Honda Ridgeline Gets Refresh for 2020

Dec 13, 2019

The refreshed 2020 Honda Ridgeline has rolled out with a host of updates, including a standard 9-speed automatic transmission, standard Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies and a more streamlined trim structure of four trims—Sport, RTL, RTL-E and Black Edition.

The Honda Ridgeline features a dual action tailgate that provides access to the lockable and weather-sealed in-bed trunk, an available in-bed 115V AC power outlet, and a truck bed audio system. This year, the tailgate now features remote locking and the rear doors open wider to make entry and exit easier. Inside, the 2020 Ridgeline now comes standard with Honda’s Display Audio system, which includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration with its 8-inch touchscreen. Also available are LED headlights (low beam), an 8-way power driver’s seat with adjustable lumbar support and ambient interior lighting.

Powering the 2020 Honda Ridgeline is a 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), now mated to a standard 9-speed automatic transmission, with a peak engine output of 280 horsepower (SAE net) and 262 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net). All-wheel-drive is available on all trims (standard on RTL-E and Black Edition) and uses Honda’s advanced i-VTM4 system, enhancing all-weather performance and handling.

The Ridgeline’s cargo-hauling and towing capabilities include a c= 1,584-lb (718.5 kg) maximum payload capacity (varies by trim) and up to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) towing with all-wheel drive. All Ridgeline trims incorporate a button-operated intelligent traction management system that enables up to four different operating modes: Normal, Snow, Mud and Sand for the AWD models, as well as Normal and Snow for 2WD vehicles.

Ridgeline now comes standard with the comprehensive Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features, including collision mitigation braking system (CMBS) with forward collision warning (FCW), lane keeping assist system (LKAS), road departure mitigation (RDM) with lane departure warning (LDW), and adaptive cruise control (ACC). The 2020 Ridgeline receives top of class safety ratings from NHTSA and is anticipated to receive top ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

A broad range of Honda Genuine Accessories designed specifically for Ridgeline is available for customers to personalize their pickup. Accessories include:

  • In-Bed Trunk Carpet and Dividers
  • Back-Up Sensors
  • Bed Extender – Standard and Motorcycle
  • Fender Flares
  • Hard Tonneau Cover
  • Skid Plate
  • Illuminated Door Sill Trim
  • Bike, Kayak, Ski, Snowboard, Surfboard Attachments
  • Camping Tent (extends from bed)
  • Additional Wheel Options
  • Running Board Options
  • Heated Steering Wheel