Although still pretty fresh, the current generation of the popular mid-size truck could easily receive an update already in a year or two. Those are the latest 2020 Honda Ridgeline rumors that circulate around the network. The current, second generation is on the market for slightly more than two years, but many experts suggest an update. What this potential refresh could bring, it is still unknown, so there is a lot of room for speculations. Also, not small numbers of reports suggest a hi-performance version of this amazing truck. Under the famous badge, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R would come with significant improvements in various aspects, especially in terms of power and overall performances. Still, keep in mind that all these are rumors and that the following article is pretty much all about speculations.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline definitely won’t change. This truck is way too fresh for any kind of mechanical updates. So, count on the same unibody platform, which provides a spectacular driving experience. Compared to other trucks in the class, this model offers superior comfort and driving characteristics. Things will remain the same in the future or could be even better.
On the other side, the biggest drawback is towing capacity, which goes around 5.000 pounds only. Still, we are pretty sure that this doesn’t bother Ridgeline drivers a lot. Despite lower towing capacity, this truck is amazingly practical. Among numerous great design solutions, one of the highlights is a super-versatile cargo bed. In bed trunk and two-way tailgate are just some of the features that make this bed so amazing.
How the new 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R would look like?
If you are familiar with Honda vehicles, you know what this badge means. The 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R would come with significant upgrades in all aspects. Besides significantly more power, this version would feature a new chassis setup, with additional strengthening and new suspension. Also, count on numerous visual upgrades, starting from the famous Championship White finish. Expect a new bodywork, with new bumpers, even things like side skirts and front splitter. Of course, there will be many small details that emphasize the truck’s hi-performance character.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Interior
One of the thing that makes this truck so special is its interior design. This is definitely the finest cabin you can find in the class. The Ridgeline comes with two spacious rows of seating, as well as with lots of hi-quality soft-touch materials. As we already mentioned, the cargo bed is extremely practical, but the inside cargo capacity is decent as well. Finally, there is a long list of standard equipment, which includes things like 5-inch display, 7-speaker audio, Bluetooth, two USB ports, push-button start etc. In higher trims, you can also find standard features like an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation, smartphone integration, moonroof, tri-zone climate control and much more. Considering all this, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline refresh probably won’t bring too many changes on the inside, expect that each trim level could add few more standard features.
When it comes to the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R interior, this would remain pretty much the same, though we would see a lot of details that emphasize the truck’s overall performance characteristics. Therefore, count on a new instrument cluster, new color schemes, as well as on a slightly different center console, because the new model would feature a manual transmission.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Engines
The base model will continue with the same, super-reliable 3.5-liter V6 unit. This engine delivers a nice amount of power. Total output goes around 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Besides strong acceleration, this engine provides a pretty good fuel economy for a truck. It returns around 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is among the best results in the class.
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline Type R would, of course, come with the significant power increase. You can find a lot of reports on the internet that speculate about the new engine and all of the suggest some pretty crazy numbers. According to these reports, the Type R would keep the same engine which would undergo significant modifications. The new version would be able to provide more than 125 horses per liter, which eventually means spectacular 450 horsepower of max output. Of course, a performance version like this would require different transmission, most likely a proven 6-speed manual gearbox. Still, keep in mind that these are just rumors, pretty much in a domain of science fiction.
Finally, there are reports about the hybrid version as well. However, there are no too many details about it, so we will have to wait for some more time to get reliable info about the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Release Date and Price
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline release date will certainly be scheduled for the second half of next year. Will it receive any change, time will tell. When it comes to the price, it will keep the same price, which starts at around 30.000 dollars.