New for 2020: Honda
Honda’s focus for the 2020 model year is redesigning the vehicles in its fleet with few major changes onboard. The Pilot received a makeover. The automaker has made primarily cosmetic updates and pared down some trim level and color offerings in its other vehicles.
2020 Honda Insight
- The 2020 Honda Insight continues to break the mold about what you can expect from a hybrid. It brings a sporty look and driving experience to the table.
- It’s also peppier than the typical offering.
- The power plant is the same across the three available trim levels.
- It has a 107-horsepower, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with a two-speed, continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive.
- The car also has a 129-horsepower electric motor with a 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery pack to drive up the combined fuel economy to an impressive 52 mpg as the manufacturer’s most fuel-efficient vehicle.
- The automaker puts safety first with its advanced safety and driver-assist technology, Honda Sensing, standard across the board for the LX, EX, and Touring trim levels.
- The Touring edition kicks it up a notch with front dual-zone air conditioning, a mobile hotspot, and the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, standard.
- The cabin gets an upgrade with a more spacious interior and a welcome refresh.
- The sedan offers nimble handling, albeit, with some engine noise and vibration.
2020 Honda Pilot
- It’s status quo for the third-generation 2020 Honda Pilot without any significant upgrades for this model year.
- Instead, the automaker adds the Black Edition to its fleet of eight trim levels as its top offering, featuring red ambient lighting and dark trim throughout the build.
- Honda also expands the lineup of safety features with lane-keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control, standard across the line.
- A 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive is standard.
- The cabin stays on course with its spaciousness and storage room.
- Steel Sapphire Metallic joins the exterior color choices for the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels.
- The base LX has LED daytime running lights, rear privacy glass, LED low-beam headlights, and push-button start.
- The EX model includes Android Auto-Apple CarPlay connectivity, heated front seats, fog lights, and a SiriusXM Radio onboard.
- The EX-L adds three USB ports, a power moonroof, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a power tailgate.
- The Touring, Elite, and Black editions pump it up with a nine-speed drivetrain.
- The Touring model brings a premium sound system, roof rails, 20-inch alloy wheels, blue ambient LED interior lighting, and a Wi-Fi hotspot to the mix.
- The Elite capitalizes on comfort with ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an Intelligent Variable Torque Management system, rain-sensing wipers, and a panoramic roof.
- The Black Edition adds style and functionality with distance pacing cruise control, voice-activated air conditioning, and an AC power outlet.
2020 Honda Accord
- Not too many automakers can claim to have a reliable mainstay like the 2020 Honda Accord. This model year comes on the heels of its major makeover in 2018.
- Instead, the car will likely stay the course with its winning design with a plethora of amenities.
- The Accord sticks with its fail-safe power plant with either a 192-horsepower, 1.5-liter or 252-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder version.
- Transmission options include a six-speed manual, two-speed, continuously variable transmission, or 10-speed automatic.
- The vehicle is due for a 2019 fall release with details yet to come from the manufacturer.
- The Accord will likely get a makeover in 2021.
2020 Honda Civic
- The 2020 Honda Civic is the next offering in the tenth generation of this model that debuted in 2016. Like the Accord, it is riding on some of the updates of the previous year.
- There are five available trim levels with seven configurations.
- Two engines are available including the 174-horsepower, 1.5-liter, a four-cylinder power plant with a two-speed, continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive.
- There is also a 180-horsepower option with a six-speed manual transmission.
- The automaker has dropped the compressed natural gas and hybrid powertrains and keeps the gas options front and center.
- Honda also adds a four-door hatchback body style to the mix. It gets in touch with its roots with improvements in fuel economy and performance.
- The manufacturer also places passenger comfort at the forefront with sound-deadening material for a more enjoyable experience while maintaining its superior fuel economy.
2020 Honda Odyssey
- This model year is the latest offering of the fifth-generation 2020 Honda Odyssey. The minivan comes with a 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine with front-wheel drive and a 10-speed automatic transmission now standard across all six trim levels.
- The base build has a multiple-view rearview camera, Active Noise Cancellation, and several driver-assist functions.
- The EX adds Honda Sense, an advanced set of safety features.
- The EX-L ups the comfort level with leather trim and a 12-way adjustable driver seat with lumbar support.
- The Touring model brings CabinTalk and CabinWatch to the table with an in-car PA system.
- The appropriately named Elite edition has ventilated and heated front seats, a premium 11-speaker sound system, and a wireless phone charger.
- Six configurations are available with Honda’s Satellite-Linked Navigation with voice recognition and an advanced rear entertainment system with Blu-ray optional amenities. Each trim level either upgrades or replaces features of the previous one.
2020 Honda Fit
- Aerodynamics never had it so good than with the redesigned, fourth-generation 2020 Honda Fit. The automaker made some welcome upgrades to allow the hatchback to compete better with smaller SUVs with a more robust profile.
- The makeover starts up front with a sleeker nose and a sportier body with more curves and fewer hard lines. The new model has a slightly higher road height and roof rails to complete the look.
- There is a 129-horsepower, three-cylinder, 1.0-liter turbocharged engine and a six-speed manual transmission under the hood for the standard build.
- Fuel economy remains excellent with a combined MPG of 31-33.
- The automaker will also offer a 151-horsepower, hybrid version with a souped-up upgrade of its i-MMD dual-motor hybrid drivetrain.
- The four trim levels continue into 2020.
- The base build includes Honda’s signature Magic Seat, Bluetooth, and multi-angle rearview mirror.
- The Sport trim level adds 16-inch alloy wheels, spoilers, and fog lights to complete its look.
- Continuously variable transmission with front-wheel drive is available on the LX, Sport, and EX models and standard on the EX-L edition.
- The cabin gets some love too, with a modernized design and more cargo space across the board.
- The lineup will include some additional safety features such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist.
- Amenities introduced in 2019 will carry over to this model year, including Bluetooth and optional Android Auto-Apple CarPlay connectivity.
- The vehicle will debut this fall when the rest of the details will be revealed.
2020 Honda Ridgeline
- Honda is poised to release a hybrid version, rumored to have a 2.0-liter engine with a dual electric motor. It will be the first of its kind in the United States.
- The gasoline-powered engine continues to deliver a combined MPG of 21-22.
- Rumors circulate about a nine-speed automatic transmission, already present in some of the automaker’s line.
- The manufacturer will upgrade the existing infotainment system.
- Honda Sense, the automaker’s suite of driver-assist and safety features, is standard across the entire lineup.
- The automaker will drop the RTL-T trim level for 2020.
- Honda will cut the Forest Mist color option for Pacific Pewter instead.
- The instrument panel gets a refresh with a more user-friendly display.
- No major design features are expected for what will likely be a carryover version of the truck.
2020 Honda Passport
- Fresh from its reintroduction into the market in 2019, no major changes are anticipated for this model year.
- The build will continue with its 280-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine with front- or optional all-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission.
- The SUV has a decent combined MPG of 21-22.
2020 Honda HRV
- A redesign in 2019 with the availability of Honda Sense and two new trim levels means that the 2020 Honda HRV will likely remain a carryover for this model year.
- The engine options remain the same with a 141-horsepower, 1.8-liter, four-cylinder versions with a front- or all-wheel drive and a two-speed, continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive.
- The HRV has a combined MPG of 30 for the front-wheel-drive power plant and 29 for the all-wheel-drive one.
2020 Honda CRV
- The 2020 Honda CRV gets a refresh for the fifth-generation SUV.
- Modest changes include updates to the grille, rear fascia, trapezoidal exhaust, bumper covers, and headlights.
- Engine choices remain the same with a 184-horsepower, 2.4-liter or a 190-horsepower, 1.5-liter power plant with front- or all-wheel drive and a two-speed, continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive
- Only minor changes are on the docket for the interior
- The CRV comes in four trim levels with eight possible configurations.
- The SUV will continue to deliver a combined MPG of 27-30, depending on the configuration.
2020 Honda Clarity
- Having made its debut in 2019, the 2020 Honda Clarity Electric will remain unchanged for this model year and stay in Oregon and California only.
- The EV model has a 161-horsepower electric motor with a 93-mile range.
- Likewise, the two-year-old Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will stay the course in 2020.
- Both trims of the hybrid will continue with a combined 212-horsepower, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine with dual electric motors and two-speed, continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive.
- The fuel-cell Clarity remains a lease-only option in California alone.
- The 174-horsepower electric motor has an impressive 365-mile range.