Compare 2011 Dodge Dakota vs 2014 Honda Ridgeline

2011 Dodge Dakota
2014 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 $27,050 $29,575
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $32,139 $35,155
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,608 $32,380
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab SE 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $28,094 $30,720
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,420
$27,050
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,780
$29,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$493 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Honda Ridgeline is a niche alternative for those who don't need a pickup bed all the time, but it doesn't satisfy drivers that need a real full-size truck.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 57.1
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
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
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 8.2
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 122
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 8.2
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 -
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.1 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 20.7
Cargo Volume (ft³)
38.2 41.4
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)
64.9 60
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.1 12.6
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 13.1
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
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 Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 42.6
Tires
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
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
WF1 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R17 P245/65TR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
480 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
720 500
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 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 5000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9300 10085
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 3245
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1906 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 6050
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 3105
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2459 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
EKG NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15 (Est)
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA Electronic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.07
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.54
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
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 No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab 5'4" Bed Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Ram Dakota Honda Ridgeline
Body Code
131.3" WB T
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" Arms Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.92 4.53
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 4.53
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 10.8 (Est)
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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