Compare 2009 Honda Ridgeline vs 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac

2009 Honda Ridgeline
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,557 $28,200
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,363 $31,305
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $30,961 $34,180
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 20 $33,084 $36,530
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RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
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
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,002 $27,925
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $26,798 $28,800
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $27,194 $29,235
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $27,903 $30,015
AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenaline 13 19 $27,903 $30,015
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $29,092 $31,320
AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenaline 13 19 $29,092 $31,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,557
$23,704
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,200
$25,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$423 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda Ridgeline doesn't drive like any other pickup model, and for most people who commute daily and haul sometimes, that's a good thing. The 2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac offers good versatility in an unremarkable package.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Standard Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 59.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.6 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 55.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
207.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.3 72.5
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)
77.8 73.7
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
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
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
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
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
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 Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T53
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T53
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 721
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
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)
4504 -
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1950
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 210 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code
NA 99E
Displacement
3.5L/212 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.29
Trans Order Code
NA 44V
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.22
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.54
Trans Type
5 5
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
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Frame
Frame Type
- NA

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