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

TCC Dislikes

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 -

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 0.53

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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