2019 Honda Ridgeline Parked at Campsite by a Lake and Mountains

Match the standard Ford Ranger towing capacity against the standard Honda Ridgeline towing capacity and you’ll quickly see why there’s only room for one model at the top. Currently ranked as the top compact pickup in the country, the Honda Ridgeline pulls ahead whether considering the leading utility of its innovative truck bed or comparing performance specs.

With that in mind, read on to compare the Ford Ranger against the Honda Ridgeline across:

  • Comparably Equipped Price
  • Power and MPG
  • Tow Ratings

Ridgeline vs. Ranger: Comparably Equipped Price

It makes sense to start with price points for each vehicle, so why not look at how two comparably equipped Honda Ridgeline and Ford Ranger trims match up when you look at comparably equipped prices?

  • 2019 Honda Ridgeline RT 2WD: Priced at $31,660*
  • 2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew 4X2 XLT: Priced at $34,785

Ridgeline vs. Ranger: Power and MPG

Engine specs matter even when you’re not towing anything – you need plenty of horsepower and torque to maintain a responsive ride whether in the city or cruising the highway, and that’s just what the Honda Ridgeline provides.

Here’s how engine specs compare:

  • 2019 Honda Ridgeline: A 3.5L V6 makes up to 280 hp.
  • 2019 Ford Ranger: A 2.3L four-cylinder makes up to 270 hp.

Picking the more powerful vehicle would usually mean accepting lower mileage ratings, but the Honda Ridgeline actually outperforms the Ford Ranger when you turn to AWD highway efficiency. You’ll make:

  • Up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on the highway with the Honda Ridgeline AWD**.
  • Up to an EPA-estimated 24 mpg on the highway with the Ford Ranger AWD.

Ridgeline vs. Ranger: Tow Ratings


With a stronger engine beneath the hood, it’s no surprise to see the Honda Ridgeline outclassing the Ford Ranger when it comes to standard towing specs:

  • Honda Ridgeline AWD Standard Towing: Up to 5,000 lbs.
  • Ford Ranger AWD Standard Towing: Up to 3,500 lbs.

Test Drive the Latest Honda Ridgeline to Experience a Leading Pickup

It’s hard to seriously consider the Ford Ranger after checking out the Honda Ridgeline. Whether you want to find out about Honda Ridgeline dimensions, talk through trim level options, or hear about current specials, simply visit your local Capital Region Honda dealer or feel free to contact us directly.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.