Under the hood of the base model 2019 Honda Ridgeline is a 3.5-liter V6 engine, matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine cranks out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, enabling the Ridgeline to tow up to 5,000 pounds. You’ll have to upgrade to get a similarly powered Colorado; its base engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, paired with a six-speed manual transmission, good for just 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. This engine can only tow up to 3,500 pounds.
While both the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado offer similar safety features, the Honda Ridgeline performed better than the Colorado during the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front passenger-side testing. Ultimately, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline earned the TOP SAFETY PICK designation, while the 2019 Chevy Colorado did not.*