It’s A Battle of the Pickups - The 2019 Honda Ridgeline in Katy vs The Chevrolet Colorado

What are key features you look for in a truck? Do you put more emphasis on its performance rather than its looks? Or is the fuel efficiency your main concern over its horsepower? With the 2019 Honda Ridgeline in Katy, you won’t have to compromise one for the other because this pickup can do it all! Even when compared to other competitors like the Chevy Colorado, this Honda still comes out on top in more ways than one...

Safety That Can’t Be Beat

It’s a given that trucks have an edge in safety over most other vehicles, but the 2019 Honda Ridgeline kicks it up a notch with its smart airbag system. By using vehicle speed and seat sensors, the airbags in the Ridgeline deploy at different levels of force depending on passenger size to better protect them. The Ridgeline even goes as far as to shut off the side airbags if it detects a child leaning against the door. Unfortunately, the Colorado’s side airbags don’t have smart features and always deploy full force which can cause more harm than good. To help avoid accidents altogether, the Ridgeline’s RTL-E and Black Edition has standard Collision Mitigation Braking System to warn the driver of possible collisions by utilizing forward mounted sensors. This system determines if a crash is looming and will apply the brakes at full-force if the driver doesn’t react. Sure the Colorado offers the same collision warning system, but it doesn’t provide the automatic braking system. It’s like a guard dog that warns you of an intruder but doesn’t react when the intruder is inside the house.

Impressive Speed and Range

With an impressive 280 horsepower and matching 262 torque, it’s no wonder that the Ridgeline’s SOHC V6 engine is faster than the Colorado’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cylinder engine. If you want to talk more numbers, a test conducted by Motor Trend puts it in a perspective that everyone can find tantalizing:


Ridgeline

Colorado

Zero to 60 MPH

7.3 sec

9.3 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

12.3 sec

16.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

89.1 MPH

82.4 MPH


On top of being faster than the Colorado, the Ridgeline also get better fuel mileage while reducing pollution at the same time! With its capless fueling system, this Honda’s fuel filler automatically opens and closes without needing to mess with a gas cap. This dramatically reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. But we know you’re more interested in the numbers, so here’s another little chart:



Ridgeline

Colorado


4x2

3.5 V6/6-spd. Auto

19 city/26 hwy*

18 city/25 hwy*

3.6 V6/Auto

4x4

3.5 V6/6-spd. Auto

18 city/25 hwy*

17 city/24 hwy*

3.6 V6/Auto


Show Stopping Suspension and Handling

For a superior ride, the Ridgeline has a fully independent front and rear suspension. This permits the wheels to grip the road at a better angle without compromising on passenger comfort. Both suspension systems also use coil springs for a better overall ride than the Colorado, which utilizes leaf springs in the rear. Coil springs are better than leaf springs because they compress more progressively for a smoother ride with less bottoming out. To add even more handling and stability, the average track on the Honda Ridgeline is 3.8 inches wider in the rear than on the Colorado.

Have you heard enough and want to test out the 2019 Honda Ridgeline in Katy for yourself? Then visit us at Honda Cars of Katy and test drive this pickup today!


*Based on 2012-2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.