2020 Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity

Black 2020 Honda Ridgeline pulling vehicle on trailer with green field in background

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline towing capacity reaches 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped. Learn more about its towing capability and features here.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Tow Ratings

The 2020 Ridgeline comes with a standard 2WD drivetrain as standard; however, you can also opt for the Intelligent Variable Torque Management® (i-VTM4®) AWD system with Sport, RTL, RTL-E, and Black Edition trims.

Tow ratings come in at up to:

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

What Can You Tow With the 3,500 lbs. Towing Capacity?

With the standard 3,500 lbs. rating, drivers will find themselves able to tow items like:

  • Small Utility Trailers
  • Lightweight Aluminum Boats
  • Personal Watercrafts
  • Small Outboard Boats
  • Tent Trailers
  • Pop-Up Tent Trailers
  • A Couple of ATVs

What Can You Tow With the 5,000 lbs. Towing Capacity?

Upgrade to AWD Ridgline to haul items like:

  • Towable RVs
  • Small Horse Trailers
  • Small Boats

2020 Honda Ridgeline Towing Accessories

The 2020 Ridgeline also comes with cutting-edge towing accessories to help you make the most of this pickup’s considerable capability. A few Honda Ridgeline towing accessories include:

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

Red 2020 Honda Ridgeline AWD trunk rear

2020 Honda Ridgeline Powertrain

Every 2020 Honda Ridgeline comes ready with a 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine that delivers:

  • Up to 280 hp
  • Up to 262 lb-ft of torque

As JD Power writes: “Powerful, refined, and, in comparison to other midsize trucks, fuel efficient thanks in part to its variable cylinder management system, it is a terrific engine.”

2020 Ridgeline Transmission

The sophisticated 9-Speed Automatic Transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) guarantees responsive power whether you’re handling heavy loads at slower speeds or cruising on the highway with a boat behind you. Moreover, a High-Capacity Radiator with two High-Power Fans and a Heavy-Duty Transmission Cooler helps ensure overheating isn’t an issue when you’re hauling heavy loads on hot summer days.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Performance and Safety Features

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline pairs its towing capacity with a stellar selection of performance and safety features designed to maintain a comfortable ride inside the cabin even when you’re towing heavy loads.

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


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

Test the 2020 Ridgeline Towing Power in Person

Schedule a test drive of the 2020 Ridgeline to experience its towing power in person at your nearest West Michigan Honda dealer. Stay up to the date on the latest Honda offers, too, to get a great deal on a capable new 2020 Ridgeline pickup truck!

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