2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma
If you desire a midsize pickup truck that's enjoyable to drive and offers a high degree of refinement and utility, then look no further than the redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline. With its dynamic performance, powerful V6 engine, available all-wheel-drive, robust cargo-hauling and towing capabilities, unique bed features and the largest and most flexible cabin in its class, the new Ridgeline is a highly-capable truck. Take a look at this 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma comparison to see how the new Ridgeline stacks up against the midsize pickup competition.
As the world's leading producer of engines, it probably comes as little surprise to the Honda faithful that the 2017 Ridgeline delivers excellent performance. Its new 3.5-liter direct injected i-VTEC 24-valve SOHC V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management cylinder deactivation technology puts out an impressive 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the base 2.7-liter 4-cylinder in the 2016 Tacoma only manages 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Also, the Ridgeline's dynamic handling capabilities and all-weather performance are significantly enhanced by the most advanced all-wheel-drive system in the Ridgeline's competitive class—the available all-new Intelligent Variable Torque Management (i-VTM4) all-wheel-drive system with an electronically controlled rear differential and dynamic torque vectoring capabilities that aids both all-weather traction and dynamic cornering and handling performance.
|2017 Honda Ridgeline RT
||VS||2016 Toyota Tacoma|
|3.5-liter V6||Base Engine||2.7-liter 4-cylinder|
|280/262||Horsepower/Torque (Base Engine)||159/180|
|Yes||Ability to flat haul 4-foot-wide items between the wheel wells||No|
Get the 2017 Honda Ridgeline in Chicagoland
A major of attraction of the 2017 Ridgeline is its innovative and versatile pickup bed. It’s longer and wider than the previous model, it's the only bed in the midsize class that can flat haul 4-foot-wide items on the floor between the wheel wells and it doesn't require a bed liner like conventional steel beds. Also, the new Ridgeline bed also boasts numerous Honda-exclusive features and capabilities, including a highly versatile Dual-Action Tailgate, a redesigned In-Bed Trunk with fully flat floor and available world's first Truck Bed Audio System (RTL-E and Black Edition), making this new Ridgeline the ultimate tailgating vehicle. Utility is further enhanced by the Ridgeline's eight standard 350-pound tie-down cleats.
You and your passengers can enjoy the premium features in the 2017 Ridgeline's interior, where Honda's designers have applied high-quality, soft-touch materials throughout the cabin and added thoughtful details such as LED map lighting. Additional high-end amenities include a standard 4.2-inch color display and available heated front seats (RTL and above). Also, the Ridgeline's 60/40-split and folding rear seat offers roomy seating for up to three passengers and, with the seat bottoms folded up, has the capacity to carry bulky items like a 55-inch flat screen television or a mountain bike with the wheel intact. If you live in Schaumburg, Elmhurst, Elgin, Barrington or anywhere else in Chicagoland and would like to get behind the wheel of the highly-capable 2017 Honda Ridgeline, then be sure to get in touch with us at Schaumburg Honda.