2020 Honda Ridgeline

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Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

210” x 70.2”


Front-wheel drive



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 4.7
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.5
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Love my new (used) Ridgeline

Purchased a used 2020, after reading all the reviews for all the years, and found one that had the right combo of price and mileage. I am very pleased with the ride; it's basically a Honda Pilot with a bed! I traded a Colorado (which i was very pleased with) but the Ridgeline is a different breed of cat than a small pickup truck. Now i understand why the Car&Driver etc reviewers always rate the Ridgeline ahead of all the other midsize pickups. It's kind of in a category of its own.


Really Expensive cooler?

Boring transportation brought to you by a company that used to make exciting low cost cars.. It's slow, can't really handle a big payload, You sit in a hole, and it get's worse MPG than the 5.0 F150 I replaced it with. The electronics are annoying.. I hate the push button gear selector. Due to the seating position it's hard to see out of.. It's not a truck, it's an Accord with a different body. It does ride nice on the highway if you are short, if you are tall, there's not enough leg room and it feels cramped enough that your legs will fall asleep when you drive far.. I don't really understand the point of it.. I guess you could call it an active lifestyle vehicle, but you can't take friends with you, because it's too small, you cant take it off-road to go off the beaten path since there's no transfer case, it's not fun to drive, It won't pull a big boat, you could pull jetski's, but you could pull them in a much more useful car, for less money and better MPG. It's too common to be an image, or poser car.. The only thing i think it really does better is carry your beer for tailgate parties.. But is 47K too much for a leather chair and a small cooler? IMO If you want a Truck and want it reliable, Tacoma/Tundra otherwise buy the pilot.



I own a 2020 Ridgeline. It’s a very versatile.smooth ride. I LOVE MY HONDA & take great care of it. ❤️ BUT, it’s time for a redesigned model. I DISLIKE the EMERGENCY button ! It’s TOO CLOSE to my shift & screen controls! 🙄 seats could use a little extra padding. Plus BETTER quality materials for the interior would be a win win. My sun visor is Already coming apart at the seams. 🤨 Hanging on to mine, though. Cuz, I DONT LIKE the new models. 🤔

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Based on the 2020 Honda Ridgeline base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Honda True Certified+
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date.
Basic warranty terms
4 years/48,000 if vehicle purchased within warranty period 1 year 12,000 miles if vehicle purchased after warranty period expired
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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