2020 Honda Ridgeline

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$33,900

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2020 Honda Ridgeline
2020 Honda Ridgeline

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Refined ride
  • Fuel efficiency
  • Comfortable front and rear seats
  • Useful cabin storage
  • Innovative cargo box and tailgate

The bad:

  • Poor touchscreen multimedia system usability
  • Spare tire inaccessible when bed is loaded
  • No low-range transfer case

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Honda Sensing safety features now standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto now standard
  • Crew-cab pickup truck
  • V-6 engine standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • In-bed trunk

2020 Honda Ridgeline review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Honda Ridgeline?

Sharing several design strategies with the Honda Pilot SUV, the Honda Ridgeline is a five-seat mid-size pickup truck. It’s powered by a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works with a new nine-speed automatic transmission. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered. Competitors include the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma

What’s New on the 2020 Honda Ridgeline?

The Honda Sensing suite of active safety features is now standard. Honda Sensing includes collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. An 8-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity is also standard. Other changes include a remote-locking tailgate and wider-opening rear doors.  

What Features in the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Are Most Important?

Unlike other mid-size pickup trucks, the Ridgeline has a trunk built into the floor of its cargo box, and its tailgate can either flip down or open from the side to provide easier access to the cargo bed. A cargo-bed audio system is also available. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Honda Ridgeline?

If you’re looking for a pickup truck that rides well, is quiet and has useful storage areas in both the cab and cargo bed, the Ridgeline is worth a look. It’s at its best in on-road driving situations, and its well-rounded performance was enough for it to take first place in Cars.com’s 2019 Mid-Size Truck Challenge.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Most worthwhile vehicle I’ve owned.

The Honda Ridgeline EX-L All wheel drive is my fourth Honda but my best yet. Comfortable, super quiet. Rides like a sedan and has great mileage.

4.9

Very functional and reliable

This is an outstanding small pickup, but think of it as a car with a pickup bed. The cab is basically an SUV cab, and a bona fide trunk which is accessed from the bed is the only one if it’s type in the industry. The engine performance is strong and on the highway I get about 24 mpg!

5.0

best small truck I have owned

this vehicle has met all my needs, I had a small lift kit put in with bigger rims and tires, very smooth ride, and love all the features on the vehicle.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
HondaTrue Certified: More than 1 and less than 6 years/more than 12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: Less than 1 year/less than 12,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
HondaTrue Certified: 12 months/12,000 miles HondaTrue Certified+: 24 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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$26,050

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