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Honda Ridgeline vs. Hyundai Santa Cruz

In comparing the Honda Ridgeline to the Hyundai Santa Cruz, the Honda Ridgeline has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Hyundai Santa Cruz has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Honda Ridgeline versus the Hyundai Santa Cruz, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is a better car than the Honda Ridgeline.

Honda Ridgeline versus Hyundai Santa Cruz Pricing

For a new model, the Honda Ridgeline's price is between $42,413 and $49,070, with the Hyundai Santa Cruz priced between $29,514 and $43,143.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda Ridgeline’s base engine makes 280 horsepower, and the Hyundai Santa Cruz base engine makes 191 horsepower. The Ridgeline is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 468 miles. The Santa Cruz is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 460 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Honda Ridgeline has the advantage of higher towing capacity, while the Hyundai Santa Cruz has the advantage of higher ground clearance and payload capacity.

Available Cab Types and Bed Lengths

The Honda Ridgeline is available in a Crew Cab configuration, and the Hyundai Santa Cruz is available in a Crew Cab configuration. The Honda Ridgeline offers a bed length of 64 inches, and the Hyundai Santa Cruz offers a bed length of 52.1 inches.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Honda Ridgeline has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Honda Ridgeline

2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$42,413 - $49,070

Used Asking Price:

$28,571 - $39,997

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

23.6%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,514 - $43,143

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

35.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.0 / 10

Reliability:

8.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

7.2 / 10

Safety:

Not available

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6 / 10

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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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Summary Review

Not yet available

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

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab

Available Bed Length(s)

64 inches

Available Bed Length(s)

52.1 inches

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Sport, RTL, RTL-E, Black Edition

Trim Levels

SE, SEL, Night, SEL Premium, Limited

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:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

10 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

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

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

191 hp @ 6100 rpm

Torque:

181 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

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

0.052 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Max Payload :

1748 lbs

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

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

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

22 / 26 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

389 / 460 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:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

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:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

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:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3708 lbs

Width:

75 inches

Height:

66.7 inches

Length:

195.7 inches

Wheelbase:

118.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.6 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

245/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/60R18