The Ridgeline has been around for almost 15 years and it is still pretty much a rare bird in the segment. Compared to rivals, it doesn’t put the focus on more traditional truck attributes, such as work capabilities, towing capacity, 4×4 layout etc. Instead, this truck is rather designed for drivers who don’t necessarily need some spectacular working capabilities. It is all about ride quality. Therefore, it offers an unparalleled level of comfort in the class, stylish cabin, powerful engine and a long list of standard equipment.
The current generation has been around for a couple of years, so some reports have been suggesting a refresh. According to the latest reports, we will have to wait for a little bit more time for this. The 2020 Honda Ridgeline will be a typical carryover model. The best we could see is a couple of new standard features. Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same. Therefore, expect to see it on the market sometime late in the year.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Changes
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline changes will be minimal. The company feels it is still early for a mid-cycle update. Most likely, they are waiting to see how the upcoming unibody pickups fro Hyundai and BMW will look like first, and then the Japanese carmaker will act. So, the best we could see for the next year is a slight revision on the list of standard features. Each trim level should come with a couple of novelties, but don’t expect anything significant. Also, it’s possible to see a couple of new color options in the offer. Other than that, things are about to remain the same.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Design
Base design characteristics will definitely remain the same. The 2020 Honda Ridgeline will continue as a comfortable unibody truck, which offers a high level of comfort, excellent ride quality and a lot of efficiencies. Of course, such design also has a couple of drawbacks, particularly in terms of towing capacity and other working characteristics. Still, it has the most versatile cargo bed in the class, with things like in-bed storage trunk that locks and a dual-action tailgate. You can also get an AC power outlet and even an in-bed audio system.
On the inside, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline will continue with a nice-looking cabin, which takes a lot of inspiration from the Pilot. Therefore, fine and quality materials are all around the cabin, while the dashboard looks attractive, very car-like. Seats are very comfortable, while the driving position is pretty much like in a passenger car. The 2020 Honda Ridgeline will continue with crew cab as only body style in the offer, so you can count on a lot of legroom in both rows of seats. Front seats are particularly comfortable, with excellent support.
As we already mentioned, there is a chance to see a couple of additions in this aspect. Still, the core will definitely remain the same. So, base models will come equipped with standard features like 5-inch screen, Bluetooth, a couple of USB ports, push-button start and a seven-speaker audio system. Of course, higher trims are more generous. You can get things like 8-inch touch-screen audio system with navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Siri Eyes Free, as well as things like a power-sliding rear window, a moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio etc.
In terms of safety, all Ridgeline models come standard with a rearview camera. However, there is a long list of available features, which includes things like blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, front and rear parking sensors, collision mitigation braking, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, road departure mitigation and many more.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Engine
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline is about to continue with a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 280 horsepower. As we already mentioned, this truck isn’t as capable as rivals. It can tow up to 5.000 pounds. On the other side, payload capacity goes up to 1580 pounds, which are pretty much average numbers for the class. On the other side, the fuel economy is great. You can count on about 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline release date should be scheduled for the end of 2019.
The base 2020 Honda Ridgeline price will go around 30.000 dollars, but keep in mind that fully-loaded models could go all-away up to 45.000 dollars.
When to expect bigger changes?
Although some reports even suggested things like 2020 Honda Ridgeline redesign, that definitely won’t happen. On the other side, we could see a mid-cycle update in the near future, maybe already in the next year. For example, 2020 Honda Ridgeline Detroit Auto Show premiere sounds nice.