Engine/Chassis Features

Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) All-Wheel-Drive System

What’s the Benefit?

The available i-VTM4 system is a proactive all-wheel-drive design that enhances confidence in almost any weather condition—and makes handling more enjoyable even on dry pavement.

The Feature

Ridgeline drivers can take advantage of an available all-wheel-drive system with a variety of outstanding design features.

  • It comprises a single housing at the rear axle, featuring a lightweight, cast-alloy casing.
  • The system allows variable front-to-rear distribution of engine torque to direct power to those wheels with traction.
  • It offers a highly sophisticated level of performance, thanks to a pair of electro-hydraulically actuated clutch packs, one to drive each rear wheel.
  • The clutches can be engaged separately, allowing variable amounts of torque to be sent to each rear wheel independently and responding precisely to traction needs at the rear wheels to enhance stability and propulsion in ice and snow.
  • The system can even enhance dry-weather handling performance by sending additional torque to the outside rear wheel when turning, helping the Ridgeline carve through corners with a much more natural, confidence-inspiring feeling.