2020 Honda Ridgeline Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2020 Honda Ridgeline Review Ann Arbor Michigan

Honda Ridgeline

Key Features

  • Starting at $35,020 MSRP*
  • 3.5-liter i-VTEC® direct injection V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD system
  • Dual-action tailgate, In-Bed Trunk®, and integrated trailer hitch
  • Standard 8-inch Display Audio with high-resolution touch-screen, customizable feature settings, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™ with voice recognition and Honda HD Digital Traffic
  • Standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive features
  • 5,000 lbs maximum towing capacity and 1,580 lbs maximum total payload capacity

About the Honda Ridgeline

Regardless if you’re headed down a mountain trail or cruising downtown for a movie, the adventurous Honda Ridgeline has the performance and agility to transform any trip into an unforgettable experience. Designed with innovations that will change your expectations for a pickup truck, the Ridgeline not only helps you work harder — but also work smarter. You’ll have plenty of power on demand thanks to the 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and precision control in all types of terrain with the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD system.

No matter how far you travel off the beaten path, the Ridgeline ensures you’re never out of touch with the standard 8-inch Display Audio system and a high-resolution touch-screen along with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. Helping to showcase the Honda commitment to safety, the Ridgeline offers the comprehensive Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features, which includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW).

What the Critics Say

The engine feels smooth, and throttle response is especially receptive when you call for hard acceleration. An untraditional pickup in many ways, the Ridgeline surprises from behind the wheel. On the road, it’s well-mannered and feels extremely competent. Its coil-sprung independent rear suspension contributes to a carlike ride quality not available with the leaf-sprung, solid-axle setups used by the competition.” — Car and Driver
There’s an old saying that goes: “If you own a house, you should own a truck.” While the 2020 Ridgeline may not share the same DNA with traditional pickups, the second generation of the unique Honda truck is one of the best-rounded vehicles of its kind to have around a household.” — NY Daily News

What’s New for 2020

Shoppers will notice several key updates which have been made to the Honda Ridgeline for 2020. All Ridgeline models now come standard with a new 9-speed automatic transmission for greater response and fuel efficiency. Drivers can now choose from a total of 4 models with the discontinuation of last year’s RT and RTL-T trim levels. The Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies now comes standard across the model range for greater confidence behind the wheel. Lastly, the Ridgeline receives a new 8-inch touchscreen display as standard equipment.

Honda Ridgeline Features

2020 Honda Ridgeline In-Bed Trunk

Versatile Truck Bed

Expanding the possibilities of what a pickup truck can do, the Honda Ridgeline was engineered with innovative features for remarkable capability. The standard, class-exclusive In-Bed Trunk delivers 7.3 cubic feet of secure storage space along with a drain plug for simplified cleaning and water removal. A groundbreaking Dual-Action Tailgate opens either straight down or to the side, giving you the ability to haul large or flat items such as sheets of plywood. 8 heavy-duty truck bed tie-down cleats rated up to 350 lbs help ensure your cargo stays safe and secure. Even while you’re hard at work, the Ridgeline can play your favorite tunes from the available Truck-Bed Audio System which features 6 excites in the truck bed walls and Bluetooth® compatibility for complete control via your smartphone.

Performance & Capability

The standard 280-horsepower 3.5-liter i-VTEC® direct injection V6 engine provides the muscle to help the Honda Ridgeline conquer tricky terrain. It also helps provide the Ridgeline with up to 5,000 lbs of towing capacity along with 1,580 lbs of total payload capacity. For a composed ridge on the highway without sacrificing off-road capability, the Ridgeline features a rigid lightweight unibody design and a fully independent multi-link rear suspension. When the asphalt ends and the trail begins, the available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD system provides extra confidence. Dedicated terrain settings for snow, mud, and sand in the Intelligent Traction Management system help the Ridgeline adapt to the conditions for superior control in slippery situations.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Off-Road Capability
2020 Honda Ridgeline Interior

Sophisticated Interior

Designed to accommodate, the spacious interior of the Honda Ridgeline offers comfortable seating for five passengers along with the highest passenger volume in its class. Designed to provide a unique, modern truck experience, the Ridgeline offers luxurious amenities and an array of available technologies right at your fingertips. Available leather-trimmed seating surfaces and a heated steering wheel add a premium accent. Perfect for creating room for anything from a bike to groceries or camping gear, standard 60/40 Split Lift-Up rear seats make multiple rear seat configurations possible. Available Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control keeps everyone comfortable on the way to your next adventure.

Technology & Safety

Shoppers will notice several key updates which have been made to the Honda Ridgeline for 2020. All Ridgeline models now come standard with a new 9-speed automatic transmission for greater response and fuel efficiency. Drivers can now choose from a total of 4 models with the discontinuation of last year’s RT and RTL-T trim levels. The Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive safety technologies now comes standard across the model range for greater confidence behind the wheel. Lastly, the Ridgeline receives a new 8-inch touchscreen display as standard equipment.

In addition to cutting-edge confidence boosting technologies, the Ridgeline helps look out for your safety with a standard Rearview Camera and optional Blind Spot Information System. Standard Honda Sensing,® a full suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies are designed to assist and help protect you and your passengers. Available features include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS).

2020 Honda Ridgeline Apple CarPlay Smartphone Integration

Honda Ridgeline Trims & Specs

Honda Ridgeline Sport

Sport

  • Starting at $35,020 MSRP*
  • 3.5-liter i-VTEC® direct injection V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 9-speed automatic transmission
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD system
  • Honda Sensing®
  • In-Bed Trunk®
  • 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration

Honda Ridgeline RTL (AWD Available)

RTL (AWD Available)

  • Starting at $37,790 MSRP*
  • Leather-Trimmed Interior with Heated Front Seats
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Power Sliding Rear Window
  • Exclusive 18-inch Machine-Finished Alloy Wheels
  • Push Button Start

Honda Ridgeline RTL-E (AWD Standard)

RTL-E (AWD Standard)

  • Starting at $43,140 MSRP*
  • 540-Watt Premium Audio System and Truck-Bed Audio System
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®

Honda Ridgeline Black Edition (AWD Standard)

Black Edition (AWD Standard)

  • Starting at $44,640 MSRP*
  • Perforated black leather-trimmed seats with red under-fabric and red stitching
  • Crystal Black Pearl paint with gloss black door handles
  • Exclusive 18-inch black-painted alloy wheels
  • Red ambient LED lighting
  • Black Edition badging

*MSRP includes $1,120 destination charge, but excludes tax, registration, and options. Dealer set own prices.

**19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.