[home][rumors and news][model release matrix][dealer network][desktop calendar][exhaust notes][tov forums][links][search][sponsors][garage][login]

Tire Rack Upgrade Garage
 Search for a Dealer:
 Canadian Flag US Flag
 Honda Acura
 ZIP  
Acura
There are currently no active Acura promotions
Honda
There are currently no active Honda promotions
The cat's out of the bag. The special 2021 Civic Type R trim has been announced
More.......................
2020 Honda Civic Type R Arriving Soon with Upgraded Performance, Honda Sensing® and new LogR™
More.......................
TOV Video: 2020 Civic Type R Walk-around with Gary Robinson at the Chicago Auto Show
More.......................
American Honda reports January 2020 sales
More.......................
Acura releases a new video highlighting the NSX's engine, bred for racing
More.......................
Another disguised TLX prototype spotted in California
More.......................
Refreshed 2020 Honda Civic Type R Breaks Cover at Tokyo Auto Salon
More.......................
American Honda reports December 2019 sales
More.......................
Professional Motorsports --> Re: F1 - 2020 Pre-season Testing - Days 1-3
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Civic Type-R Sport Line announced (subtler looks)
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Honda to produce new parts for the S2000
Join Discussion......
Ridgeline - General Talk --> Re: Now this is a nice truck
Join Discussion......
Strictly Technical --> Re: '96 Integra problem, thermostat or temp sensor?
Join Discussion......
Type R --> Re: Type R Limited Edition coming!
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: American Honda auto division chief Arcangeli to leave
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: EV driving
Join Discussion......
Civic --> Re: Odds of a hatchback SiR?/Type R "Sport Line"
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: Acura & Honda rank 17th & 18th in latest JD Power vehicle dependability study
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: New Honda Hatchback leaked (City?)
Join Discussion......
General Talk --> Re: When??????? (Jeff? NorCal? Rolled?)
Join Discussion......
TLX --> Re: 2021 TLX Spyshots 10/17
Join Discussion......
Today's Reading Links --> Re: The beginning of the End? Daimler endes further combustion engine development
Join Discussion......
NSX --> Re: NSX Turbo V6 Engine
Join Discussion......
2020 Ridgeline goes on sale Dec 16, arriving with 9AT, Honda Sensing, locking tailgate, and more
 Date: December 12, 2019 09:32
 Submitted by:  JeffX
 Source: Honda Press Release
 Credibility Rating: Not Specified


We confirmed in July that the Ridgeline would be updated with the ZF 9-speed automatic and also that the lineup would be streamlined to 4 trims.

Honda has made that news official today, with the 2020 Ridgeline officially going on sale December 16th. The press release follows.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Arrives at Dealerships with New 9-Speed Transmission, Standard Honda Sensing®


December 12, 2019 — TORRANCE, Calif.
  • Honda Sensing®, 9-Speed automatic standard on all Ridgeline trims
  • Display Audio with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ standard
  • Remote-locking tailgate, wider-opening rear doors add owner convenience

The freshened 2020 Honda Ridgeline arrives at dealerships starting Dec. 16 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 $33,9001 (excluding $1,095 destination and handling) for the Sport trim with two-wheel drive.

The Honda Ridgeline is the ultimate tailgate vehicle for sporting events, picnics, and other gatherings thanks to industry-first and exclusive features like a 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 a 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 (SAE net). 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.

2020 Ridgeline Pricing & EPA Ratings
Model / Trim / Drivetrain

MSRP1

MSRP Including $1095 Destination Charges

EPA Mileage Rating2
(City/Hwy/Combined)

Sport (2WD)

$33,900$34,99519/26/22

Sport (AWD)

$36,140$37,23519/24/21

RTL (2WD)

$36,670$37,76519/26/22

RTL (AWD)

$38,820$39,91519/24/21

RTL-E (AWD)

$42,020$43,11519/24/21

Black Edition (AWD)

$43,520$44,61519/24/21


With a large and flexible cabin, 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 (718.5 kg) maximum payload capacity (varies by trim) and up to 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) 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.

Ridgeline now comes standard with the comprehensive Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver assistive features, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). The 2020 Ridgeline receives top of class safety ratings from NHTSA and is anticipated to receive top ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

A broad range of Honda Genuine Accessories designed specifically for Ridgeline is available for customers to personalize their pickup. The accessories are covered by Honda's 3-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty if obtained at the time of new vehicle purchase. Accessories include:

Honda Genuine Accessories

In-Bed Trunk Carpet and Dividers

Back-Up Sensors

Bed Extender – Standard and Motorcycle

Fender Flares

Hard Tonneau Cover

Skid Plate

Illuminated Door Sill Trim

Bike, Kayak, Ski, Snowboard, Surfboard Attachments

Camping Tent (extends from bed)

Additional Wheel Options

Running Board Options

Heated Steering Wheel



Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Alabama, is the exclusive manufacturing home of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline, using domestic and globally-sourced parts.



About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic, Insight, Accord and Clarity series passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for more than 35 years and currently operates 19 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2018, more than 90 percent of all Honda brand vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.

For More Information
Additional media information including detailed pricing features and high-resolution photography of all 2020 Honda models is available at hondanews.com. Consumer information is available at automobiles.honda.com. To join the Honda community on Facebook, visit facebook.com/honda.

# # #
1 MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

2 Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


Last edited by JeffX on December 12, 2019 10:34

Click Here to Submit Your Comments

Viewing Threshold (What is this?)

[fancy] [flat] [simple]
Subject Thread Originator Replies Last Post
  That doggone 9AT
TonyEX 15
  Volume slider?
Torino R72P 10
  Passport Front
None 0
  Real reason for 10spd switch
Craig118 3
  Lack of confidence in their own 10sp?
chhan02 5
  That's it?
snocivic 1
TOV Photo Gallery: 2020 Chicago Auto Show
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: Honda and Acura at 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
Read Article....................
TOV Photo Gallery: Other vehicles of 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
Read Article....................
Photo Gallery: RealTime Racing's TOP secret Honda Collection Hall
Read Article....................
2019 Honda Passport PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
2019 Acura NSX PR Photo Gallery
Read Article....................
Contact TOV | Submit Your Article | Submit Your Link | Advertise | TOV Shop | Events | Our Sponsors | TOV Archives
Copyright © 2019 Velocitech Inc. All information contained herein remains the property of Velocitech Inc.
The Temple of VTEC is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. TOV Policies and Guidelines - Credits - Privacy Policy
30