Ford Ranger Towing Capacity vs. Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity

November 7th, 2019 by

2019 Honda Ridgeline AWD Exterior Lake Rear Angle

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is already a leading compact pickup, and drivers comparing Ford Ranger towing capacity against Honda Ridgeline towing capacity will quickly understand why. Read on to compare them on:

  • Comparably Equipped Price
  • Engine Specs and Efficiency
  • Tow Ratings

Comparably Equipped Price

The Honda Ridgeline and Ford Ranger are both classed in the compact pickup truck segment, but that doesn’t mean they start at the same price. Just check out how two similar trims match up when you turn to comparably equipped prices:

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

You’ll be paying over $3000 more for the Ford Ranger – let’s see if it’s worth the money.

Engine Specs and Efficiency

They might be compact pickups, but the Honda Ridgeline and Ford Ranger should boast plenty of power beneath the hood2019 Honda Ridgeline Exterior Front Angle Desertfor responsive performance both in the city and on the highway, even when the bed is loaded and a trailer is connected. 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.

You might expect the more powerful model to deliver inferior efficiency, but the Honda also wins there:

  • AWD Highway Efficiency: Up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg with the Honda Ridgeline** vs. 24 mpg with the Ford Ranger.

Tow Ratings

The Honda Ridgeline provides exceptional towing even with its entry-level model; in contrast, the standard Ford Ranger falls short.

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

If you’re looking for dependable capability across the board, you’ll almost certainly find yourself disappointed by the Ford Ranger, especially after you’ve taken a test drive in the Honda Ridgeline.

Check Out the Latest Honda Ridgeline at Your Nearest Honda Showroom

You’ll find the new Honda Ridgeline alongside the full Honda lineup at your local Tri-State Honda dealer. If you’d like to explore anything from trim level options to current specials, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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

**Based on 2019 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.