2020 Honda Ridgeline

Original MSRP Range
$33,900 - $43,520
Available Style(s)
Truck
MPG
19 - 19 MPG City / 24 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2020 Honda Ridgeline

What We Like

  • Has the comfort, space, interior quality and driving experience of a crossover
  • Innovative bed storage and tailgate
  • Fuel-efficient engine
  • Excellent crash scores

What We Don't

  • Frustrating touchscreen
  • Only one cab, bed and engine choice
  • The 2-wheel-drive trucks are FWD
  • Less towing capability than competitors

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.3/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.7/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2020 Honda Ridgeline?

The Ridgeline is refreshed for 2020 with a new 9-speed automatic transmission and standard Honda Sensing driver assistance technology on every trim. Also newly standard is a Display Audio infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The RT and RTL-T trims have been dropped for 2020, which makes the Ridgeline Sport the new base trim. See the 2020 Honda Ridgeline models for sale near you

Which Ridgeline is the Best?

With new standard features for 2020, the base Ridgeline Sport is pretty much all you need, and it's the best value in the truck's lineup. If you like the idea of more luxury features, like leather seating, and cool tech unique to the Ridgeline, like a truck bed audio system, consider upgrading to the RTL-E. Find a Honda Ridgeline for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Honda Ridgeline Cost?

The 2020 Ridgeline is available in Sport, RTL, RTL-E and Black Edition trims. AWD is standard on the RTL-E and Black Edition trims and optional on the Sport and RTL models.

The Sport ($33,900 FWD, $36,140 AWD) comes standard with a flip-down swing-out tailgate, a locking under-bed trunk, an electronic tailgate lock, a Display Audio infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Honda Sensing, a 60/40-split lift-up rear seat with under-seat storage, two USB ports, proximity entry, push-button start, remote ignition, fog lights and tri-zone automatic climate control. Note that the optional AWD brings special off-road settings for handling sand and mud.

The RTL ($36,670 FWD, $38,820 AWD) adds a power moonroof, an acoustic windshield, heated mirrors (with AWD), a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power front seats (10-way driver, 4-way passenger), driver lumbar adjustment, leather upholstery and a power-sliding rear window.

The RTL-E ($42,020) comes standard with AWD plus a blind spot information system, a truck-bed audio system, 540-watt premium audio, navigation, a cross-traffic monitor, automatic LED headlights with automatic high-beams, front and rear parking sensors, a truck-bed power outlet, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 2-position memory driver's seat, second-row USB ports and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The Black Edition ($43,520) is really just an RTL-E with blacked-out exterior trim and special interior trim. It also adds red ambient LED lighting.

Ridgeline Trims

TruckOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Ridgeline Black Edition AWD$43,520 / $39,7696 Cylinder28019 / 249-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Ridgeline RTL 2WD$36,670 / $33,5216 Cylinder28019 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Ridgeline RTL AWD$38,820 / $35,4826 Cylinder28019 / 249-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Ridgeline RTL-E AWD$42,020 / $38,4016 Cylinder28019 / 249-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Ridgeline Sport 2WD$33,900 / $30,9956 Cylinder28019 / 269-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Ridgeline Sport AWD$36,140 / $33,0386 Cylinder28019 / 249-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD / AWD4WD
Honda Ridgeline Safety

Is the 2020 Honda Ridgeline a Safe Car?

Every 2020 Honda Ridgeline comes with 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-side airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags and a backup camera. Plus, since it's related to the Honda Pilot family hauler, it has LATCH anchors in all three back seating positions which are lower than those of regular midsize trucks. Every 2020 Ridgeline comes standard with Honda Sensing, which includes collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.

The government awarded the Ridgeline five stars for frontal, side and overall crash protection. The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a Top Safety Pick award for best-possible performance in all pertinent categories. This is truly impressive among midsize trucks.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$43,057 ($0.57 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Payload

Competition

2020 Honda Ridgeline vs the competition

2020 Toyota Tacoma -- If you want something more rugged and fun that can get seriously dirty off the beaten path, this is your truck. However, it's less comfortable, spacious and refined than its competitors.

2020 Chevrolet Colorado -- The Colorado is basically a miniature full-size truck that falls in between the Ridgeline and the Tacoma with regard to comfort and character.

2020 GMC Canyon -- The Canyon is the Colorado's GMC twin. It differentiates itself with its more luxurious Denali trim level.

2020 Ford Ranger -- The Ranger returned in 2019, making its way from other markets to ply its trade back in the big leagues of North America. It's a traditional pickup like the others in this segment.

Used Honda Ridgeline -- The current-generation Ridgeline has been around since the 2017 model years, which means early examples are starting to become pretty affordable on the used market.

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