Honda Ridgeline vs Ford Ranger
You’re almost ready to buy a truck. At your new job, you could really use one. You’ve decided on features you like and need and have done research on trucks at dealerships located near Slidell, LA; Picayune, MS; and all throughout St. Tammany Parish, LA. Now, which is the best one for you?
If you’re trying to decide between the Honda Ridgeline and the Ford Ranger, read this 2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. Ford Ranger comparison from the team at Honda of Slidell and contact us with any questions!
Ridgeline vs Ranger Comfort and Convenience
If you plan to use your truck for work, you’ll want a home base that gives you the comforts of home. When you sit in the Honda Ridgeline, sink into the 10-way power-adjustable, heated driver’s seat with lumbar support that’s standard for the RTL, the RTL-E, and the Black Edition trims. The Ford Ranger offers a heated power driver’s seat. It comes standard on the Lariat and is available for the XLT, but it only adjusts eight ways.
To help you hit the road faster, the Ridgeline comes standard with remote engine start! That way, you can get the engine warmed up without having to step outside to turn it on. Remote engine start is an option for the Ranger, but it’s not a standard feature for any of its trims.
Keep the temperature in your cabin comfortable for everyone. Turn on the standard Ridgeline tri-zone automatic climate control system. If you purchase the XLT or the Lariat trim in the Ranger, you’ll only get a dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control system.
Which touchscreen provides more surface area? Both the Honda Ridgeline and the Ford Ranger feature an 8-inch touchscreen display except for the XL Ranger. If you plan to use the Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, it comes standard on the Ridgeline RTL-E and the Black Edition trims. For the Ranger, Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link® is an option on the two higher trims. However, the Ridgeline bests the Ranger by including an available truck-bed audio system.
Which truck contains more standard safety features? Both, sort of. In the Ridgeline, Adaptive Cruise Control comes standard, and the Ranger has it, too. However, it’s only available for the XLT and the Lariat trims.
Stay in your lane with the Ridgeline’s standard Lane Keeping Assist System. The Ranger also has its Lane-Keeping System but it’s not standard on all its trims. To spot potential collisions ahead of you, let the Ridgeline do the work with Forward Collision Warning. The Ranger does the same job with their Forward Sensing System, standard in the Lariat.
Honda Ridgeline vs. Ford Ranger Cargo
Access to ample cargo space reigns as one of the perks of owning a truck. Load up your Ridgeline through the standard dual-action tailgate—an industry first!—through the back or on the side and keep it secure with eight heavy-duty truck-bed tie-down cleats.
Store your packages in the Ranger’s power-locking rear tailgate, available on the XL, and use the hooks with four cargo box tie-downs.
If you want more storage space for your cargo, the Ridgeline offers an In-Bed Trunk® that’s perfect for hiding valuables. In fact, it’s the only truck in its class to do so! That means the Ranger, unfortunately, doesn’t come with an in-bed trunk for extra storage space.
Should I Buy the 2020 Honda Ridgeline or the Ford Ranger?
We hope our comparison of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. Ford Ranger helped you decide. If you plan to travel through Slidell, Picayune, and St. Tammany Parish, a truck can make work a piece of cake. Schedule a test drive at Honda of Slidell today!