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Vehicle Comparisons:
2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2016 Chevy Colorado

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline and 2016 Chevy Colorado are midsize trucks that combine power, utility, and innovation like never before. Muscular capabilities exert strength to grind through your workday, and lean, beefy exteriors deliver smooth, well-mannered driving dynamics compared to full-size trucks.

Midsize pickup shoppers throughout Denver, Aurora, and Centennial can read our 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2016 Chevy Colorado comparison below to find out which one is better for their driving needs. That way you know what to expect when you get behind the wheel for a test drive.

Refined and Rugged

2017-Honda-RidgelineWith a 3.5-liter V6 beneath its hood, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline kicks out 280 horsepower[1] and a smooth, controlled performance. A six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the 2017 Ridgeline’s wheels, delivering an EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway mpg rating. [2] Capable of towing up to 5,000pounds,[3] the Ridgeline provides plenty of strength to haul campers, boats, trailers, and more.

Like the Honda Ridgeline, the 2016 Chevy Colorado is known for smooth handling and manageable driving dynamics. It has three engines in its lineup, which can be paired to a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

However, its standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine yields 80 fewer horsepower than the Honda Ridgeline, which translates to slower, sluggish acceleration. The 2017 Ridgeline’s V6 is also capable of towing 1,500 more pounds than the Colorado’s 2.5-liter and may be a more appropriate choice for hauling heavy loads.

Smart Storage and Space to Stretch

2017-Honda-RidgelineInside, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline seats five passengers and comes with 109.1 cubic feet of interior volume. With 60/40 split lift-up rear seats and leather upholstery, the Ridgeline provides plenty of space for groceries, equipment, and gear in an upscale, artfully decorated cabin.[4]

The Ridgeline offers more room to stretch out compared to the 2017 Chevy Colorado, which seats four passengers and only provide 28.6 inches of second-row legroom. Comparatively, rear passengers in the Ridgeline get 36.7 inches.

In addition to its spacious interior, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes with an innovative truck bed with a standard lockable 7.3-cubic-foot In-Bed Trunk® with a drain plug, which doubles as a storage box and an ice bed. Other available features include an industry-first Truck Bed Audio System and a 150-/400-watt Trunk-Bed Outlet. The 2016 Chevy Colorado doesn’t offer these features.

Test Drive a 2017 Honda Ridgeline

Midsize pickup trucks like the 2016 Chevy Colorado deliver outstanding strength, power, and utility and offer several features drivers with families will find appealing. However, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes out on top with a better fuel economy, ingenuous storage options, and a spacious cab. Whether you’re using your truck for work or an after-school carpool, the redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers a powerful, versatile performance that you can rely on.

The all-new 2017 Honda Ridgeline is already making waves throughout Denver, Centennial, and Aurora. If you think it’s the right pickup truck for you, schedule a test drive at Mile High Honda today, conveniently located at 2777 South Havana Street, Denver, CO 80014.


[1] 280 horsepower @ 6000 rpm (SAE net).

[2] 5,000 lb. maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.

[3] 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

[4] Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.

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