There’s a lot to look forward to in the 2020 Honda lineup. From minor facelifts to major redesigns, these are the three 2020 Honda models we’re looking forward to the most.
The Honda Pilot shares its platform and powertrain with the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck. It’s a three-row, mid-size crossover SUV that’s as powerful as it is practical. The Pilot produces plenty of power with its 3.5L V6, and is capable of delivering up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Now standard on every new Honda Pilot is Honda Sensing, which includes such safety features as: lane departure warning, forward collision warning, collision mitigation braking system, and road departure mitigation system. With ample passenger and cargo space, the Pilot offers comfortable seating for up to eight and a new intuitive, infotainment system. In 2019, the Pilot’s top trims, Touring and Elite, offered drivers a 9-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, and the rest of the lineup received the 6-speed automatic transmission. Time will tell if the 9-speed will expand its reach to other trims for 2020, but we’ve got to wonder, why not?
When it comes to compact trucks, the Honda Ridgeline has stood apart from the competition for several years now, which is why the Ridgeline is one of the vehicles we’re most looking forward to seeing in 2020. What makes the Ridgeline so different from other daily driving pickup trucks is its handling—it drives like a car. Plus, it’s got a top-quality cabin unrivaled by its competitors and it comes full of advanced safety gear. Anyone who spends a lot of time in their truck, who commutes daily, or travels long distances will appreciate how skillfully the Ridgeline combines capability, handling, and comfort.
Honda Civic Type R
Admittedly, we don’t know much about the 2020 Civic Type R, but we do know it’ll operate on the same 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that powered the outgoing 2019 Civic Type R, which produced 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. We suspect even though its operating on the same engine, it’ll most likely see an increase in horsepower, but just how much remains to be known. Chances are we love the Civic Type R for the same reason everyone loves the Civic Type R — it’s a hot hatchback that satisfies the need for speed and the thrill of racetrack driving; we have no reason to believe the 2020 Civic Type R will be any different.
In addition to its comfy, equipped car-like drive, the Ridgeline offers other unique features, including its innovative bed complete with power outlet, hidden bed trunk, and its own audio system (there’s a reason Honda calls the Ridgeline the ultimate tailgate vehicle). It runs on a powerful 3.5L V6 engine that’s capable of putting out up to 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. We won’t know until the 2020 Ridgeline makes its debut but we suspect it’ll make the switch from its 6-speed automatic gearbox, to the slightly more fuel efficient 9-speed.
For more information on the 2020 Honda lineup, stop by our Tracy, CA Honda dealership and speak with a member of our Tracy Honda sales team. We’d be happy to review in greater detail the Honda models noted above, including their tentative release dates, as well as discuss other models in the 2020 lineup, including the Honda Fit, Passport, CR-V and Insight hybrid.
Till next time!