What’s the Difference Between the Honda Ridgeline and the Ford F-150?

June 15th, 2018 by

2018 Honda Ridgeline

There’s no denying that the 2018 Ford F-150 has a lot to offer, but as far as our friends and neighbors are concerned, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline is in a league of its own. The F-150’s horsepower and torque specifications allow it to dominate most of the competition, but when it’s compared to an unconventional rival like the Ridgeline, it’s clear that this Ford leaves a lot to be desired. Although these pickup trucks get similar fuel economy ratings, the Ridgeline’s well-rounded design and exceptional array of features make it the real value. The drivers of Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, and Leawood will love how they feel in the Ridgeline.

2018 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2018 Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 is a big, powerful truck, but the more refined Ridgeline manages to stand out where it counts.

2018 Honda Ridgeline RT 2WD vs. 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab 4X2 XL
3.5-Liter V-6 Engine Turbocharged 2.7-Liter V-6
50% ALG Residual Value Estimate 33%
5 Stars (NHTSA)* NHTSA Overall Safety Rating Not Rated
109.7 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 64.6 cu. ft.

The F-150’s turbocharged engine makes it a strong competitor, but as a family vehicle, the Ridgeline is far superior.

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What Standard Features Set the Ridgeline Apart?

The Ridgeline and the F-150 trim levels compared above have been priced at $29,730 MSRP** and $27,705 MSRP, respectively. In spite of this initial price disparity, drivers who choose the Ford will end up paying a lot more in the long run if they want to access all the features that come standard in the Ridgeline. In the space below, we’ve listed just a few of the advantages that this Ridgeline trim enjoys. Each will cost you extra in the F-150.

  • Voice Activated Controls for Audio and Bluetooth
  • Cruise Control
  • Map Lights
  • Floor Mats
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • 60-40 Split Fold-Down Rear Seat
  • Console Storage
  • Locking Bed Storage
  • Keyless Entry
  • Privacy Glass
  • Trailer Hitch

A Better Family Vehicle

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline seats five passengers, while the Ford F-150 only seats three—and this isn’t only reason that drivers with families will be happier in the Ridgeline! The latter offers more standard features no matter which trim level you select, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention a few of the amenities that you’ll only find on high end models. RTL-E and Black Edition Ridgeline models both come standard with celebrated Honda Sensing driver-assistive safety features. An utterly unique 540-Watt Truck Bed Audio System also comes standard on these trims, and it’s perfect for tailgating, camping, and everything in between.

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Test Drive the 2018 Honda Ridgeline Today at O'Neill Honda!

This matchup, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline vs. the 2018 Ford F-150, is certainly a close one. Nevertheless, the drivers of Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, and Leawood will find a lot more to love when they trade in their current vehicle for this one-of-a-kind Honda. Get in touch with O'Neill Honda in Overland Park to start exploring our Manager Specials and financing options! There’s never been a better time to get behind the wheel.


*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.