2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma near Washington, DC
And the Winner is... the all-new Ridgeline!
It’s not always easy to find the midsize truck that is perfect for you and your needs. But, here at Pohanka Honda, we aim to make it a little easier with our 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma near Washington, DC, comparison. With this head-to-head, you can see all of the ways the Ridgeline comes out on top, so you can be sure you're making the right choice.
We start things off with a look at what awaits under the hood. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that churns out a commanding 280 horsepower. However, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma outfits a measly 2.7L 4-cylinder engine on its first two trim levels. When you splurge for a top trim with 3.5L V6, it falls just a tad short with only 278 horsepower. The same can be said for efficiency. In the Ridgeline, its AWD fuel rating is an impressive 18/25 MPG city/hwy1. When you drive the Tacoma, you’ll have to stop at the fuel pump more often with only a rating of 17/21 MPG city/hwy2.
Next up, our comparison of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Toyota Tacoma near Washington, DC, takes a look at exterior qualities. For starters, the Ridgeline sits atop bold 18-inch wheels, while style falls short in the Tacoma with only 16-inch wheels as standard. Only the Ridgeline boasts a Dual-Action Tailgate, which opens down just like the Tacoma’s, but it also opens to the side for better access to the In-Bed Trunk®, which gives you 7.3 cubic ft. of storage space3. You won’t find such convenient storage in the Tacoma. If you frequently stay at the job site long after sunset, you’ll love that the Ridgeline comes standard with incorporated bed lights, a convenience not found on the Tacoma. And, when you want to listen to your favorite tunes, only the Ridgeline has the industry-first Truck Bed Audio System with speakers built into the bed walls.
The differences between the 2017 Ridgeline and the 2017 Tacoma continue on the inside. For instance, it’s easier to get comfortable in the Ridgeline with its available Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System, while the Tacoma only offers an available Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control System. You’ll only find standard 60/40 split rear seats with under-seat storage as standard when you drive the Ridgeline, in addition to standard push button start – which is only found in top trims of the Tacoma.
There’s more technology advancements in the Honda Ridgeline, too. You’ll have a standard 7-speaker sound system, while the Toyota Tacoma falls a bit short with only six speakers as standard. Only the Ridgeline boasts the latest in smartphone integration – Apple CarPlay™3 and Android Auto™4. And, while the Tacoma comes standard with a backup camera5, it only provides one view of any objects of vehicles behind you as reverse, the standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera6 in the Ridgeline shows a normal, wide, and top-down view when reversing.
You’ve reached the end of our 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma near Washington, DC, comparison, and we are sure you are more than impressed with all the ways the Ridgeline prevails. To see it in action, visit us here at Pohanka Honda to take one for a test drive.
1 Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
2 2017 EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.
5 The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.
6 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.