Engineered for
extreme conditions.


avg. temp

Baudette, MN


70 Inches

Avg. Snowfall

Winter can be brutal.

That's why we pushed our vehicles to the limit at the Automotive Enviro Testing (AET) facility in Baudette, Minnesota–home to some of the most severe weather in America. From freezing temperatures to harsh terrain, these Honda vehicles perform almost anywhere you can take them.

relentlessly tested in Baudette, MN.


We put vehicle handling to the ultimate test over three autocross courses, each with different configurations of demanding turns and packed snow.

AWD Course

Snow, slippery half-ice tracks and steep hills are formidable alone, and even more challenging together in this test designed for AWD vehicles.

Cold Cell

Temperatures in this 1,000-square foot cell can be set as low as -40°F, bringing an entirely new meaning to cold starts.

Baudette, MN

The lowest temperatures
in the continental U.S.

Tough terrain. Tougher vehicles.


You might not expect the agile HR-V to be suited for hard-packed snow, but the available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ can make short work of winter woes.

2019 HR-V AWD LX shown
31-MPG hwy rating[1]
HR-V LX with AWD starting at $21,920[2]


An icy slush pool can stop a car in its tracks, but the best-selling SUV in America[7] powers through with an available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™.

2018 CR-V AWD LX shown
31-MPG hwy rating[3]
CR-V LX with AWD starting at $25,650[2]

CR-V Touring shown.

Baudette, MN

820 acres of
punishing tests.


Adventure is everywhere. Inclement weather shouldn't stop you from finding it. That's why the Pilot is available with an AWD system and Intelligent Traction Management.

2019 Pilot AWD Touring shown
26-MPG hwy rating[4]
Pilot Touring with AWD starting at $44,420[2]


The outdoors can be unpredictable, especially when you're up against the elements. But with an available AWD system and Intelligent Traction Management, the Ridgeline is equal parts tough and smart.

2019 Ridgeline RTL-E shown
25-MPG hwy rating[5]
Ridgeline RTL‒E starting at $41,920[2]


Family comes first, so we made sure that the Odyssey Minivan's Intelligent Traction Management with Snow Mode can help your loved ones stay on track.

2019 Odyssey Elite shown
28-MPG hwy rating[6]
Odyssey LX starting at $30,090[2]

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