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2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2016 RAM 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Ridgeline and the RAM 1500.

Convenience
The RAM 1500 requires less frequent visits to the gas station than the Honda Ridgeline, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Ridgeline will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 1500. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Ridgeline carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500.

Dimensions
The Honda Ridgeline is a little narrower than the RAM 1500, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Honda Ridgeline takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
The Honda Ridgeline offers much less torque than the RAM 1500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda Ridgeline has a significantly larger turning radius than the RAM 1500, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 1500 is clearly the choice over the Honda Ridgeline for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Ridgeline is clearly outclassed by the RAM 1500.

Utility
You'll be able to bring along a larger crew with the Honda Ridgeline than the RAM 1500, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The RAM 1500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Honda Ridgeline.

Warranty
The Honda Ridgeline comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500.

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2017 Honda
Ridgeline

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MSRP*: $29,475 - $42,870

2016 RAM
1500

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MSRP*: $26,145 - $52,665
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.32% As low as 0.05%
City MPG: 18 - 19 15 - 21
Highway MPG: 25 - 26 21 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 2 - 6
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $26,959 - $39,177 $25,152 - $48,021

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.