The 2013 Ford F-150 vs. The 2013 Honda Ridgeline

There are many options available today for drivers looking for a full-size pickup truck, but very few offer the kind of power and reliability that the 2013 Ford-F-150 does. Drivers in Bradley, Peotone, and the surrounding area continue to choose the Ford F-150 for its impressive range of features and commanding performance.

While the Ford F-150 remains a flagship of the pickup segment, overseas competitors have been trying to make their mark. Here we’ll take a look at the 2013 Honda Ridgeline to see how it stacks up against America’s favorite pickup.

The Match-Up

  • Pickup Power: Chances are if you’re buying a pickup you want it to give you the kind of muscle it takes to get the job done. The 2013 Honda Ridgeline offers one option under the hood, a 3.5L V6 that produces 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. While there’s nothing wrong with those numbers if you’re just getting around town, even the base 3.7L V6 engine on the 2013 F-150 outperforms the Ridgeline with 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. F-150 buyers also get the versatility of choosing from three other powertrains, with the most robust performance coming from a beastly 6.2L V8 with 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque, enough power to haul a serious load.
  • Towing Capabilities: The power of the F-150 is combined with a performance based design for a maximum tow rating of 11,300 pounds. The Honda Ridgeline tows a maximum of 5,000 pounds. Bringing a Ridgeline to the job will severely limit what you’re capable of doing.
  • Safety Features: When you’re going down steep hills with a heavy load, you want to know you’re safe. New for the 2013 model year on the F-150 is an innovative hill-descent control feature that helps drivers descend slowly and safely down hills. The F-150 does not offer this essential feature.

Get Behind the Wheel of the 2013 Ford F-150

The 2013 Ford F-150 is on sale now at Terry’s Ford. Our helpful customer service team is here waiting to answer all of your questions and to help you find the right pickup to fulfill all your needs. Come visit our dealership at 363 South Harlem Avenue in Peotone, just about a 20-minute drive south of Bradley on Governors Highway. We hope to serve you soon!