2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Honda Ridgeline

2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Honda Ridgeline

If they had boots, we have no doubts here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, that every other midsize pickup truck on the market would have been shaking in them when it was announced that Ford was making its grand reentry into the segment with the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger.

And it’s not hard to see why. Ford has been dominating all other pickup truck segments for so long that every other brand throughout the automotive industry had to know the 2019 Ranger lineup would be coming in and displaying that same dominance over the midsize pickup truck class. So, let’s see if that is, in fact, true with this 2019 Ford Ranger versus 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck comparison.

2019 Ford Ranger


2019 Honda Ridgeline

270 HP Horsepower Rating 280 HP
310 lb-ft. Torque Rating 262 lb-ft.
7500 lbs. Max Towing 5000 lbs.
1860 lbs. Max Payload 1580 lbs.

Examining the Power and Capability Advantages of the 2019 Ford Ranger Lineup When Compared to the 2019 Honda Ridgeline Lineup

We usually start these pickup truck comparisons off by looking at the power output of each model anyway, but we’re definitely going to start this one off by looking at the power output of the 2019 Ford Ranger lineup and the 2019 Honda Ridgeline lineup because that’s where this comparison holds its one surprise.

And that’s that the 2019 Ridgeline lineup features a slightly higher horsepower rating when compared to the 2019 Ranger lineup. It’s not much – a mere 10 horsepower – and the 2019 Ranger lineup more than makes up for it by offering 48 more pound-feet of torque, but it’s still surprising nonetheless.

What’s even more surprising is the fact that the additional horsepower doesn’t help the 2019 Ridgeline lineup be more competitive when it comes to towing and hauling capabilities. In fact, the 2019 Ranger lineup can tow and haul far more than the 2019 Ridgeline lineup, making that horsepower advantage a mere anomaly instead of anything to base your purchase decision on.

With all of that said, the 2019 Ford Ranger is the obvious choice for anyone looking to purchase a new midsize pickup truck. For more on the 2019 Ranger, please contact our staff here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.