Engine/Chassis Features

9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Paddle Shifters

What’s the Benefit?

Honda’s 9-speed automatic delivers exceptionally strong, smooth acceleration and immediate response. Plus, its paddle shifters offer the driver an even more engaging experience.

The Feature:

All 2020 Ridgeline trims feature a 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

  • This remarkably compact unit provides strong acceleration while still enabling impressive EPA fuel-economy ratings36.
  • Response is enhanced by a shift-management program that allows multiple-gear downshifts when powerful thrust is called for.
  • Paddle shifters let drivers take over the shifting decisions when they so desire.
  • And the shift-by-wire system allows drivers to operate the transmission with push-button ease while freeing the console area of a shift lever.