Replying to Hauling or Crawling?: 2006 Honda Ridgeline RTS
Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:19 AM
Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:39 AM
I knew having the 3.5L in the truck wasn't the greatest idea, but then again, with the numbers Honda claimed in terms of towing and hauling, I was skeptical the day my Dad fell in love with it and gave the future Avalanche a run for its money.
Hi past self! He STILL hasn't bought that Avalanche and continues to use the Sierra from 1990. Damn you GM and your dependable trucks.
Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:57 PM
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very nice. Hey out of curiousity, what if any parts of the Avalanche's interior are made with soft materials?
handle on the dash, door panel arm rests steering wheel spokes (Lots of cutlines)
arm rest, door panel (none on the dash its self)(alot smoother)
Posted 20 May 2011 - 06:07 PM
Posted 20 May 2011 - 09:51 AM
Posted 07 August 2006 - 11:23 PM
how much utility is there in that?
LOL! i know!
my friggin aztek can carry dryall, almost all of it covered, at least more so than the ridgeline.
Posted 07 August 2006 - 04:29 PM
Posted 07 August 2006 - 01:02 PM
Honda's Ridgeline doesn't feature a double entendre.
roof framer to his assistant....."hey buddy, we need to take that RIDGE LINE down"
Posted 07 August 2006 - 12:41 AM
Appearance items (interior/exterior styling) are generally subjective - so it is hard to compare. The gap between the Ridgeline and the Avalanche is so large between the Ridgeline's interior and the Avalanche that, in this case, you can make a definitive case for the Avalanche. The Ridgeline's interior isn't cohesive and is built around hard plastics. It's embarassingly bad. Go sit in one & you'll instantly see what I mean.
As for measurables:
Avalanche 5.3l = 8.5s
Avalanche 6.0l = ????
Ridgeline 3.5l = 8.0s
Winner = Undecided
Note: I'm reluctant to give this to Honda as the '06 Avalanche 2500 pulls 7.5s in the 0-60. I can't find '07 info to declare a winner here.
Avalanche 5.3l = 325hp
Avalanche 6.0l = 366hp
Ridgeline 3.5l = 247hp
Winner = Chevrolet (in a rout I might add)
Avalanche 5.3l = 340ft-lbs
Avalanche 6.0l = 380ft-lbs
Ridgeline 3.5l = 245ft-lbs
Winner = Chevrolet (in another rout)
Avalanche 5.3l = 15/21
Avalanche 6.0l = ??
Ridgeline 3.5l = 16/21
Winner = Honda, barely - and give the award to Chev if you plan to tow
Avalanche: 1350 lbs
Ridgeline: 1100 lbs
Winner = Chevrolet
Avalanche: 7000/8000 lbs
Ridgeline: 5000 lbs
Winner = Chevrolet
Avalanche, enclosed rear bed + midgate
Honda, under-bed trunk
Winner = push, each provide unique utility
Undetermined. This is Honda's first attempt at building a truck in the US. As witnessed by the multiple million-mile entries on GM full-size trucks @ chevy200k.com, I'd be heavily inclined to lean towards Chevy, but I'll leave this undecided.
Avalanche: Trade in value of 22,717 - 25,589. Sold new at 25,466 - 28,687 (89.21%-89.20%)
Ridgeline: Trade in value of 19,414 - 24,227. Sold new at 22,365 - 27,809 (86.80%-87.11%)
Winner = Chevrolet
You certainly don't want me to go into things like ground clearance, interior volume, bed volume - I think we all know who'll handily win those comparisons too..
HP & Torque:
Mileage, Payload, Towing Capacity:
well the resale values dont supprise me because Chevys trucks have the best resale values in the industry, and last i checked a Chevy's resale is also higher then a GMC...
Fords Dodges lose a massive amount of equity once they walk off the lot... the silverado on the other hand holds a resale value that of or higher then the retail value assuming proper milage...