Missouri motorists in search of a highly capable and refined new mid-size pickup truck can always count on the Honda Ridgeline. Honda's second-generation Ridgeline stands apart from the rest with its standard V6 performance, premium cabin, spacious seating for up to five occupants and an array of Honda technologies.
If you're shopping the Ridgeline against the competition in the mid-size truck segment, you may be looking into the 2020 and 2021 editions. The team at Columbia Honda has compiled a comparison review of the 2021 Honda Ridgeline versus the 2020 model for your consideration.
Our Columbia, MO, Honda dealership regularly stocks both the 2021 and 2020 Honda Ridgeline, so whichever you end up preferring after researching the two models, we'd be happy to set you up with a tour and test drive!
Honda made significant updates to its impressive mid-size pickup for the 2021 model year; chief among them is a rugged new exterior design. With the introduction of the 2021 Ridgeline, this Honda truck is bolder than ever, thanks to its aggressive new front end, highlighted by a larger, more upright grille, bulging hood and new LED lighting.
Another substantial update is that every 2021 Ridgeline now comes standard with all-wheel drive (AWD). Previously, only the higher trims featured AWD as standard equipment. With the addition of power to all four wheels across the entire 2021 lineup of Ridgeline trucks, it's not hyperbole to say this pickup is more capable and ready for adventure than ever before.
Inside, the 2021 Ridgeline sports an updated cabin, complete with a new infotainment system that boasts sharper graphics and a physical volume knob.
Both the 2020 Honda Ridgeline and the updated 2021 edition feature Honda's 9-speed automatic transmission for highly efficient performance, but only the 2021 Ridgeline models get the new button gear selector.
No matter which model year of the Ridgeline you select, both the 2021 and 2020 editions come standard with the power and capability of Honda's tried-and-true 3.5-liter V6 engine. With 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, the Ridgeline pickups have the power to take on any of your Jefferson City, MO, area adventures with ease.
Both Ridgeline model years can tow up to an impressive 5,000 pounds, with the 2021 Ridgelines getting that rating as standard due to the model's standard AWD. The 2020 Ridgeline and its standard two-wheel drive (2WD) starts with a 3,500-pound tow rating but reaches 5,000 pounds with the available AWD system.
A Honda 9-speed transmission ensures that your Ridgeline is always in the right gear to deliver the performance or efficiency you seek during any driving situation.
The 2020 model year was the first time that the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive technologies became standard on all Ridgeline trims; these safety features continue for the 2021 model.
Every 2020 and 2021 Ridgeline truck boasts the following Honda Sensing systems:
Like other modern Honda automobiles, the 2021 and 2020 Ridgeline pickups come standard-equipped with the automaker's Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, which certainly makes maneuvering this brawny truck simpler and safer. The driver can select from three viewing modes -- Normal, Top-Down and Wide -- to get a preferable angle for viewing their surroundings when in reverse gear.
With all of the recent updates to the lineup of Honda Ridgeline pickups, now is a great time to be shopping for a mid-size truck at your Columbia Honda dealer. If you're eager to trade up to a new Ridgeline or a pre-owned one, you'll want to explore the range of well-equipped trims offered in the 2020 and 2021 editions.
Our full-service auto dealership near Jefferson City, MO, is ready to assist all local motorists in securing their ideal new or used Honda. Don't wait to pre-qualify for financing or view our current lease offers online before planning your visit and taking a test drive.
If you have any questions about how the 2020 Honda Ridgeline and 2021 Ridgeline compare, don't hesitate to contact our Honda specialists. We'll get you the answers you're seeking as you conduct your truck search!