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 2018 Honda HR-V AWD: Capable, Stylish, and Compact

 

2018 Honda HR-V Exterior Front Driver Side

2018 Honda HR-V Exterior Rear Angle Black

2018 Honda HR-V i-VTEC Engine

2018 Honda HR-V All-Wheel Drive

2018 Honda HR-V Front Cabin

2018 Honda HR-V Interior Gauges

2018 Honda HR-V Interior Seating

The HR-V is the smaller crossover sibling of the CR-V, and like Honda’s other popular SUVs, the 2018 Honda HR-V AWD is available in all of the same trim levels as the front-wheel drive model. Under the hood of each HR-V is a 141-hp 1.8L four-cylinder engine with 127 lb-ft of torque, and HR-V AWD models feature Honda’s unique Real Time All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Control.

Unlike some competing all-wheel drive systems, the 2018 HR-V AWD kicks in automatically when it detects a loss of traction on the front wheels; to help give your crossover a better grip on the road, some of the engine’s 127 lb-ft of torque is sent to the rear wheels until you’re back on solid ground. It’s tough to beat the peace of mind that comes with knowing your crossover is able to quickly respond to uneven terrain, snow, ice, and slick pavement.

If you are looking for a family vehicle around Albany that has a remarkable fuel economy and the confidence that only all-wheel drive can deliver, the 2018 Honda HR-V AWD is for you.

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 2018 Honda Pilot AWD: Go More Places

 

2018 Honda Pilot AWD Exterior Front Angle Driver Side

2018 Honda Pilot AWD Exterior Side Angle

2018 Honda Pilot AWD Exterior Rear Angle Driver Side

2018 Honda Pilot All-Wheel Drive

2018 Honda Pilot AWD Interior Driver POV

2018 Honda Pilot AWD Interior Three-Row Seating

2018 Honda Pilot AWD Interior Cargo Space

 

The 2018 Honda Pilot has everything a Capital Region driver could want in a full-size SUV, with options and amenities to rival any other vehicle in its class. One of the best options available across all trim levels is the Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) AWD System.

The AWD system automatically engages when needed, sensing which wheel to send more torque to, depending on the driving situation and road conditions. This includes sending more power to outside wheels in tough cornering situations. The Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) AWD System achieves optimum traction by controlling the level of torque to each rear wheel. When you run into deeper snow or mud, you can manually lock the rear differential to power through unpaved roads or trails at speeds up to 18 MPH.

The 3.5L V-6 engine produces up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque—standard output on every 2018 Pilot. This hearty powertrain works in unison with a 6-speed automatic transmission, or upgrade to an available 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters to get a manual transmission feel without having to worry about a clutch. When equipped with all-wheel drive, the 2018 Honda Pilot is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds for maximum utility and flexibility.

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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