The release date of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid is slowly approaching. The new model with the hybrid system is finally arriving to the markets. According to the latest news, the hybrid version will be released sometime at the end of 2019.
What we can expect from the hybrid version? The upcoming Ridgeline Hybrid will deliver slight improvements and much better fuel consumption. However, the exterior won’t depart from the base model, but we will see some visual improvements. Safety features will be better this year and we can expect many new features.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Will Deploy Stronger Look
The upcoming 2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will borrow some cues from the popular Honda Pilot model. The exterior will deploy a more attractive and stronger look than the base one. However, the changes will be minimal but visible. Like the base one model, the new Hybrid variant will come with an attractive front grille that will get more chrome accents and it will be wider.
Also, the new pair of headlights are installed with the newest LED system, fog lamps, and bumpers. Whatsoever, the rear end will stay intact as the side profile of this pickup truck. As part of the standard equipment, the buyers will get a two-way tailgate along with the lockable bed storage.
Interior Remains Almost the Same
The interior of the newest 2020 Honda Ridgeline will not deferent from the interior of the regular Ridgeline model. According to the latest reports many cues will be borrowed from the Pilot model. The cabin is generally great crafted and many soft touches are present. Also, with this model, the buyers will get a very comfortable cabin with two rows of seats. There are enough rooms for five passengers.
The list of standard equipment is long and features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are part of standard equipped. Also, we must add that 2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will also get safety boost this year and we can expect many new features.
2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Powertrain
According to the latest update, the new 2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will continue to be offered with the same engine as the base one. However, there will be some changes and the latest hybrid will get more HP. The base model is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 as the only engine option. With this engine, the base model can produce 280 HP and 265 lb-ft of torque. However, the hybrid one will add an electric motor that will give more power. These engines will combine the base engine with the single electric unit.
Thanks to that, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid will be able to produce around 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Also, with this engine, we can expect great fuel economy. From the latest rumors, the Hybrid model will be rated at over 30 mpg, while the base one offers only 22 mpg.
Price and Arrival
The upcoming 2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid offers a great look and many techs. Furthermore, all this will cost and the mid-size pickup truck from the latest news will be priced around $40,000. This is $10,000 more than the base one that is tagged at $30,000.
Also, we can expect the famous Type-R version that will bring more power and the price of $50,000. As for the release date, the new hybrid model will go on sale in the last quarter of 2019.