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
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 -
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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 - -
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 -
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 -
Steering
Steering Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - -
Front Wheel Material
Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 -
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
3.5L/212 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 -
Transmission
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 -
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 -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab -
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -

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