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2021 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2021 RAM 3500 Review

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2021 Honda
Ridgeline

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2021 RAM
3500

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MSRP*
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$36,490 to $43,920
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$36,470 to $68,485
Invoice* $34,016 to $40,253 $34,461 to $63,895
MPG - City 18 N/A
MPG - Hwy 24 N/A
Engine(s) V-6 V-8
Seating Capacity 5 3 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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.

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

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.

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.