Compare 2012 Chevrolet Avalanche vs 2012 Honda Ridgeline

2012 Chevrolet Avalanche
2012 Honda Ridgeline
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2WD Crew Cab LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $34,224 $36,800
4WD Crew Cab LS 15 21 $37,060 $39,850
2WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $37,381 $40,195
4WD Crew Cab LT 15 21 $40,217 $43,245
2WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $43,710 $47,000
4WD Crew Cab LTZ 15 21 $46,783 $50,305
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $26,845 $29,350
4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,524 $30,095
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,312 $32,055
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $31,934 $34,930
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,078 $37,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,224
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,800
$29,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$489 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The showpiece of the 2012 Chevy Avalanche is the clever midgate, but it's also easy to drive, and has lots of useful storage hidden inside and out. The 2012 Honda Ridgeline won't satisfy those who need a real full-size truck, but for those who need hauling on occasion, it offers an interesting alternative.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 62.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
60.3 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
62.3 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 63.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
221.3 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.1 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
76.6 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.1 -
Cab to Axle (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 77.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.0 -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.8 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
45.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
50.0 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 49.5
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
63.3 Min, 98.2 Max -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
50.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.8 13.1 x 0.4
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 12.6 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 22
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Rail -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.0 42.6
Steering Type
Pwr Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.5
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R17 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QAN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
765 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5100 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2862 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2978 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4504
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
Displacement
5.3L/325 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
320 @ 5400 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
335 @ 4000 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
LMG NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 1.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 1.60
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 0.76
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 2.69
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.53
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab 4 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Avalanche Honda Ridgeline
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.12 1.00
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Over Shock MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Body on -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 2
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Standard Pickup Truck
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- --
Side Barrier Rating
-- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- --
Rollover Rating
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