Compare 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac vs 2008 Honda Ridgeline

2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
2008 Honda Ridgeline
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RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $25,504 $27,460
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $26,696 $28,770
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $27,802 $29,985
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 19 $28,994 $31,295
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $29,007 $31,310
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $30,200 $32,620
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenalin 13 19 $31,305 $33,835
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenalin 14 19 $32,497 $35,145
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr RTL 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr & Navi RTL 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,504
$25,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,460
$28,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a versatile vehicle with very little to set it apart from the competition. The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 62.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 63.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
130.5 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.5 -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 76.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.9 -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
210.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.5 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
72.5 70.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
49.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.0 49.5
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
49.6 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
44.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
21.2 - 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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.81 x 0.39 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)
11.97 x 0.43 12.6 x 1.1
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 42.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.38
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65SR17
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
525 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2507 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3320 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2076 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6020 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 245 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99E J35A91
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 247 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.69
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.02
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.53
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 1.57
Trans Order Code
44V NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.53
Summary
Body Code
131" WB -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Sport Trac Honda Ridgeline
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Twin-forged SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3400 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 .91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3000 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Fully boxed ladder -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Pickup Trucks

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