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2020 Honda Ridgeline

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Pros

  • Comfortable ride thanks to independent rear suspension
  • Nifty storage solutions both in bed and cab
  • Two-way tailgate is one of many clever features

Cons

  • Frustrating touchscreen experience
  • No low-range gearing and poor underbody clearance
  • Less towing capacity than its competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 24 highway, 21 combined

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2020 Honda Ridgeline is comfortable and practical

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline delivers a car-like experience because it’s built on an SUV platform, a departure from the majority of the midsize pickup segment. Most of its competitors, from the Chevrolet Colorado to the Toyota Tacoma, are built body-on-frame (meaning the cab and bed sit on top of its chassis), but the Ridgeline’s construction gives it better ride comfort, interior room and noise isolation compared to its rivals. We especially like some of its storage tricks, like a lockable in-bed trunk. That bed measures 40-inches wide and just over 5 feet wide, a decent size for a truck of its class.

The Ridgeline's maximum towing capacity doesn't quite match its rivals. It’s available with all-wheel drive, but not the more rugged four-wheel drive available in competitors. However, if heavy towing and serious rock crawling aren't in your future, neither of these are likely to be deal-breakers.

The Ridgeline is ultimately looking to be the most comfortable and easy-to-use truck on four wheels, and it mostly delivers.

All Honda Ridgeline years

What is new for the 2020 Honda Ridgeline?

  • The RT and RTL-T trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.
  • The RTL trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning, Automated Cruise Control, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.

2020 Honda Ridgeline trims

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Sport:

RTL:

RTL-E:

Black Edition:

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What We Like

Comfort: The Ridgeline delivers a seriously nice ride compared to its midsize pickup competitors. The combination of its SUV-like construction and its independent rear suspension offers one of the nicest rides in the category, and its crew cab is spacious compared to its competitors.

Interior: The interior of the Ridgeline’s crew cab is spacious, and a nice place to spend long drives. It's also easy to get in and out of, particularly compared to trucks like the Tacoma. The rear head- and legroom is sizable, and the large windows make it easy to see out.

Storage: The Ridgeline makes up for its lack of towing prowess with its impressive storage capacity. A lockable in-bed trunk is its best party trick, but a two-way tailgate and large crew cab with tons of spots to store smaller items make the pickup a solid stuff hauler both inside and out.

What Needs Improvement

Truck-stuff: The Ridgeline can handle the needs of most truck users while also serving as a competent daily driver. Those looking for a burly truck with 4x4 to take rock crawling on the weekends might want to look elsewhere. Other trucks can haul and tow more than Honda's all-rounder.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.9 out of 5

7 customer reviews
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Above Average

RepairPal gave the Honda Ridgeline an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Honda Ridgeline 5th out of 8 among Midsize Trucks.

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Honda Ridgeline features and specs

RTL 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bed Liner
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.5L

Horsepower

280

Torque (ft-lbs)

262

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

19.5

Wheelbase

125.2"

Overall length

210"

Width

78.6"

Height

70.2"

Leg room

F 40.9"/R 36.7"

Head room

F 40.1"/R 38.8"

Front tires

P245/60HR18

Rear tires

P245/60HR18

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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