2020 Honda Ridgeline Arrives With New 9-Speed, More Standard Safety

2020 Honda Ridgeline towing a boat
Credit: Honda
The freshened 2020 Honda Ridgeline is now arriving at CarProUSA dealerships 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. Now available in four trims—Sport, RTL, RTL-E and Black Edition—the 2020 Ridgeline arrives with a starting price of $34,995 including destination and handling for the Sport trim with two-wheel drive.

New for 2020

Honda calls the Alabama-built Ridgeline the “ultimate tailgate vehicle” for sporting events, picnics, and other gatherings thanks to features like its Dual Action Tailgate that provides easy access to the lockable and weather-sealed In-Bed Trunk, an available in-bed 115V AC power outlet, and the world's first 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. 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.

Cargo and Towing Capabilities

With a large and flexible cabin, Honda says the 2020 Ridgeline offers capabilities for both recreational and professional users who require a higher degree of utility and versatility. Ridgeline's cargo-hauling and towing capabilities include a class-leading 1,584-lb maximum payload capacity (varies by trim) and up to 5,000-pound 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.

Honda Sensing

Ridgeline now comes standard with the comprehensive Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features, including Collision Mitigation Braking System with Forward Collision Warning Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The 2020 Ridgeline receives top of class safety ratings from NHTSA and Honda says it is anticipated to receive top ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline
Honda Ridgeline
Credit: Honda
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