The 2019 Honda All Wheel Drive Lineup

September 19th, 2019 by

The 2019 Honda All Wheel Drive lineup is as exciting as ever delivering a plethora of choices to suit your needs and wishes! The models compatible with All Wheel Drive consists of the Honda HR-V, CR-V, Passport, Pilot and Ridgeline. You may be asking yourself: “Do I really need an All Wheel Drive vehicle?” Well, let me do my best Google Search impression and answer your inquiry.

An All Wheel Drive vehicle uses a drivetrain that utilizes a front, center and rear differential which grant power to all four wheels. The average vehicle on the road will either be Front Wheel Drive or Rear Wheel Drive. These kinds of cars are fine; however, All Wheel Drive models are keen in almost any weather conditions ranging from dry, unpaved roads in the countryside to slippery roads on rainy days. With all four tires running at the same time, acceleration on wet surfaces are a night and day difference compared to other vehicle types. Furthermore, if you have the same luck as me, you may find yourself backing up into a muddy ditch getting your back tire stuck. The All Wheel Drive will use the front tires to free the hopeless ones in the back. 

Now that we have that cleared up, let’s take a look at what Honda offers for All Wheel Drive models. First up is the Honda HR-V which is a compact SUV that is AWD compatible in all trims consisting of the LX, Sport, EX, EX-L and Touring. The other compact SUV available is the Honda CR-V. Being a bigger brother to the HR-V, the CR-V also has AWD available in all trim levels. The only difference is that the CR-V does not include a Sport trim. Regardless, these compact SUVs are perfect for city life as they are smaller than the other AWD models, yet still have plenty of room for a grocery trip or taking the kids to soccer practice. Even better, if it’s raining on one these days you can drive with precise confidence for your family’s safety because the All Wheel Drive system will ensure excellent traction control, handling rough driving conditions like a champ!

As for Honda’s SUVs, the Passport and Pilot are available in AWD for all of their trims as well. The Passport is available in Sport, EX-L, Touring and Elite trims. This SUV is made to be a comfortable compromise to any folks stuck between getting a CR-V or Pilot. Speaking of the Honda Pilot, all of the trims for the legendary model also have the ability to come with an All Wheel Drive system. The Pilot’s trims include the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring and Elite. Being bigger SUVs, the Passport and Pilot are a perfect option for families wanting a spacious yet reliable vehicle. The final model in the lineup is the Honda Ridgeline. Being Honda’s only truck, the Ridgeline is a mid-size pickup that is available in six trims that include the RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and the Black Edition. The Passport, Pilot and Ridgeline are perfect for someone who lives a life off the grid. Whether you are road tripping with family friends, camping under the stars, or visiting the Oceano Dunes, these All Wheel Drive models will get you to your desired destination worry free!

All of these Hondas are available at Clawson Honda of Fresno so stop by today for a test drive and feel the elegance elicited from the Honda AWD line up! Stop by for any further questions, visit our website at, or give us a call at (559) 435-5000. We’ll see you soon!

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