2020 Honda Ridgeline is an excellent combination of flexible versatility of midsize pickup and comfort and driving hardness of an SUV. The company will present a new open bed, which is far better than one of the Nissan Frontier, or Toyota Tacoma for example. Also, the locked compartment under the floor will be perfect storage to put away gear or any kind of items.
New Ridgeline is set to tow 5,000 pounds and the maximum payload is 1,500. Moreover, the AWD is now available for almost every trim level. With the AWD, simple off-road adventures will become a lot easier.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Design
The upcoming 2020 Honda Ridgeline will try something a little bit different for the overall shape and exterior design. Now, the exterior design language is pretty similar to the midsize pickup truck. First thing you going to notice is the removal of the flying-buttress structure. This will make load the large bed much easier.
The large bed will include two tailgates as well, that can either fold down or swing-out. The lockable trunk below the floor ensures an extra level of security. Moreover, you’ll find a seam between the bed and cab, just to give this uni-body more traditional body-on-frame pickup look.
The cabin of the new 2020 Honda Ridgeline will have many things in common with the very popular Pilot model. That’s a not bad thing at all. The interior of Pilot is one of the most sophisticated and nicely designed in the class, and the Ridgeline will copy almost everything from it.
The infotainment controls are placed very reasonably and user-friendly. Also, comforting backlights will make easy for drivers to find them in the dark. The Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and heated front seats are available. The power-sliding rear window is available as well, to improve ventilation.
Moreover, the higher trims offer outstanding comfort for five passengers and the rear seat offer flip-up option as well. On top of that, front seats a very supportive and nicely padded, to provide maximum comfort for long journeys.
The forthcoming 2020 Honda Ridgeline will offer one engine option. It will be a 3.5-liter V6 unit, connected with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Also, this engine will be available both in front- or all-wheel drive. The V6 drivetrain brings the direct injection and cylinder deactivation, to enhance fuel-efficiency, and it is capable to produce 280 hp with 262 lb-ft of torque.
The AWD system is finally available on all trim levels, except for the entry-level model. If you need a more fuel-efficient model, better option certainly is FWD. But, this version limits your towing capacity to 3,500 pounds. With all-wheel drive towing capacity goes up to 5,000 pounds.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price
The new 2020 Honda Ridgeline will come in six different versions: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, and the Black Edition. Base RT model will have an MSRP just slightly under $31,000. The Sport version starts around $34,500. The Black Edition will be the most expensive model. The starting price of a fully loaded truck will start around $44,500.
However, if your taste is more towards the pure pickup, the RTL may be just the right thing for you. RTL adds leather seats and comes with a price tag just below $35,900. 2020 Honda Ridgeline is in the price range with the crew-cab competitors like Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, and Chevrolet Colorado. Although the exact release date is still unknown, we expect that the new Honda’s midsize pickup will be ready by the end of the following year.