2023 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2023 Honda Ridgeline | NewCars.com

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 vs. 2023 Honda Ridgeline Review

Picture of the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500

2023 GMC
Sierra 1500

MSRP*: $37,100 to $82,100
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Picture of the 2023 Honda Ridgeline

2023 Honda

MSRP*: $38,800 to $46,230
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MPG - City 14 - 22 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 27 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 2 - 6 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 62.9 - 89.1 ft3 33.9 ft3
  • 305-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 310-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 280-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 305 - 420 hp 280 hp
Towing Capacity 8,700 - 13,200 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 211.0 - 242.5 in 210.2 in
Exterior Width 81.2 - 81.2 in 78.6 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Head Room Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.8 in

*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

The GMC Sierra 1500 offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the Honda Ridgeline. The GMC Sierra 1500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Honda Ridgeline.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Sierra 1500 as you will with the Honda Ridgeline, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

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). The GMC Sierra 1500 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Honda Ridgeline, which has a much lower MSRP.

Since the GMC Sierra 1500 is much wider than the Honda Ridgeline, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the GMC Sierra 1500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Honda Ridgeline.

The GMC Sierra 1500 has a larger turning radius than the Honda Ridgeline, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When considering towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 1500 is clearly the choice over the Honda Ridgeline for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a little more horsepower than the Honda Ridgeline.

Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Sierra 1500 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the Honda Ridgeline.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the GMC Sierra 1500 as you will the Honda Ridgeline. You'll be able to haul more material in the GMC Sierra 1500 than the Honda Ridgeline, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.