2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Rumor, Review And Price

2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid Rumor, Review And Price – We don’t know is this really happening, but some reports suggest that Honda reconsiders a hybrid powertrain for its fast-selling pickup truck. The idea isn’t bad at all, while the manufacturer has a suitable system to offer, so we think that there is a possibility of seeing the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid in the near future. Yes, the rumors indicate it’s going to be finished until the end of the next year, which means it should become available as the 2020 model.

2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Release Date
2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Release Date

2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Feature

The Ridgeline Hybrid  drivetrain won’t be everything that Honda plans to change. No, the Japanese car manufacturer will reportedly make some small changes inside and out. More precisely, the unibody truck will receive a few new styling cues in the front and rear, as well as better equipment. Aside of a slightly redesigned dashboard and perhaps new upholstery, the interior will likely get updated infotainment and safety systems.

2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Review
2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Review

2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Exterior And Interior

Like we said, the Ridgeline Hybrid will suffer some cosmetic changes as well. Though, don’t expect anything more than a slightly updated front end and perhaps an updated infotainment and safety systems. If it actually comes, the hybrid pickup truck might also feature special upholstery and perhaps some unique exterior colors, but nothing above that. As you can see there won’t be any bigger changes. Me most notable confirmed changes in the Honda Ridgeline are: second USB port in the RT, Sport, and RTL models. According to many sources, Toyota is considering Type R version of the Ridgeline. We think that Ridgeline Hybrid is ready to get sport version with upgraded suspension and more powerful engine. However, we can’t expect this sport pickup truck to enter into production before 2020.

2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Interior
2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Interior

2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Engine

If the Ridgeline Hybrid really comes, it’s going to feature a familiar powertrain. It’s so-called Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system, which currently powers the Acura MDX Hybrid. The drivetrain combines a gasoline 3.06-liter V6 engine with a three-motor hybrid system and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The engine is in charge for front wheels, while two electric motors run the rear axle. The third motor is integrated with the transmission. In case the manufacturer decides not to change anything, the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will deliver 321 horsepower to all four wheels. What’ more important, it’s going to boost the efficiency of the truck. So, instead of 18/25/21 mpg AWD 3.5-liter model, the potential buyers will get the chance to pick the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Hybrid should be rated at 26 mpg city, 27 highway, and 27 combined.

2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Redesign
2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Redesign

2020 Ridgeline Hybrid Price And Release Date

The updated pickup truck will get small price changes. On the other hand, the Ridgeline Hybrid will probably cost at least $8,000 to $10,000 more from the gasoline option, which will be a little bit south from $40,000.

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