2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Honda is welcoming a new vehicle this year, the Honda Ridgeline, which has been off the lineup for a few years now. The all-new, completely redesigned midsize truck is back and better than ever before with tons of new features and performance capabilities. Our team here at Garden State Honda is going to take a closer look into what the Ridgeline has to offer by comparing it to its competition. The Toyota Tacoma is an iconic midsize truck in the automotive market, so we’re going to show drivers how the 2017 Ridgeline compares to the 2016 Tacoma.

There are multiple models and trims available to choose from for both the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, but we’re going to focus on the base models for both to keep this comparison even. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline RT 4x2 is going head-to-head with the 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR 4x2 Double Cab. Both vehicles have seating for five passengers.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline RT 4x2 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR 4x2 Double Cab
3.5-liter V-6 Engine 2.7-liter I-4
280 @ 6000 Horsepower @ rpm 159 @ 5200
36.7 inches Rear Seat Legroom 32.6 inches
Standard  Privacy Glass Not available

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Let’s take a closer look into how these two trucks perform. Drivers will notice the base model of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is equipped with larger, more powerful engine than the 2016 Toyota Tacoma base model. Both the Ridgeline and the Tacoma are set standard with 6-speed automatic transmissions. The 2017 Ridgeline RT comes standard with front-wheel drive, whereas the 2016 Tacoma SR is set with rear-wheel drive. Hill Start Assist is standard on the Ridgeline, but it is not available on the Tacoma. Both trucks can tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

As for safety, both the Ridgeline and the Tacoma come set with vehicle stability control systems as well as traction control, brake assist systems and child proof rear door locks. Both trucks also have a standard rearview camera, steering wheel mounted controls, a CD player, keyless entry and a vehicle theft deterrent system. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline stands out with a standard rear window defroster as well as seatback storage and front height-adjustable seats, which are not available on the base of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. The Ridgeline is also known for its exclusive in-bed trunk and in-bed audio system.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 Honda Ridgeline are welcome to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. There are models available here on our lot, so drivers looking to get behind the wheel are encouraged to schedule a test drive online.

2017 Honda Ridgeline front grille
2017 Honda Ridgeline seating
2017 Honda Ridgeline storage space
2017 Honda Ridgeline in-bed trunk

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