2015 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2014 Honda Ridgeline

Awards
Efficiency
Features
Performance
Usability
Pricing
2014 Honda Ridgeline
2015 Chevrolet Colorado
          Everything you want meets everything you need.

Awards

The editors at MotorTrend have spoken: the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado won the coveted calipers of their 2015 Truck of the Year award, beating out the competition quite handily1. Chevrolet is committed to safety, and it shows: the 2015 Colorado has earned a coveted 5-star side crash rating from the NHTSA2.

Efficiency

If you're trying to pinch pennies, every mile per gallon toward better fuel economy counts, including the 5 more MPGs between the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado3 and the 2014 Honda Ridgeline4 in the city and the 6 more MPGs on the highway. Those humble little MPGs can add up to big savings.
2015 Chevrolet ColoradoVS2014 Honda Ridgeline203EPA Estimated City MPG154275EPA Estimated Highway MPG214

Selected Edmunds.com visitor vehicle reviews:

Ii WAS THE FIRST ONE TO BUY THE 2015 COLORADO IN NORTHERN VA. LOVE THIS TRUCK I WAITED 2 YEARS FOR THIS TRUCK TO COME OUT AND IT WAS WORTH IT. YOU TRUCK GIRLS THIS IS THE TRUCK FOR YOU
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Features

Quiet, comfort and convenience: in the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, you get these as well as power and performance, making it the best work truck for any job site, and the best downtown date-night ride. The Colorado's available 4G LTE high-speed Wi-Fi connection, powered by OnStar, keeps you and your passengers connected no matter where you go, and the rear-vision camera, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning help keep you safer than ever, too6 .
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Selected Edmunds.com visitor vehicle reviews:

I've own Toyota, Ford and Honda trucks and this by far is best truck I have owned. It is quiet, smooth and has plenty of power.



People are always stopping me and complimenting its looks. Gary Russ Chevrolet - Cadillac gave me an outstanding deal.

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This truck replaced a Nissan Frontier. I don't need a full size truck, so sadly my alma matter, Ford, was out as they killed off the Ranger 3 years ago. I have had the truck a week and like it. We drove a 700 mile trip through the mountains and averaged 23.5 mpg going 70 mph with 4 people and bed full. The Nissan on the same trip averaged 19.3 mpg. Truck is very quiet and comfortable. The fit and finish inside and out are first rate. I have not used the 4X4 or towed yet, but with 7000 lbs capacity it should do well. Overall, after a week and 1000 miles, I would recommend it. I was going to wait on the diesel, but after comparing potential costs vs. return, the gas V-6 was the better buy.
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Performance

Want more power and higher top speeds? Consider the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado5, boasting 55 more horses than the 2014 Honda Ridgeline4. More transmission speeds, more horsepower, and more torque make the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado5 the clear winner when it comes to pick-up, power, and acceleration, the trifecta of SUV awesomeness. You're in complete control with a manual transmission, standard on the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado5, but not on the 2014 Honda Ridgeline4. If you're carrying considerable cargo, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado's5 increased torque - 2695 lb.-ft. vs. 2474 lb.-ft. - can mean the difference between easy going and a sluggish ride. More transmission speeds means a better overall ratio spread - in other words, smoother acceleration - and the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado5 has 65 speeds, 1 more than the 2014 Honda Ridgeline4.
2015 Chevrolet ColoradoVS2014 Honda Ridgeline3055Horsepower2504standard5Manual Transmission2695Torque247465Transmission Speeds54
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Usability

Who wouldn't want more miles between fill-ups? With a 88 miles higher estimated combined tank range, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado5 will keep you on the road longer than the 2014 Honda Ridgeline4. Tired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado5 offers 2 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2014 Honda Ridgeline4, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado's5 2,000-lb. increase in towing capacity over the 2014 Honda Ridgeline4 means you'll be able to tow just about anything, for the job site or for a weekend fishing trip. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado's5 slightly smaller turn radius means more agile maneuvering and easier parking. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado's5 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 6 inches' worth.
2015 Chevrolet Colorado VS2014 Honda Ridgeline4625Estimated Combined Tank Range3744415Front Head Room404415Front Leg Room4047,0005Towing Capacity5,0004415Turning Circle4241285Wheelbase1224

Pricing

The drivetrain in the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado5 is carefully engineered and built to last, and they're willing to back it with a warranty that's 40,000 miles longer than the drivetrain warranty on the 2014 Honda Ridgeline4. The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado5 is priced at $9,455 less than the 2014 Honda Ridgeline4 - that's some pretty sizable savings.
2015 Chevrolet ColoradoVS2014 Honda Ridgeline100,0005Drivetrain Warranty60,0004$20,1205MSRP$29,5754
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1 - Read more at: http://www.motortrend.com/oftheyear/truck/2015_chevrolet_colorado_is_the_motor_trend_truck_of_the_year

2 - Learn more at http://www.safercar.gov/Safety+Ratings

3 - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD Crew Cab 128.3

4 - 2014 Honda Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT

5 - 2015 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD Ext Cab 128.3

6 - Features information available at http://www.chevrolet.com/colorado-small-truck.html

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