All 2012 Ridgeline models have a refreshed grille design, aerodynamic improvements and a new fuel economy city/highway/combined rating of 15/21/17, which is 1mpg better in the highway rating than the previous model year. The 2012 Honda Ridgeline is powered by 3.5L VTEC engine, which generates 250 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 247 lb-ft of torque at 4,300 rpm. Backed by the 5-speed automatic transmission, the 2012 Ridgeline has a maximum tow rating of 5,000 pounds. The 2012 Ridgeline RT and RTS run on 17-inch wheels (alloy for RTS) with P245/65 R17 tires. The Ridgeline Sport and RTL run on 18-inch alloy wheels (silver for RTL and Black for Sport) with P245/65 R18 tires.