2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline
Perhaps the most highly anticipated introduction of Toyota’s 2016 model year lineup was the all-new, completely-overhauled 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Similarly, Honda fans have been waiting for years for the return of the Honda Ridgeline, and the 2017 model year has finally seen that day come. With these two trucks having been rivals for years, we wanted to see how the newest versions of each measured up to one another, so we decided to compare the 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
The Toyota Tacoma was originally introduced way back in 1995 and was already two years into its second generation when the Honda Ridgeline was released for the 2006 model year. The two trucks have been rivals amidst the midsize pickup segment even since
Advantages of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma
Glancing up at the table above will show you exactly why they’ve been such heated rivals for so long, because they are both extremely comparable to one another. Both trucks utilize an average of 12.4 litres of fuel every 100 kilometres driven through city streets like those here in the heart of Edmonton. Fuel efficiency is usually one of the most important advantages to look at, but here neither truck has a leg up.
So we turn to power, where the Ridgeline offers an extra 2 horses. But 2 horsepower would hardly be noticeable in a side-by-side road comparison, and furthermore the Tacoma fires back by offering an extra 3 pound-feet of torque. So not only are the two trucks equal in fuel efficiency, they’re also pretty equal in power as well.
The one area that the Toyota Tacoma does have a leg up on the Honda Ridgeline is in terms of towing capacity, as the Toyota truck can haul an extra 3,000 lbs. of weight behind itself. If you think the 2016 Toyota Tacoma is the right truck for you, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or give us a call at the sales desk with any questions that you might have.