Compare 2011 Dodge Dakota vs 2012 Honda Ridgeline

2011 Dodge Dakota
2012 Honda Ridgeline
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2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $26,845 $29,350
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $31,934 $34,930
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi 15 21 $34,078 $37,280
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,312 $32,055
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,524 $30,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,420
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,780
$29,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$489 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.4
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.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 63.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 62.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 -
Cab to Axle (in)
25.4 -
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)
144.3 -
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)
68.7 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 49.5
Tailgate Width (in)
53.3 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
64.9 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.1 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
38.2 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 -
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 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 22
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.38
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
WF1 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R17 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
TXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R17 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TXK NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4800 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4800 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
480 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 500
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2459 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9300 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1906 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4504
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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 Electronic Fuel Injection
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 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.60
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.76
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.69
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 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.53
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.53
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ram Dakota Honda Ridgeline
Body Code
131.3" WB -
Body Style
Crew Cab 5'4" Bed 4 Door Crew Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 -
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
3.92 -
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
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

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