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2021 Ford Ranger vs. 2021 Honda Ridgeline Review

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2021 Ford
Ranger

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2021 Honda
Ridgeline

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MSRP*
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$24,820 to $38,785
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$36,490 to $43,920
Invoice* $24,075 to $37,234 $34,016 to $40,253
MPG - City 20 - 21 18
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Ridgeline than in the Ford Ranger. The Ford Ranger will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Honda Ridgeline.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Ranger as you will with the Honda Ridgeline, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

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). Clearly, the Ford Ranger is a better financial choice over the Honda Ridgeline, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Ranger and the Honda Ridgeline have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Ford Ranger is a little narrower than the Honda Ridgeline, 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 Ford Ranger takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Ridgeline.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Ford Ranger transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Honda Ridgeline.

Handling
The Ford Ranger has a smaller turning radius than the Honda Ridgeline, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Ranger is clearly the choice over the Honda Ridgeline for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Ranger has a little less horsepower than the Honda Ridgeline.

Utility
The Ford Ranger has less seating than the Honda Ridgeline, making the Honda Ridgeline the better choice if you often have passengers. You'll be able to haul more material in the Ford Ranger than the Honda Ridgeline, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Ford Ranger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Ridgeline.