2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. Toyota Tacoma
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma are thoughtfully designed pickup trucks with tough capabilities, clever storage spaces, and potent performances. Wherever you’re headed, the Ridgeline and Tacoma deliver sharp acceleration and plenty of power to muscle through your workday.
If you’re shopping for a truck with proven capabilities, the all-new Honda Ridgeline and 2016 Toyota Tacoma are two options you might consider. Mile High Honda decided to take a closer look at each truck to see which one is the top contender.
Before you take a test drive, read our Honda Ridgeline vs. Toyota Tacoma comparison to see which one is your best choice. You can also read our 2017 Honda Ridgeline review.
Power and Performance
Pop the hood of the Honda Ridgeline and you’ll find a 3.5-liter V6 that churns out 280 horsepower. A smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission sends power to the wheels, delivering engaging, sharp acceleration around every turn. Capable of an EPA-estimated 19 city/26 highway mpg when properly equipped, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s powertrain provides sharp acceleration without sacrificing efficiency.
Unlike the Honda Ridgeline, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes with a standard 159 horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. It also offers a 3.5-liter V6 but falls two horses shy of the Honda Ridgeline and only gets up to an EPA estimated 19 city/24 highway rating. Efficiency-minded drivers might find this disappointing.
The Tacoma also tows 1,500 fewer pounds than the 2017 Ridgeline, which can haul up to 5,000 pounds without breaking a sweat. For drivers seeking power, efficiency, and capability, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline might prove to be the better option.
Interior and Technology
Inside, the Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma seat up to five passengers. Features like 60/40 split lift-up rear seats inside the Ridgeline lend themselves to quick, easy storage, while connectivity features like a Display Audio Touchscreen with Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM compatibility bring the world to the tips of your fingers.
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is available with comparable technology features, including an EntuneTM Audio system with a 7-inch touchscreen, but tall passengers might feel crammed when each seat is occupied. The Toyota Tacoma’s tight interior and lack of headroom might be a deal breaker for some drivers, especially if they plan on driving with passengers in the rear.
Test Drive a 2017 Ridgeline at Mile High Honda
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma delivers an engaging ride and impressive capabilities, but the 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes out on top.
With its potent powertrain, stout towing capacity, and efficient performance, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline sets a new standard for pickup trucks in its class. The Ridgeline is a great choice for truck shoppers throughout Denver, Aurora, and Centennial, and Mile High Honda has a full inventory for you to consider at our showroom.
When you’re ready to get behind the wheel, schedule to test drive a 2017 Honda Ridgeline at Mile High Honda in Denver, conveniently located at 2777 South Havana Street, Denver, CO 80014. For immediate assistance, call our sales department at 855-532-3350.
 280 horsepower @ 6000 rpm (SAE net).
 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.
 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.