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2021 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2022 RAM 3500 Review

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2021 Honda
Ridgeline

MSRP*: $36,490 to $43,920
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2022 RAM
3500

MSRP*: $37,140 to $69,370
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Invoice* $34,016 to $40,253 $35,086 to $64,715
MPG - City 18 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 24 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 33.9 ft3 57.5 - 74.9 ft3
Engine V-6 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 280 hp 410 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 19,410 - 20,940 lbs
Exterior Length 210.2 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 36.7 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 39.8 - 40.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 RAM 3500 than in the Honda Ridgeline. The RAM 3500 offers just a little more head- and legroom than the Honda Ridgeline, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

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 Honda Ridgeline is a better financial choice over the RAM 3500, 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. The Honda Ridgeline carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 3500.

Dimensions
The Honda Ridgeline is a little narrower than the RAM 3500, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Honda Ridgeline, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 3500.

Handling
The Honda Ridgeline has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 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 3500.

Powertrain
The Honda Ridgeline offers much less torque than the RAM 3500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Honda Ridgeline has less seating than the RAM 3500, making the RAM 3500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The RAM 3500 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 3500.