2022 Honda Ridgeline vs 2023 GMC Sierra 1500

2022 Honda Ridgeline
2022 Honda Ridgeline
$38,140MSRP
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2023 GMC Sierra 1500
2023 GMC Sierra 1500
$37,100MSRP
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2022 Honda Ridgeline
$38,140MSRP
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2023 GMC Sierra 1500
$37,100MSRP
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CarGurus experts evaluated the two vehicles in the contexts of their own classes. The overall rating for the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is 7.7 out of 10, while the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 scores 7.8 out of 10. Based on these ratings, we recommend the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 for its higher overall score.

Overview

MSRP

$38,140

MSRP

$37,100

Average price

$34,369

Average price

$55,822

Listings

407

Listings

3587
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10
Pros
  • Great ride quality
  • Comfortable
  • Quiet cabin
Cons
  • Irritating transmission
  • Outdated technology
Pros
  • Tons of cabin space
  • Lively diesel engine
  • Versatile features
Cons
  • Too much tech for a truck
  • Cabin quality still trails competition
  • City parking a challenge without tech aids

2022 Honda Ridgeline Reviews Summary

Honda isn’t known for pickup trucks, but that means it brings a different perspective to the genre. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is like no other pickup on the market.

The Ridgeline isn’t just being different for the sake of being different, either. It uses the same unibody construction that gives crossover SUVs greater refinement than traditional models to offer increased comfort and better on-road handling than most pickups.

Since the Ridgeline’s debut, the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick have applied the unibody concept to smaller compact pickups, creating a new niche, but the Honda is a larger vehicle that competes with existing midsize pickups like the Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, and Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon twins.

The Ridgeline debuted for the 2006 model year and the current second-generation version dates back to the 2017 model year. It got a facelift for 2021, so it carries over to 2022 essentially unchanged. Trim levels include the base Ridgeline Sport, midlevel RTL and RTL-E, and the range-topping Black Edition, which is what we sampled for this review.

2023 GMC Sierra 1500 Reviews Summary

Take a step back and think about a full-size truck from the early 2000s. The nicest creature comforts included leather upholstery, an upgraded stereo, and, if you were lucky, heated seats. Today, nearly every luxury-car feature has found its way into high-end pickups. We’ve blown past heated leather seats; you can now get features like massaging seats in a full-size truck. The same brinksmanship that applies to pickup-truck capability now also applies to the luxury trims.

This is very evident in the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500. The Denali trim is what kicked off the idea of a “lux truck,” and it has been joined by the Ford F-150 Limited and Ram 1500 Limited. Those competitors deliver a higher grade of refinement than the Denali was providing. But upping the ante is a constant state in the truck market, and GMC now offers a Denali Ultimate trim that includes nearly every single option and package. So is the Denali Ultimate the new standard of luxury among full-size trucks?

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.5L 280 hp V6

Engine

2.7L 310 hp I4

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

4X2

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

3

Horsepower

280 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

310 hp @ 5600 rpm

MPG City

18

MPG City

19

MPG Highway

24

MPG Highway

22
2022 Honda Ridgeline
2022 Honda Ridgeline
$38,140MSRP
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2023 GMC Sierra 1500
2023 GMC Sierra 1500
$37,100MSRP
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2022 Honda Ridgeline
$38,140MSRP
Overview
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2023 GMC Sierra 1500
$37,100MSRP
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CarGurus highlights

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CarGurus experts evaluated the two vehicles in the contexts of their own classes. The overall rating for the 2022 Honda Ridgeline is 7.7 out of 10, while the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 scores 7.8 out of 10. Based on these ratings, we recommend the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 for its higher overall score.

Overview
MSRP
$38,140
$37,100
Average price
$34,369
$55,822
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.6
4.4
Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Read full review

7.8 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Great ride quality
  • Comfortable
  • Quiet cabin
Cons
  • Irritating transmission
  • Outdated technology
Pros
  • Tons of cabin space
  • Lively diesel engine
  • Versatile features
Cons
  • Too much tech for a truck
  • Cabin quality still trails competition
  • City parking a challenge without tech aids
Summary

Honda isn’t known for pickup trucks, but that means it brings a different perspective to the genre. The 2022 Honda Ridgeline is like no other pickup on the market.

The Ridgeline isn’t just being different for the sake of being different, either. It uses the same unibody construction that gives crossover SUVs greater refinement than traditional models to offer increased comfort and better on-road handling than most pickups.

Since the Ridgeline’s debut, the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick have applied the unibody concept to smaller compact pickups, creating a new niche, but the Honda is a larger vehicle that competes with existing midsize pickups like the Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma, and Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon twins.

The Ridgeline debuted for the 2006 model year and the current second-generation version dates back to the 2017 model year. It got a facelift for 2021, so it carries over to 2022 essentially unchanged. Trim levels include the base Ridgeline Sport, midlevel RTL and RTL-E, and the range-topping Black Edition, which is what we sampled for this review.

Take a step back and think about a full-size truck from the early 2000s. The nicest creature comforts included leather upholstery, an upgraded stereo, and, if you were lucky, heated seats. Today, nearly every luxury-car feature has found its way into high-end pickups. We’ve blown past heated leather seats; you can now get features like massaging seats in a full-size truck. The same brinksmanship that applies to pickup-truck capability now also applies to the luxury trims.

This is very evident in the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500. The Denali trim is what kicked off the idea of a “lux truck,” and it has been joined by the Ford F-150 Limited and Ram 1500 Limited. Those competitors deliver a higher grade of refinement than the Denali was providing. But upping the ante is a constant state in the truck market, and GMC now offers a Denali Ultimate trim that includes nearly every single option and package. So is the Denali Ultimate the new standard of luxury among full-size trucks?

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.5L 280 hp V6
2.7L 310 hp I4
Drive Train
AWD
4X2
Seating Capacity
5
3
Horsepower
280 hp @ 6000 rpm
310 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG City
18
19
MPG Highway
24
22
Look and feel
2022 Honda Ridgeline
8/10
2023 GMC Sierra 1500
8/10
CarGurus experts rate the 2022 Honda Ridgeline 8 out of 10 for look and feel and the 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 as 7 out of 10. The Ridgeline features a unibody construction, giving it increased rigidity compared to traditional body-on-frame trucks. The styling is conservative with a distinct snub nose, while available Honda Performance Development (HPD) packages add visual flair. On the other hand, the Sierra boasts a wider grille and imposing headlights with a revamped interior, including larger touchscreen options across trims.
Performance
2022 Honda Ridgeline
7/10
2023 GMC Sierra 1500
8/10
The 2022 Honda Ridgeline receives a 7 out of 10 for performance, offering a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Ridgeline's towing capacity is 5,000 pounds, lagging behind some competitors. The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 scores 8 out of 10, with multiple engine options including a diesel variant. The Sierra can tow up to 13,200 pounds when properly equipped, along with a max payload of 2,240 pounds.
Form and function
2022 Honda Ridgeline
9/10
2023 GMC Sierra 1500
8/10
The Ridgeline offers a versatile four-door crew cab with a 64-inch bed, which includes a lockable in-bed trunk and unique in-bed audio system. Cargo capacity is enhanced further with an exclusive Dual-Action Tailgate. In comparison, the Sierra 1500 provides various cab and bed configurations, each coming with useful bed steps and the MultiPro tailgate with multiple configurations.
Technology
2022 Honda Ridgeline
6/10
2023 GMC Sierra 1500
8/10
The 2022 Honda Ridgeline's 6 out of 10 rating for technology is due to its standard 8-inch touchscreen with basic features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The 2023 GMC Sierra 1500 receives an 8 out of 10, featuring intuitive 7-inch and updated 13.4-inch touchscreens with wireless connectivity and Google-connected apps.
Safety
2022 Honda Ridgeline
8/10
2023 GMC Sierra 1500
9/10
Both vehicles score well in safety, with the Ridgeline earning an 8 out of 10 and the Sierra 1500 receiving a 9 out of 10. Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. The Sierra Denali Ultimate offers additional features like Super Cruise and a surround-view camera system.
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