Just How Much Is The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Opponent-Worthy?

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…when it comes to beating the Ford Ranger?

Honda had successfully made it to the headlines while ushering in the new year with its 2017 Honda Ridgeline at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, and shortly after that, people have been starting to make comparisons with the more versatile model of the Ford Ranger.

Yes, we know that the Ridgeline has been getting a lot of attention, just as much as it’s receiving criticisms too. It just looks rather boring (would you look at that front grille in the picture above?!). The mid-sized truck looks more like a full-sized pick-up, but we’ve still got to give Honda props for taking a completely different approach this time around in developing this second-generation truck.

That’s because it’s got either a FWD or all-wheel-drive option now, though we would wish that it wouldn’t look so similar to that of the bland Pilot. Aesthetically, it is not as appealing as the Ford Ranger (when is it going to be revived again?), for the latter’s chunkier looks still wins the hearts of many.

Bottom line is, both are equally excellent trucks, and until the Ranger is finally coming out of its shells this time, perhaps it’ll be the Ridgeline that will gain the upper hand between the two (for having a lower price tag and greater load weight). Apart from that, we think it might not even stand a chance in being on par with the Ranger. Don’t you think so?

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