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Honda CR-V vs. Honda Ridgeline

When comparing the Honda CR-V to the Honda Ridgeline, the Honda CR-V 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 and interior volume. The Honda Ridgeline has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Honda CR-V versus the Honda Ridgeline, the Honda CR-V is a better car than the Honda Ridgeline.

Honda CR-V versus Honda Ridgeline Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda CR-V ranges from $24,888 to $33,825 while a used Honda Ridgeline from the same model year range is priced between $28,571 to $39,997. For a new model, the Honda CR-V's price is between $30,555 and $38,239, with the Honda Ridgeline priced between $42,413 and $49,070.

Honda CR-V versus Honda Ridgeline Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda CR-V is 8.6 out of 10 while the Honda Ridgeline's quality rating is 9.0 out of 10. This results in the Honda CR-V being ranked 5 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs and the Honda Ridgeline being ranked 1 out of 11 Best Midsize Trucks.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda CR-V’s base engine makes 190 horsepower, and the Honda Ridgeline base engine makes 280 horsepower. The CR-V is rated to deliver an average of 30 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 476 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.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Honda CR-V, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Honda Ridgeline, a midsize truck, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Honda CR-V and the Honda Ridgeline have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Honda CR-V has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Honda Ridgeline

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,555 - $38,239

Used Asking Price:

$24,888 - $33,825

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

36.5%

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:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 24
3 / 61
4 / 24
5 / 61
5 / 28
5 / 24
5 / 14
10 / 61
32 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

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

Summary Review

The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover with mass appeal. It has been one of the best-selling SUVs since its introduction as a 1997 model. The current CR-V benefitted from a redesign for the 2017 model year, with new models costing an average of $31,288 and 3-year-old models averaging $25,089.

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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

  • Hybrid version available
  • Assertive exterior design
  • Highly functional and comfortable interior

  • Priced higher than some competitors
  • Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is not to every driver’s taste
  • Blind-spot monitoring unavailable in base 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

SUV

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Cab Types

Not applicable

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab

Available Bed Length(s)

Not applicable

Available Bed Length(s)

64 inches

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

EX, EX-L

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:

3 years / 36000 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):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

190 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

179 foot-lbs @ 1700 rpm

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

0.054 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Max Payload:

Not applicable

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:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

28 / 34 / 30

Range (city/hwy):

392 / 476 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:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

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:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.9 inches

Cargo Space:

39.3 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

76.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

142.8 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

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

109.7 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3497 lbs

Width:

73.5 inches

Height:

66.2 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

106.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 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:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/60R18