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Selected Style 4WD Crew Cab RT
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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
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $23,704 $25,400
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $24,896 $26,710
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $25,606 $27,490
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $26,798 $28,800
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,002 $27,925
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $27,194 $29,235
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $27,903 $30,015
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $29,092 $31,320
AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenaline 13 19 $27,903 $30,015
AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenaline 13 19 $29,092 $31,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,376
$23,704
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,000
$25,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$467 / month
$423 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. The 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac offers good versatility in an unremarkable package.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Pickup Trucks -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.6 55.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 112.0 -
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 59.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.6 58.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 -
Wheelbase (in) 122.0 130.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.3 73.7
Track Width, Front (in) 67.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 -
Length, Overall (in) 206.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Height, Overall (in) 70.3 72.5
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 -
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - 44.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.5
Cab to Axle (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 30.9
Overhang, Front (in) - 35.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 21.2
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 Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.5 45.0
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - 44.4
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 61.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) - 37.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - 49.5
Tailgate Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 49.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 0.4 11.81 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.1 11.97 x 0.43
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 22.5
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - Midship
Steering
Steering Type Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.6 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 18.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65SR17 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Size P245/65SR17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T53
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - 721
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - 1700
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - 721
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 526
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5260
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4500 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3320
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2070
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 10000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 6020
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - 1950
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 245 @ 4500 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code J35A91 99E
Displacement 3.5L/212 4.0L/245
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 247 @ 5750 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.69 3.22
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.54
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.53 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.29
Trans Order Code NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab 4 Door
Vehicle Name Honda Ridgeline Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Body Code - 131" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 0.77
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .91 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.73
Axle Type - Front - Twin-forged SLA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3240
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 3400
Frame
Frame Type - NA
 
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