Albany Drivers Find Variety in Honda’s All-Wheel Drive Vehicles

There’s a stereotype about all-wheel drive vehicles, that they are built for off-road use first and won’t serve you that well in day-to-day driving. We can’t speak for the competition, but here at Capital Region Honda Dealers, our four different all- and four-wheel drive models are built for the road first and then optimized for traction on slick terrain or if you’re heading off-road.

We can help you find the right one for you when you visit us, but here’s a quick preview of the five different options.

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD: Handle Any Situation

 

2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD Mountains Driver Side

2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD Dual-Action Tailgate

2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD City Passenger Side

2019 Honda Ridgeline All-Wheel Drive

2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD Lake Rear Angle

2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD In-Bed Trunk

2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD Interior Seating

Come rain, ice, or snow, weather doesn’t discourage the 2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD from hitting the road. The all-wheel drive works in conjunction with Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) AWD System, distributing power to each wheel individually (as needed) to retain maximum grip of the road. Independent suspension can be found on all four corners of the Ridgeline, rather than a solid axle in the rear, as is the case with other pickup trucks. In turn, the tires will have solid contact with the road in any weather condition, creating a smooth and stable ride.

Drivers that find themselves quickly adding up the miles will appreciate the fuel efficiency of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. With an impressive, EPA-estimated rating of 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, you won’t be making frequent fuel stops. Power isn’t sacrificed in the name of fuel economy, as the Ridgeline’s 3.5L V6 engine produces a healthy 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds.

The 2019 Ridgeline excels when it comes to transporting cargo. If you need to keep your possessions out of the elements, there is a weather-protected storage area underneath the rear seats, as well as a lockable, In-Bed Trunk located within the actual floor of the truck bed. The rear seats also fold up, when not in use, allowing for an additional 50 cubic feet of cargo area. Accessing the In-Bed Trunk is made easy thanks to the Ridgeline’s Dual-Action Tailgate that swings open to allow for closer interaction, but it also folds down to accommodate longer pieces of cargo.

The 2019 Honda HR-V AWD: For Whatever the Road Brings

 

2019 Honda HR-V Exterior Front Angle Rain

2019 Honda HR-V Exterior Rear Angle Closeup

2019 Honda HR-V Interior Magic Seat

2019 Honda HR-V All-Wheel Drive

2019 Honda HR-V Interior Driver POV

2019 Honda HR-V Interior Rearview Camera

2019 Honda HR-V Exterior Front Angle Driver Side

There is a lot to love about the 2019 Honda HR-V. With looks and utility inspired by the Honda CR-V, and a healthy dose of efficiency and versatility borrowed from the Honda Fit, HR-V provides Capital Region drivers with the best of both worlds in the form of a subcompact crossover SUV.

But don’t let its small stature fool you—the 2019 HR-V is still an SUV at heart. When the weather turns ugly and travel conditions become uncertain, the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ will keep your rubber securely on the road. Available on every HR-V trim level, not only does this AWD system increase traction on slippery surfaces, but it also enhances stability during everyday driving maneuvers like cornering and climbing hills.

Unlike traditional, all-wheel drive systems, Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ automatically jumps into action with virtually no lag time. Power is seamlessly distributed to the rear wheels during loss of traction, and just as quickly as it lends a helping hand, the system will disengage once stability has returned to your HR-V for optimum fuel efficiency. This is all-wheel drive done in proactive fashion, because Honda knows that every second counts when driving on slippery or snow-covered roadways.

Models outfitted with AWD will also carry front and rear stabilizer bars, while every 2019 HR-V comes standard equipped with hill start assist and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, keeping driver confidence at an all-time high. Whether it’s the dog days of summer or smack dab in the middle of winter, the 2019 Honda HR-V from your Capital Region Honda Dealers is a small crossover that makes big moves, no matter the road ahead.

The 2018 Honda CR-V AWD: Commute with Confidence

 

2018 Honda CR-V Exterior Front Grille

2018 Honda CR-V Exterior Side Profile

2018 Honda CR-V Exterior Rear Angle Liftgate

2018 Honda CR-V All-Wheel Drive

2018 Honda CR-V Interior Driver POV

2018 Honda CR-V Interior Rearview Camera

2018 Honda CR-V Interior Seating Overhead Angle

With five trim levels to choose from, the 2018 Honda CR-V is well-equipped and loaded with technology ranging from comfort and convenience to entertainment and safety. One option available across the entire CR-V lineup is the Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System. This makes the CR-V more than capable of safely navigating any road in the Capital Region. As a crossover with more than enough room for the whole family, all-wheel drive gives you the confidence to venture out no matter the weather or road conditions.

Two engine options are available for the 2018 model year, including a 2.4-liter in-line 4-cylinder that generates 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, and a 1.5-liter turbo with an output of 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. Either of these powertrains can be had with AWD, along with a smooth-shifting continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a sport driving mode.

Honda’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System is one of the most responsive drivelines on the market today. It only activates when the CR-V senses a need for all-wheel drive. The system sends power to the rear wheels, as-needed, saving fuel and reducing the noise and vibration that plagues other AWD vehicles. Along with exceptional traction in slippery or wet road conditions, the system shifts power to the outside wheels in tough cornering situations.

The 2019 Honda Pilot AWD: Elevating Your Ride

 

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Exterior Front Angle Driver Side Blue

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Intelligent Traction Management

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Interior One-Touch 2nd-Row Seating

2019 Honda Pilot All-Wheel Drive

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Exterior Rear Angle Power Tailgate

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Interior Rearview Camera

2019 Honda Pilot AWD Interior Cargo Space

 

Most Capital Region drivers are well aware Pilot is truly the modern family SUV, and Honda’s 2019 installment has solidified such a title. With 280 horses under the hood, three rows of seating for up to eight passengers, and 83.9 cubic feet of max cargo area, even the most stressful road trip is reduced to a walk (or drive) in the park.

But how does the 2019 Honda Pilot react during adverse weather conditions or challenging terrain? Thanks to the Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System, available on any Pilot trim, your peace of mind will never waiver. This proactive all-wheel drive system employs adaptable front-to-rear distribution of engine torque which directs power to those wheels with traction. Each rear wheel is equipped with electro-hydraulically actuated clutch packs, allowing variable amounts of torque to be sent to each rear wheel independently. Bottom line: if the roads become slick or uncertain, this AWD system will increase stability and propulsion with more precise traction from the rear wheels.

The 2019 Pilot doubles down on performance-enhancing technology with the addition of Intelligent Traction Management, an available push-button system that features four driving modes for snow, mud, sand, and normal road conditions. Now, factor in standard-equipped hill start assist and Vehicle Stability Assist for good measure, and it’s clear that Pilot will keep you in control no matter what the situation.

How could Honda make this SUV any more safe? Every 2019 Pilot comes standard with Honda Sensing, a suite of driver assist technologies and safety features that includes Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Road Departure Mitigation, and Collision Mitigation Braking. It’s strong and sturdy, it’s safe, it’s spacious, and it’s waiting for your test drive at any Capital Region Honda Dealers location. It’s the 2019 Honda Pilot.

Finding Your AWD Honda Vehicle

We have the full lineup of Honda vehicles at Capital Region Honda Dealers, and when you want the peace of mind of all-wheel drive, we have four distinct, interesting options for you to choose from. Let us help you find the one that’s right for you.

 

[1] 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details. Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines. [2] Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors. [3] 1,500 lbs. maximum towing capacity. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details. Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines. [4] 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details. Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines. [5] 1,500 lbs. maximum towing capacity. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details. Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.
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