2020 Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity

Black 2020 Honda Ridgeline pulling small vehicle on trailer by field

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline can tow up to 5,000 lbs. depending on which configuration you choose. Whatever you have in tow, the advanced powertrain of the Ridgeline keeps you moving with confidence. Command excellent capability even while enjoying what Edmunds calls, “the most car-like experience in the midsize pickup truck segment.”

How Much Can the 2020 Ridgeline Tow?

The exact amount your Honda Ridgeline will tow varies with your chosen Ridgeline trim level configuration and drivetrain. The Ridgeline comes standard with 2WD, and you can upgrade to the Intelligent Variable Torque Management® (i-VTM4®) AWD system for additional capability and all-weather, all-terrain driving confidence.

Max Towing by Drivetrain

The 2020 Ridgeline tow ratings come in at:

  • Up to 3,500 lbs. with 2WD
  • Up to 5,000 lbs. with AWD

2WD Towing

With 3,500 lbs. of towing strength, you should be able to handle the likes of:

  • Personal Watercrafts
  • Small Outboard Boats
  • Tent Trailers
  • One or Two ATVs
  • Small Utility Trailers
  • Pop-Up Tent Trailers
  • Lightweight Aluminum Boats

AWD Towing

Upgrade to the 5,000 lbs. tow rating to haul:

  • Towable RVs
  • Small Ski Boats
  • Small Horse Trailers

Honda Ridgeline Towing Accessories

Explore the 2020 Honda Ridgeline towing accessories to take full advantage of this pickup’s capabilities. Some must-have towing accessories include:

  • Trailer Hitch Towing Kit
  • Trailer Hitch 1 7/8 Ball
  • Trailer Hitch Ball – 2-inch
  • Trailer Hitch Harness

2020 Honda Ridgeline Engine and Transmission

The Honda Ridgeline carries one of the mid-size pickup segment’s most well-engineered powertrains, regardless of the trim level you choose. That powertrain combines:

  • 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6 Engine: Generates up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque to guarantee responsive performance whether you’re cruising into the city or charging onto a country highway with a heavy load towed behind you.
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW): Enjoy pitch-perfect performance through every speed with 9 gears – the lower gears are especially adept at slow-speed control while towing heavy cargo. Use Paddle Shifters to manually alter the automatically chosen gear to match your changing needs.

Other Performance Features

Overall performance is enhanced with the following features:

  • Eco-Assist System™
  • Variable Cylinder Management (VCM®) System
  • High-Capacity Radiator with Two High-Power Fans
  • Heavy-Duty Transmission Cooler

Honda Ridgeline Features to Help When Towing

Performance Features

  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Front and Rear Stabilizer Bars
  • Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/Solid Rear Disc Brakes
  • All-Season Tires

Safety Features

  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Tire Fill Assist and Location and Pressure Indicators
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
  • Brake Assist

Test Out the 2020 Ridgeline Towing Capacity in Person

The team at your local Hampton Roads Honda dealer can show you what the 2020 Ridgeline is capable of. Schedule a test drive online, and browse the latest special offers before your visit.

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