The upcoming 2020 Honda Ridgeline is a midsize truck that comes with an affordable price, great interior, and nice-looking exterior. Driving manners are superb and this is one very versatile pickup truck. Available in numerous trim levels, Ridgeline offers more than good safety rating and solid tow rating.
Moreover, an all-wheel-drive setup is optional and the forthcoming model will see some minor improvements. If you want a more high-performance variant, Ridgeline is available in a Type R version as well. Generally, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline will deliver an SUV-like driving performance with the real truck abilities.
2020 Honda Ridgeline comes with modern and cleaner styling
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline replaces its traditional design for a more modern and cleaner styling. Overall, this truck looks nowhere near its first-generation. You can now load stuff much easier and a new 2-way tailgate system will help in that even more.
This system allows you to either swing out or fold down the tailgate. Bed adds a lockable storage area so you don’t need to worry about the things that might get stolen. Up front, the fascia looks attractive and the lower part is kinda squared-off.
Also, fog lights and turn signals are nicely blended into that lower fascia. The front grille comes with a Honda’s logo and additional chrome materials while the headlights are daytime running lights use LED units. A White Diamond Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic are two new exterior colors.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R review
Furthermore, the company has also in the offer model 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R. This one is performance oriented and it offers unique styling with grille and bumper cues from the Civic Type R model.
It also comes with three-section lower grille, the blacked-out upper grille, and the iconic red logo that sits on the grill. The hood of this model is much more attractive because it has a scoop for cooling the mounted V-6 engine.
Also, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R will be available with lighter-weight alloys of 19 or 20 inches. The interior of this version is modified and it will get tons of red accents on the black seats, dash, steering wheel and door panels. The seats at the back are also impressively comfortable like the front one and there is space for adults to sit comfortably.
Under the hood of this pickup truck, we will see the new turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 that is very powerful and is able to make 450 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph will be in 4.9 seconds, while top speed is 170 mph. Furthermore, there are three mode Comfort, Sport, and +R in the new model.
2020 Honda Ridgeline interior design and tech package
Some styling cues from the inside are taken from the Pilot model. That is not a bad thing as Honda Pilot offers one of the nicest interiors in its class. The layout is perfect where all of the controls are logically placed. The controls are easy to use and most of the features are user-friendly. Backlighting is good, especially during the night ride and it boosts the comfortable feeling even more.
The base model offers plenty of standard features, however, if you want more luxurious items, you’ll have to opt for higher trim levels. The latest edition of the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is a big plus for the Ridgeline as most of the models in this segment are not offering the newest phone integration.
The front seats are available with the cooling and heating options and rear windows are power-sliding. There is plenty of space inside the new Ridgeline and the legroom is ample. The cabin can accommodate up to five persons and the cargo area is bigger than before.
2020 Honda Ridgeline engine specs
There is only one engine under the hood of the all-new 2020 Honda Ridgeline. All of the trim levels will get a 3.5-liter V6 drivetrain that comes with a front-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic transmission.
An all-wheel-drive configuration is optional and this unit includes a cylinder deactivation and direct fuel injection systems. The 2020 Honda Ridgeline generates 280 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel economy and towing storage
Fuel economy is 26 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city. The all-wheel-drive system helps new Ridgeline to tow up to 5,000 pounds. However, at this moment there is no info about model Type R towing capacity, but we expect a little better numbers.
2020 Honda Ridgeline price and release date
Latest Honda’s pickup truck will go on sale at the beginning of 2019 and it will cost $32,000. The top-ranking RTL model starts at $45,500 while the performance-oriented Type R model costs $50,000.