Vehicle Comparisons

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

2017 Honda RidgelinePop the hood of the Honda Ridgeline and you’ll find a 3.5-liter V6 that churns out 280 horsepower.[1] 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[2] 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[3] 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[4] and Android AutoTM[5] compatibility bring the world to the tips of your fingers.

2017 Honda Ridgeline InteriorThe 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.

 

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

[2] 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.

[3] 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.

[4] Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share user and vehicle information (e.g. vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone®. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integration hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use CarPlay when conditions allow you to do so safely.

[5] Android and Android AutoTM are trademarks of Google, Inc. Depending on use, Android AutoTM can share user and vehicle information (e.g. vehicle location, speed, and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android AutoTM. Use of Android AutoTM is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android AutoTM terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android AutoTM application is downloaded to the user’s Android Phone. Android AutoTM vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee Android AutoTM operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android AutoTM software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integration hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android AutoTM when conditions allow you to do so safely.

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