The Chevrolet Silverado is a prime example of homegrown dominance in the pickup truck landscape. It has a lot going for it: excellent towing and hauling capability, gobs of engine output, and an impressive collection of tech features. However, more recent offerings like the Honda Ridgeline provide enough attributes to be worthy of your consideration. Indeed, for the 2018 model year, the Ridgeline might be a better choice than its firmly established rival. Here’s why:
|2018 Honda Ridgeline||2018 Chevy Silverado 1500|
|REAR LEG ROOM|
|36.7 in.||34.63 in.|
While many pickup trucks are content with providing beds for holding and transporting cargo or serving as additional occupant space, the 2018 Honda Ridgeline goes further than that. Its bed is designed with a width to fit 4-foot-wide items between the wheel wells, and there’s an In-Bed Trunk with a drain in case you want to use the trunk to accommodate large items such as golf bags or as a cooler at a tailgate. Speaking of the tailgate, it is classified as a dual-action tailgate. A dual-action tailgate means that it can either be lowered as a conventional tailgate, or it can be swung open like a door for easy access to the bed contents or the In-Bed Trunk. And on some trims, you can add speakers on the truck bed for outside entertainment. By comparison, the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado does not have that level of bed versatility.
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is considered a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). That’s because the truck got the top-level “Good” rating in most of the organization’s crashworthiness test categories, also scored a “Good” rating in the effectiveness of its headlight illumination, and received the top-level “Superior” rating in front crash prevention ability. The 2018 Chevrolet Silverado does not enjoy such an honor given by the IIHS. It gets an average rating for its front crash prevention ability (“Basic”) and the bottom-level “Poor” rating in headlight effectiveness.
For more on the 2018 Honda Ridgeline—or to go on a test drive—call us today at our dealership today. You can set up an appointment with one of our Honda sales specialists, who will assist you with picking the right Ridgeline for you.
2018 Honda Ridgeline for Sale in Illinois
Serving Highland Park, Chicago, and Evanston, IL
* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).