2021 Honda Ridgeline vs 2021 Ford Ranger: A Different Kind Of Mid-Size Truck

The Honda Ridgeline fills a unique position for a pickup truck – it adapts to your lifestyle. Whether you need to haul a load in the roomy bed or take the family on a weekend away, the Ridgeline has the flexibility you need. To help you understand its capability, it is important to measure the Ridgeline against tough competition. Here, we compare the 2021 Honda Ridgeline and 2021 Ford Ranger in key areas. Thanks to numerous improvements made in 2021, the Ridgeline is more appealing than ever before.

The 2021 Honda Ridgeline adapts to more driving situations

The Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5L six-cylinder engine that produces 280 hp with 262 lb-ft of torque. The Ford Ranger uses a 2.3L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that a maximum of 270 hp. More power means more flexibility and more performances; the 2021 Honda Ridgeline can go from 0-100 km/h in only 7 seconds, while the Ford Ranger takes a bit more time to do the same exercise, with 7.8 seconds. Also, Honda’s 3.5L engine has proved itself to much more reliable than Ford’s turbocharged 2.3L engine over the years.

Both the Honda Ridgeline and Ford Ranger have similar fuel efficiency. The all-wheel drive Ridgeline includes a nine-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control. It adapts to more roads with its Intelligent Traction Management System that provides optimum traction in rain, snow, mud, dry roads and more. Although the Ranger’s four-wheel drive has its off-road capabilities, all-wheel drive performs better across the board, making it a better option if you want to strike a balance in all driving situations. 

Fit your family the right way in a 2021 Honda Ridgeline

The Ridgeline is right at home at the worksite or around town with family. This is possible with a roomy cab that doesn’t cut corners — especially in the back seat. The Ridgeline flat out beats the Ranger in rear headroom (up to 74 mm), leg room (up to 160 mm), and shoulder room (up to 160 mm).

The Ridgeline also has a long list of equipment that makes it even more versatile, and that you won’t find on the Ranger. These include: a luggage rack, cooled front seats, heated front seats, heated rear seats, Siri Eyes Free and more.

Visit Ramsays Honda to learn about any of our well-equipped 2021 Honda Ridgelines and take one for a test drive.