If you are thinking about buying a mid-sized pickup truck, you are better of choosing between the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Ford Ranger. Well, you cannot buy two vehicles at once so there must be something that makes one to stand out from the other. There is no doubt that both these models are new in the market so not many people own them. This aspect is especially important if you are looking for a vehicle that is not common on the roads.  

For those who already bought the 2018 model of either of these two vehicles, you lose nothing by resisting an upgrade. While the two vehicle models are All Wheel Drives (AWD), the ridgeline announces its dominance with Eco Assist™, Hill Start Assist, Noise Cancelation, and Intelligent Traction Management systems. If you want to benefit from similar systems, you better be ready to spend more because the Ford offers them on trims levels on the upwards level.


Under the hood of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline sits a 3.5-liter V-6 engine which produces 280 horsepower of energy. With a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powering the 2019 Ford Ranger, it is clear that the Honda can do much more heavy work when required.


Inside the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Ford Ranger, passengers get to enjoy the availability of colored touch screen displays. Those in the Honda have a better view however because of the 5" screen as compared to the 4.2" screen in the Ford. The higher up the trim ladder for both models guarantees passengers of extra comfort - 8" touchscreen in the top 3 trims of the ridgeline and highest trim of the Ranger.

DIY projects are best done with a pickup truck and these two models are equipped to facilitate as many as desired. The two highest trims of the Honda have an audio system in the truck bed which is not on offer in the Ford Ranger. Do you want to experience some of these top of the range standard features of the ridgeline? Get behind the wheel at Indy Honda in Chicago.


In all the trims of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Ford Ranger, you will find the following safety features; standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, side-impact head airbags, front side-impact airbags, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, height adjustable front shoulder belts, front and rear parking sensors, traction control, daytime running lights, available four-wheel drive, rearview cameras, blind spot warning systems, lane departure warning systems, and rear cross-path warning.

Overall Comfort

Both the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Ford Ranger offer two options for drive systems. Other than that, the 2019 ridgeline offers six trims while the 2019 ranger has 3 trim levels for potential car owners to choose from. Due to its wide range of trims, the Honda ridgeline is able to offer comfort at levels that the Ford Ranger cannot. Safety, comfort, and technology inspired features make the ridgeline better equipped to impress critical drivers than the Ford. 

During the cold season, many drivers wish they had a remote starter system because it saves them the hassle of getting out of the house or office in the cold, starting the car then going back to wait for the engine to warm up. This does not apply to drivers of the ridgeline because remote key starting is one of its key features offered on all the trims of this model apart from the base trim. The remote starter system is not available to drivers of the 2019 Ford Ranger.

The Verdict

There is no need for further comparison; if you are looking for a vehicle that offers you off-road capabilities while still safeguarding your safety and minding your entertainment needs, the Honda Ridgeline is the choice..