ridgeline performance on a par with some V-8 trucks. Yet it still has one of the highest-mileage and lowest-emissions ratings in its class.
 15 city/21 highway/17 combined mpg rating. Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
5-Speed Automatic Transmission
The 5-speed automatic transmission was built with heavy-duty truck use in mind. Transmission shift points have been programmed to take full advantage of engine torque, and shift times are quicker for more positive shifts. Plus, a high-capacity automatic-transmission fluid cooler helps ensure greater durability when towing.
 Towing requires the addition of the Honda accessory towing kit, trailer harness and hitch ball. Trailer harness standard on RTS and RTL models. Premium unleaded fuel recommended when towing. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
Variable Torque Management® (VTM-4®) 4-Wheel-Drive System
The VTM-4® system operates automatically. But when you need to start off in extreme low-traction conditions, such as when stopped in mud, on ice or in loose gravel, the VTM-4 Lock® feature lets you manually lock the rear differential to help get you moving. And it will stay manually locked up to 18 mph in both forward and reverse gears.
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Unlike other trucks with live-axle suspensions, each wheel operates independently of the others and also has a lower unsprung weight. As a result, the Ridgeline operates with superior off-road handling, a composed ride and unmatched stability.
Locking Rear Differential
When the clutches are energized and engaged by the VTM-4® electronic control unit, up to 70% of the engine's power is diverted to the rear wheels so they can work with the front wheels to provide 4-wheel drive.