2021 Honda Ridgeline vs. Its Competition

2021 Honda Ridgeline
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

No other mid-size pickup shares its platform with a crossover, so the 2021 Honda Ridgeline is in a class of its own.

If you need a little more utility, the Toyota Tacoma is a good choice for its ability to haul more and its serious off-road prowess, though it’s not very comfortable inside and power is just so-so.

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon show their age in many ways such as their limited safety tech, but they ride well and have a wide range of powertrain options.

The Ford Ranger is light on refinement, high on versatility.

A new Nissan Frontier is due for 2021, and it can’t come soon enough.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the just-right pickup most users really need.
5.2
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck.
5.0
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
3.8
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.
MSRP From    
N/A$25,200$24,820$26,150$26,790
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
N/AGas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class    
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Style Name    
N/A2WD Ext Cab 128" Work TruckXL 2WD SuperCab 6' BoxSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)King Cab 4x2 S Automatic
Drivetrain    
N/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
N/A4444
Passenger Doors    
N/A2N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
N/AExtended Cab PickupSuperCabAccess CabKing Cab
Transmission    
N/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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