Mud, snow, sand, and uncertain terrain are no match for Honda all-wheel drive vehicles, which offer the traction and control you need in a wide variety of road and weather conditions. When you need the right amount of torque applied to all four wheels, all-wheel drive automatically adjusts for prevailing conditions. Honda’s lineup of AWD-capable vehicles offers the perfect selection for drivers who need comfort, dependability, and strength for the road ahead. Learn more about the benefits of four-wheel drive when you visit any Central Illinois Honda Dealers location. You can enjoy the efficiency, power, and versatility you desire along with the stability you need.
Passport was a huge part of the SUV resurgence in the 1990s and last year’s return brought some much-needed utility back to the midsize SUV segment. The 2020 Honda Passport could be dubbed the Pilot that likes to play in the dirt. Although both SUVs pack a 3.5-liter V-6 engine capable of 280 horsepower* and 262 lb-ft of torque*, Passport’s dimensions are more favorable when it comes to off-road fun. Its shorter length gives it a better approach angle while its higher ground clearance enhances departure and breakover angles.
Similar to Pilot, however, the 2020 Passport has an available, Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD System that not only provides responsive traction during slippery road conditions, but it also improves dry weather handling. This highly innovative all-wheel drive system can send up to 70 percent of the engine’s torque to the rear axle, which is then transferred fully between the left and right rear wheels—as needed—during uncertain driving conditions.
Additionally, Passport’s AWD system is paired with Intelligent Traction Management for extra grip at the push of a button. Thanks to the Drive-by-Wire throttle, this technology puts four different driving modes at your fingertips, including Normal, Sand, Mud, and Snow, depending on the terrain. On the “Snow” setting, Intelligent Traction Management will actually start your Passport in second gear and send more power to the rear axle, similar to a rear locking differential.
Passport continues to impress when the time comes to load up your gear. If you’re pulling a toy, the 2020 Passport with all-wheel drive has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. If you require a generous amount of cargo area, the One-Touch Fold-Down 60/40 Split Rear Seatback provides over 100 cubic feet. If you need even more space, your Passport can be equipped with roof rails and a roof top basket for an additional 150 pounds of storage capacity. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, part-time explorer, city slicker, or all of the above, the 2020 Honda Passport is ready for your next adventure.
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.
Redesigned for the 2020 model year, CR-V is exciting drivers with a new look, next-level technology, and the same, impressive performance that has made it the decade’s best-selling crossover*. The 2020 Honda CR-V now packs a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine on every trim that generates up to 190 horsepower* and 179 lb-ft of torque*. But perhaps the most attractive aspect of the all-new CR-V is the available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™.
CR-V’s all-wheel drive system has been pushed to the limit in America’s most severe weather conditions and harshest terrain, whether it was testing off-road capabilities in the Mojave Desert or navigating snow-packed driving courses in Baudette, Minnesota.
As was previously mentioned, CR-V’s all-wheel drive has been especially refined to provide control in snowy/icy conditions, but how does it work? The AWD system activates electronically, responding in real time to loss-of-traction scenarios by intuitively directing power to the rear wheels, as needed. This not only enhances vehicle stability during adverse weather and challenging terrain, but it also makes CR-V more responsive while climbing hills, taking corners, and accelerating.
Opting for the available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ doesn’t translate to lower fuel economy ratings either. Thanks to standard equipment like a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and the Eco Assist™ System, the 2020 Honda CR-V AWD model still makes an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city and 32 mpg highway*. Pushing through inclement weather and unforgiving winters just got a whole lot easier (and economical) behind the wheel of the newly redesigned Honda CR-V where substance and style have become one and the same.
With its small stature and sleek styling you might not expect the 2020 HR-V to be suited for snow-filled roadways, but the available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ can make short work of winter woes. And rest assure, this added peace of mind doesn’t come at the cost of your fuel economy, as the 2020 HR-V LX all-wheel drive model still achieves an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city and 31 mpg highway*.
Highly responsive and electronically activated, HR-V’s Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ proactively distributes torque to the rear wheels while accelerating and climbing hills. Additionally, the AWD system reacts much more quickly during times of lost traction due to adverse road conditions or uncertain terrain for increased driver confidence.
The entire Honda SUV lineup, including HR-V, was pushed to the limit at the Automotive Enviro Testing (AET) facility in Baudette, Minnesota–home to some of the harshest winter weather in the United States. HR-V’s handling was put to the ultimate test over three autocross courses, each with different configurations of demanding turns and packed snow, specifically designed to test AWD vehicles.
But Honda’s commitment to performance doesn’t stop there. Every 2020 HR-V comes standard equipped with hill start assist and Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control*, which uses a variety of sensors to monitor conditions and will actually intervene to help reduce the possibility of skidding, plowing, and other loss-of-traction events. From its 2nd-Row Magic Seat® to available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™, the 2020 Honda HR-V will give drivers the upper hand when it comes to life’s daily challenges.
Most drivers are well aware of Pilot’s reputation as the modern family SUV, and Honda’s 2020 installment is living up to its title. With 280 horsepower under the hood, three rows of seating for up to eight passengers, and 83.9 cubic feet of maximum cargo area, even the most stressful road trip is reduced to a walk (or drive) in the park.
But how does the 2020 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: once the snow starts to fly, this AWD system will increase stability and propulsion with more precise traction from the rear wheels.
The 2020 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™ (VSA®) with Traction Control 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 safer? Every 2020 Pilot comes standard with Honda Sensing®, a suite of driver-assistive 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 Central Illinois Honda Dealers location today.