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Ford Ranger vs. Honda Ridgeline

When comparing the Ford Ranger to the Honda Ridgeline, the Ford Ranger has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Honda Ridgeline has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford Ranger versus the Honda Ridgeline, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Ford Ranger versus Honda Ridgeline Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Ford Ranger ranges from $29,979 to $43,791 while a used Honda Ridgeline from the same model year range is priced between $35,270 to $45,989. For a new model, the Ford Ranger's price is between $30,745 and $47,115, with the Honda Ridgeline priced between $38,103 and $46,866.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ford Ranger’s base engine makes 270 horsepower, and the Honda Ridgeline base engine makes 280 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize trucks, the Honda Ridgeline has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Ford Ranger has the advantage in the area of front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

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

Available Cab Types and Bed Lengths

The Ford Ranger is available in a Crew Cab or an Extended Cab configuration, and the Honda Ridgeline is available in a Crew Cab configuration. The Ford Ranger offers bed lengths of 61 and 72.8 inches, and the Honda Ridgeline offers a bed length of 64 inches.

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2023 Ford Ranger

2023 Honda Ridgeline

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,745 - $47,115

Used Asking Price:

$29,979 - $43,791

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

27.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$38,103 - $46,866

Used Asking Price:

$35,270 - $45,989

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

23.6%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

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

5 / 10
6 / 11

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1 / 11
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6 / 10

Summary Review

Ford discontinued its iconic Ranger small pickup truck in 2011 despite a large, loyal fanbase. It recovered from that mistake by introducing an all-new Ford Ranger in 2019. The old and new Ranger small truck have nothing at all in common, and most older Ranger used trucks are now "fully depreciated,” to say it kindly. We’ll focus our comments on the new Ranger.

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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

  • Excellent fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine standard
  • Tremor off-road trim option
  • Modern infotainment
  • Class-leading payload capacity

  • Mixed reliability scores
  • Retained value hard to predict (too new)

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 inches, 72.8 inches

Available Bed Length(s)

64 inches

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

XL, Lariat, XLT

Trim Levels

RTL-E, RTL, Sport, 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:

270 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

310 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

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

0.065 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

3500 lbs

Max Payload:

1905 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:

2.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

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

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

Not yet available

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

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:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

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:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

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:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

30.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

89.2 cubic feet

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:

4145 lbs

Width:

85.8 inches

Height:

72.9 inches

Length:

210.8 inches

Wheelbase:

126.8 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:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P255/70R16

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/60R18