2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline
Toyota is probably most well-known for its hybrid technology and the host of vehicles it offers that employ it; however, the Toyota lineup is filled with a ton of vehicles from a number of different segments and sizes – including trucks. Last year, its popular midsize pickup was completely overhauled to offer an even sportier model than years prior, and now it returns to offer the same great capability and style. We wanted to see how it measures up to what is probably its biggest competitor by comparing the 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma
The table above looks at the two vehicles side-by-side, analyzing a few of the most important specifications in midsize trucks like these. The first is fuel efficiency, which might not be as important as it is in a small sedan, but is still important to saving money at the pump. Unfortunately for the Tacoma, the Ridgeline does utilize less fuel according to their combined averages, but its only 0.4 l/100km. You’d have to drive quite a lot to truly notice the fuel savings.
The next row is an even tighter race than the previous, looking at the power ratings for both horsepower and torque. The Tacoma offers 2 less horsepower but 3 more pound-feet of torque than the Ridgeline, which makes their power levels pretty equal. Until you look to the third row, which shows that the Tacoma weighs 62 lbs. less than the Ridgeline, enhancing that advantage for the Tacoma just a little bit further.
Then finally, the last row of the table shows the Tacoma pretty big advantage in towing capacity. It can haul an extra 3,000 lbs. in a trailer, which is nearly twice as much as the Ridgeline can. If these advantages are enough to make up the slight loss in fuel efficiency, consider coming in and checking one out for yourself. You can schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk.