Originally Posted by BoldAdventure
Could of been fine with that rating, but sadly that engine was never going to work out besides on a flat surface. To little power.
247 @ 4300 RPM
You've quoted the torque number, not power. Hp is 250@5700.
It seems low compared to a V8 pickup, but the final drive ratio is 4.533:1, combined with an engine that should be happy to rev. Yes, there are stronger tow vehicles but I would have no reservations about towing a 4500 lb Airstream anywhere with a Ridgeline. I would guess that it would climb a near 10% grade (before correcting for elevation
) in 2nd gear at close to 50 mph/4000 rpm.