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Chevrolet Colorado vs. Honda Ridgeline

When we compare the Chevrolet Colorado to the Honda Ridgeline, the Chevrolet Colorado has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Honda Ridgeline has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Chevrolet Colorado versus the Honda Ridgeline, the Chevrolet Colorado is a better car than the Honda Ridgeline.

Chevrolet Colorado versus Honda Ridgeline Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Chevrolet Colorado ranges from $20,750 to $41,226 while a used Honda Ridgeline from the same model year range is priced between $28,571 to $39,997. For a new model, the Chevrolet Colorado's price is between $28,157 and $47,297, with the Honda Ridgeline priced between $42,413 and $49,070.

Chevrolet Colorado versus Honda Ridgeline Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Chevrolet Colorado is 8.0 out of 10 while the Honda Ridgeline's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Chevrolet Colorado being ranked 5 out of 11 Best Midsize Trucks and the Honda Ridgeline being ranked 1 out of 11. Out of 6 Best Midsize Trucks for the Money, the Chevrolet Colorado is ranked 6 and the Honda Ridgeline is ranked 1.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Chevrolet Colorado’s base engine makes 200 horsepower, and the Honda Ridgeline base engine makes 280 horsepower. The Colorado is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 525 miles. The Ridgeline is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 468 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Chevrolet Colorado has the advantage of higher ground clearance, while the Honda Ridgeline has the advantage of higher towing capacity and payload capacity.

Available Cab Types and Bed Lengths

The Chevrolet Colorado is available in a Crew Cab or an Extended Cab configuration, and the Honda Ridgeline is available in a Crew Cab configuration. The Chevrolet Colorado offers bed lengths of 61.7 and 74 inches, and the Honda Ridgeline offers a bed length of 64 inches.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Honda Ridgeline has higher safety ratings than the Chevrolet Colorado, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.

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2022 Chevrolet Colorado

2023 Honda Ridgeline

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$28,157 - $47,297

Used Asking Price:

$20,750 - $41,226

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

27.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$42,413 - $49,070

Used Asking Price:

$28,571 - $39,997

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

23.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 10
5 / 11
5 / 11
5 / 11
5 / 6

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 11
1 / 11
1 / 11
1 / 6
6 / 10

Summary Review

GM stopped making the Chevrolet Colorado in 2012, but it returned for the 2015 model year as a much-improved vehicle.

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Summary Review

The Honda Ridgeline differs from all of its peers in this segment by being a unit-body vehicle, meaning it is not built upon a traditional truck ladder frame. That is either the best feature or worst feature of this truck, depending upon which view you hold and what you intend to do with it. The Ridgeline is only offered in a crew cab configuration.

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Pros and Cons

  • Well-rounded modern design
  • Diesel option
  • Effective infotainment technology
  • Big discounts off sticker price are common

  • Big discounts off sticker price make used vehicle values cloudy
  • Reliability issues in past models

Pros and Cons

  • Best-in-class on-road ride quality and performance due to advanced chassis design
  • Best-in-class safety
  • 2nd Highest reliability score in the class
  • Great in-vehicle storage features

  • Not an “off-road” truck in comparison to its peers’ off-road trims
  • Least workmanlike design
  • No extended cab configuration

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab

Available Bed Length(s)

61.7 inches, 74 inches

Available Bed Length(s)

64 inches

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Work Truck, LT, Z71, ZR2

Trim Levels

Sport, RTL, RTL-E, Black Edition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

191 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.050 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

3500 lbs

Max Payload:

1400 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

262 foot-lbs @ 4700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.063 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

5000 lbs

Max Payload :

1583 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 25 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

399 / 525 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 24 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

351 / 468 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

45 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

28.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

62 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.5 inches

Cargo Space:

7.3 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

109.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3968 lbs

Width:

83.9 inches

Height:

70.4 inches

Length:

212.7 inches

Wheelbase:

128.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4436 lbs

Width:

78.6 inches

Height:

70.8 inches

Length:

210.2 inches

Wheelbase:

125.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P255/65R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/60R18