I have 2017 Sport FWD and I rarely see a G2 Ridgeline that is not AWD. I have no regrets not buying the AWD. In 3 years of owning mine I have never needed it. The one thing that does irritate about the FWD models is no trailer wiring harness. Really Honda? I put the E-Trailer 4 pin harness on mine soon after buying the truck. Last weekend I rented U-Haul enclosed trailer and if I had not put the harness on mine they would not have let me leave there with a trailer. I also wonder if the FWD models have had transmission issues as often as the AWD trucks?