Compare 2011 Ram Dakota vs 2011 Honda Ridgeline

2011 Ram Dakota
2011 Honda Ridgeline
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2WD Ext Cab ST
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
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
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,928 $30,635
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,718 $33,635
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4WD Crew Cab RT
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
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
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 62.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 57.6
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
46.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 49.5
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 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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 22
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.5
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1784 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2427 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4504
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 130
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/226 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.53
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram Dakota Honda Ridgeline
Body Code
131.3" WB -
Body Style
Extended Cab 6'6" Bed 4 Door Crew Cab
Suspension
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
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
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- W/Trailing Arm
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 2
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Standard Pickup Truck
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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
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Rollover Rating

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