Avoid the 2021 Chevy Colorado and Choose the Honda Ridgeline Instead, Says Consumer Reports

The 2021 Chevy Colorado is a popular pick among pickup shoppers. But is it the best option available? As it turns out, it might not be. Fortunately, according to Consumer Reports, there are better alternatives to the Chevy Colorado out there. And one of them? Is the 2021 Honda Ridgeline.

A black 2021 Chevy Colorado Diesel LT driving down a highway road
The 2021 Chevy Colorado LT 4WD in action | Chevrolet

The 2021 Chevy Colorado is a compact pickup worth avoiding

Unfortunately for the 2021 Chevy Colorado, it has several problems to contend with. According to Consumer Reports, while the Chevy Colorado may sell relatively well, it doesn’t break “new ground beyond offering an extremely efficient diesel engine.” 

The Chevy Colorado is pretty uncomfortable too. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, the real deal-breakers are the pickup’s seats and driving position. As Consumer Reports explains, “The front seats were universally scorned by our testers for being too stiffly padded. The bottom seat cushion didn’t adjust for tilt, creating a pressure point beneath your thighs.”

Those aren’t the only reasons to avoid the 2021 Chevy Colorado, either. This year’s model also earned some disappointingly low ratings. Not only did it earn a two out of five predicted reliability rating, but it also earned a three out of five predicted owner satisfaction rating. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternatives to the Chevy Colorado worth considering.

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The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is a popular alternative to the Chevy Colorado

The good news is that there are alternatives to the Chevy Colorado out there. Take, for example, the 2021 Honda Ridgeline. Unlike the Chevy Colorado, this year’s Honda Ridgeline comes recommended by Consumer Reports. Though, that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering its high marks across the board.

Unlike the Chevy Colorado, the Honda Ridgeline earned a four out of five predicted reliability rating. It also earned a five out of five owner satisfaction rating. And in road tests? Consumer Reports says that driving the Honda Ridgeline is “more like driving a car rather than a rough and tumble truck.”

Those aren’t the only reasons to pick the Honda Ridgeline over the Chevy Colorado, either. The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is also available with some pretty sweet features. Choose from available features like a dual-action tailgate with a lockable in-bed trunk. 

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Here’s how much the new 2021 Honda Ridgeline will cost you

Odds are, if you’re considering the 2021 Honda Ridgeline as an alternative to the Chevy Colorado, you want to know how much the new Honda Ridgeline actually costs. Now, this year’s model isn’t cheap. In fact, it’s more expensive than the Chevy Colorado. Opt for a base model Ridgeline, and you’ll find yourself spending $36,490. At its most expensive, the Honda Ridgeline will cost you approximately $43,920.

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Should you buy the 2021 Honda Ridgeline?

Here’s the thing, while the 2021 Honda Ridgeline may be a popular alternative to the Chevy Colorado, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be the right fit for you. That’s why, before buying this year’s model, we recommend at least taking it out for a test drive first.