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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The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the just-right pickup most users really need.
The 2021 Chevy Colorado’s many configurations give shoppers the kind of choice typically reserved for full-size trucks, but Chevy skimps on safety features.
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck.
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
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.
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Regular Unleaded V-6Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6
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Sport AWD2WD Ext Cab 128" Work TruckXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete *Ltd Avail*SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)King Cab 4x2 S Automatic
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Crew CabExtended Cab PickupSuperCabAccess CabKing Cab
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