Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor - March 25, 2019

Model Preview

The Honda Ridgeline returned in 2017 following a short hiatus boasting a Pilot-based design and plenty of truck capabilities for midsize pickup buyers. Since its return, this midsize pickup has remained mostly unchanged, and we expect the trend to continue with the 2020 Honda Ridgeline being a carryover model.

As a carryover model, we expect no big visual changes to the 2020 Honda Ridgeline. This would mean another year of its Pilot-heavy design language and crafty features like the dual-action tailgate and in-bed trunk that doubles as a cooler. Oh, and let’s not forget the optional in-bed audio system and power outlet. Inside, the current Ridgeline continues its Pilot-based look with a cabin that looks and feels just like the popular crossover, including its roomy rear seat and super-comfortable ride.

With no changes coming, we expect nothing new on its standard features list. If this proves true, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline will come standard with keyless ignition, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-inch display, a USB port, and more.

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Under its hood, we expect no changes to the 2020 Honda Ridgeline. This would mean its 3.5-liter V6 engine will remain at 280 horsepower, and its towing capacity would sit at 5,000 pounds with all-wheel drive. The Odyssey will continue to come standard with front-wheel drive, and a six-speed automatic transmission will be the standard cog swapper.

Being based on the Honda Pilot, which is one of the safest crossovers on the market, means the current Honda Ridgeline is one of the safest pickups. Thanks to its “Good” ratings in all crash-safety tests except the small-overlap passenger test and a “Superior” forward-crash prevention result with its optional automatic emergency braking, the current Ridgeline is an IIHS Top Safety Pick. We expect these ratings to remain the same in the 2020 Ridgeline.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official release date for the 2020 Honda Ridgeline, but based on previous release date, we expect to see it in late-spring 2019.

Pricing is not official yet, but with no changes coming, we expect prices to remain similar to the current model’s MSRP range of $31,035 to $44,465 (destination fees included).

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline will compete with the Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, and GMC Canyon.

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