Engine/Chassis Features

Intelligent Traction Management

What’s the Benefit?

Intelligent Traction Management helps enable Ridgeline drivers to maintain traction, stability and driving confidence in a wide variety of conditions—with the ease of just pushing a button.

The Feature:

The Ridgeline benefits from a high-tech feature to help maintain traction in a variety of conditions.

  • The system was engineered at the Honda R&D facility in Ohio and tested worldwide—from the sands of Dubai and Moscow mud to the snows of Minnesota.
  • It works with the Drive-by-Wire throttle, the VSA® system, the transmission shift map and—on i-VTM4® models—the all-wheel-drive system to provide the optimum power for the surface friction available.
  • Drivers of Ridgeline two-wheel-drive models can select between Normal and Snow modes; Ridgeline AWD models add Mud and Sand modes as well.
  • To change modes, drivers press the Intelligent Traction Management button behind the shifter; the button is labeled SNOW on 2WD models, and has a vehicle-profile icon on AWD models.
  • On the first push, the MID will display the modes available; subsequent pushes will cycle through the modes.
  • When the desired mode is highlighted, it will be engaged after a 3-second interval. The selected mode will remain engaged until a new one is selected, or the ignition is shut off.
  • The system will default to Normal mode upon restart.