Compare 2012 Honda Ridgeline vs 2011 Dodge Dakota

2012 Honda Ridgeline
2011 Dodge Dakota
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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
2011 Dodge Dakota
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,845
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,350
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$489 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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 N/A mpg
Highway
21 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Standard Pickup Truck
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2
Length, Overall (in)
206.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA
Height, Overall (in)
70.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9
Wheelbase (in)
122.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6
Steering Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07
Trans Type
5
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0

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