STATUS: Unchanged for 2020 - The second-generation Honda Ridgeline that arrived for the 2017 model year is all about providing a comfortable environment with clever convenience touches and a rock-solid powertrain. The current five-passenger pickup has more people-pleasing features than the previous iteration, and comes with a stout V-6 engine connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can choose front- or all-wheel-drive versions (the previous Ridgeline was AWD only). The Ridgeline's bed is longer and wider than before, so 4x8 sheets of building materials sit flat on the load floor. A lockable storage compartment beneath the bed contains a spare tire and provides extra space for stowing valuables such as tools and groceries. With a drain plug on the bottom, the area can also function as an ice chest. The unique "Dual Action" tailgate can swing open from the right-hand side, or can be lowered in the traditional manner. The Ridgeline's fold-up rear-seat cushion that lets you load tall objects through the side doors, such as potted plants, bit-screen TVs and bicycles. For 2020, a suite of active-safety technology, called Honda Sensing, is standard for all trim levels.
Base price (incl. destination): $31,100
Type: Four-door midsize pickup
Engine (h.p.): 3.5-liter V-6 (280)
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 19/26/22 (FWD)
Base weight (lb.): 4,240 (FWD)