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Selected Style 2WD Ext Cab ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $22,091 $23,210
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,888 $24,085
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,420 $26,780
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,928 $30,635
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $26,049 $27,460
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,845 $28,335
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $28,164 $29,730
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,718 $33,635
4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $26,415 $29,150
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,860 $31,855
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $31,458 $34,730
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 20 $33,581 $37,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,091
$26,415
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,210
$29,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$486 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you need a better-driving truck that can haul the goods on occasion, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline might be a better choice than a true full-sizer.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 63.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 62.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 57.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to Axle (in) 39.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 77.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.2 -
Overhang, Front (in) 38.4 -
Frame Width, Rear (in) 32.4 -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 130.4 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 218.5 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 68.6 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.8 -
Wheelbase (in) 131.3 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 207.0
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
Tailgate Width (in) 53.3 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 30.0 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 46.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 59.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.2 49.5
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.3 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 13.1 x 0.4
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 22
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 44.0 42.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code TVF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code TVF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code WDQ NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4650 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 465 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 698 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4650 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2427 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1784 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4504
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.07
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.61
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.53
Summary
Body Code 131.3" WB -
Body Style Extended Cab 6'6" Bed 4 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name Ram Dakota Honda Ridgeline
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 1.00
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front Upper/Lower "A" Arms MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 -
Axle Type - Front - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - W/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 11.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Standard Pickup Truck
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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