1. 2020 Honda Ridgeline
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline is the company’s entry into the midsize truck market. With the current generation introduced in 2017, the Ridgeline shares much of its platform with the Honda Pilot three-row SUV, suitably beefed up for work and play. For the 2020 model year, a nine-speed transmission replaces the outgoing six-speed. Also, thanks to independent rear suspension, it provides superior ride quality and handling. The spacious crew cab is comfortable and handsomely finished. Besides, it has a unique two-way tailgate and a large lockable in-bed trunk. For now, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Honda Sensing safety features are packed as standard. The manufacturer suggested price for the new 2020 Honda Ridgeline varies from $33,900 to $43,520 depending on the trim.
2. 2020 Toyota Tacoma
The midsize pickup truck market has been growing, but it’s safe to say that the Toyota Tacoma is still the odds-on favorite for shoppers. From its basic work-truck configuration to luxury-oriented or off-road variants, the Tacoma is simply one of the most well-rounded pickups on sale today. In 2020, the Tacoma was offered in six trim levels: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro. The entry-level SR is the work truck of the bunch, with the value-oriented SR5 offering more equipment and more choices. On the plus side are composite truck beds, movable tie-down cleats, and a power outlet. Also, the top-level V6 can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission and rugged off-pavement capability. Moreover, Toyota mechanics added recalibrated transmission logic and underbody cameras that enhance off-road visibility, as well as power seats including seat height and thigh adjustments. Its MSRP varies from $26,050 to $46,665.
3. Jeep Gladiator
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is a five-passenger, four-door midsize truck available in five trim levels — Sport, Sport S, Overland, Rubicon, and Mojave, providing increasing levels of comfort, convenience, and off-road capability. All-new models are based on the Wrangler SUV. Therefore, it’s the only convertible truck you can buy for now. We bet you’ll be astonished by a back seat that’s bigger than other midsize pickups. However, according to the owners’ review, its steering is slow and vague, particularly on the Rubicon trim. Finally, its manufacturer suggested price is from $33,545 to $45,720.