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2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. Its Competition

2020 Honda Ridgeline
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

Every single competitor in the mid-size pickup class offers body-on-frame construction, resulting in better off-road ability and a higher towing capacity than the Ridgeline at the expense of comfort and outright storage.

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon cousins both impress with their standard infotainment, available turbodiesel engine, and off-road chops, specifically the Colorado ZR2.

The new Ford Ranger makes do with a turbo-4 powertrain but returns impressive towing and payload figures for a reasonable price.

Toyota’s venerable Tacoma is a sales leader in this segment but lacks the little things that set it apart from a more competitive field than ever.

The Nissan Frontier is ancient, but it’s also cheap.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline pick-ups differently; it’s a truck that’s more comfortable and practical than tougher-duty rivals.
5.0
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado checks many of the mid-size pickup truck boxes, but leaves safety by the side of the road.
5.0
The 2020 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup is a willing companion to weekend adventures. It’s our worst best friend.
4.8
The 2020 GMC Canyon has its virtues, but its design is beginning to feel old and it hasn’t done well in crash tests.
3.2
A new V-6 gives buyers a reason to shop the 2020 Nissan Frontier this year, but waiting for next year’s redesign is a better idea.
5.3
Myriad detail upgrades keep the 2020 Toyota Tacoma competitive in the increasingly competitive mid-size pickup truck market.
MSRP From     
$33,900$21,300$24,110$22,200$26,790$26,050
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
Sport 2WD2WD Ext Cab 128" BaseXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete2WD Ext Cab 128" SLKing Cab 4x2 S AutomaticSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
524244
Passenger Doors     
N/A2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Crew CabExtended Cab PickupSuperCabExtended Cab PickupKing CabAccess Cab
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2020 Chevrolet Colorado2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2020 Ford Ranger2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2020 GMC Canyon2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2020 Nissan Frontier2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma