The latest version of Honda, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline has landed at the Schaumburg Honda dealership in Chicago. Judging from a general comparison with vehicles released this year so far, critics say that the 2019 Ford Ranger is a worthy match. Well, they are both pick-up trucks so when it comes to ferrying cargo from one point to another, there might be no outright leader. Those who would like to test drive the 2019 Honda Ridgeline might experience the high tech features that make this car suitable for drivers of all ages plus the great innovative systems that make the driving experience and not a task. What you are bound to admire on the 2019 Ford Ranger is the force with which it hits the tarmac. Both are powerful machines but there can only be one king for each one of us. The comparisons below offer you a basis for picking one over the other;


2019 is the year during which car manufacturers are on competition to not only meet the demand for cars but also create state of the art vehicles that are a haven of sophistication. The 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Ford Ranger are just some of the models that market has seen recently. We already know that they are good but how is their performance? While the Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, the Ford Ranger runs on a 2.3-liter turbocharged, engine of 4 cylinders. When it comes to fuel consumption, first and foremost anticipate the regular stops to refuel the Ranger because the capacity is clearly low compared to its counterpart.

You may either opt to drive the 2 wheel drive or the 4 wheel drive because they are quite similar. This is before you discover that the Honda has a Sensing suite to keep you and your occupants safe.


One of the outstanding aspects of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is the spacious interior space; 109.7 cubic feet for passengers and 33.9 cubic feet for cargo. This is bigger than the spaces offered by the 2019 Ford Ranger. You can be sure that what the Honda will be able to carry will cause the Ford to wear and tear before its time.

If you are unhappy about the interiors of the car you saw at the showroom, there is no need to be tense. A total of 6 trims are available for the 2019 Honda Ridgeline whereas those seeking to buy a Ford Ranger can only be available in 3 trim levels. From what we have been comparing so far as far as interiors are concerned, it does appear that the Ford Ranger is trying quite hard to catch up with the Honda Ridgeline but it is to no avail.


The Ford Ranger has not been in the market for a long time and this is to its disadvantage because most people know and trust the ability of the Honda Ridgeline pickup truck. For starters, people are aware that the 2019 Honda Ridgeline uses seat sensors and vehicle speed sensors to estimate the force with which an impact has taken place. Depending on the intensity, airbags can either deploy or stay intact. Smart control airbags of the Ridgeline will sense the weight of an individual leaning against the door. If the weight and height sensors identify a child, the airbags on that side will shut them off from the collision. The Ford Ranger also has airbags but without a smart sensor system, will deploy full-force regardless of the size of the impact. When the weather is bad or you need to drive through rough terrain, the only hope is if you have a four wheel drive. Well, if you drive a Ridgeline, you get to choose when to engage the 4WD or other depending on the need.

The driver and anyone seated at the front receive extra protection in the event of an accident. The compartment has been reinforced with a high strength 3-dimensional frame that surrounds it on all sides. This level of reinforcement ensures that the driver's compartment is not affected by a crash. The Ford Ranger does have some reinforcement too but since the body sits on the frame, those inside the car do not receive extra cushioning in the event of an impact.

Although the Ridgeline is generally safer than the Ranger, both have features to keep their occupants safe. Some like the front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, front side-impact airbags, front wheel drive, standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, side-impact head airbags, traction control, crash mitigating brakes, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning available all-wheel drive, daytime running lights, and around view monitors are offered by both vehicle models.

The Verdict

Information or not, the ford is no match for the Ridgeline.