2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

Pickup trucks are great vehicles for lovers of adventure, and they’ve come a long way in recent years. Newer pickup models offer more power and control, advanced technology, and convenient amenities, redefining how the world views trucks. Howdy Honda put together a comparison of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Toyota Tacoma to help our customers narrow down their options among popular pickup models and find the truck that best fits their needs.

The 2017 Ridgeline and 2017 Tacoma start out at similar prices, and offer nearly identical fuel economy ratings. From there, the two pickup trucks differ in many ways.The Ridgeline offers the same powerful V6 engine across all trims, while the Tacoma only offers the V6 on higher trim levels. The Ridgeline offers slightly more horsepower, but the Tacoma is capable of towing significantly more weight. When it comes to the cabin and truck bed, each model has its own host of features. The 2017 Ridgeline offers more revolutionary design, including an exclusive dual-action tailgate that opens down or to the side.

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2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma
3.5L V6 Engine 2.7L 4-cylinder / 3.5L V6
280-hp Horsepower 159-hp / 278-hp
5,000 lbs Max Towing Capacity 6,800 lbs
Dual-Action Tailgate Easy-Lower

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The most significant difference between the two pickup trucks is their purpose. The Tacoma was built more for off-roading adventures and tackling obstacles, while the Ridgeline was built to be an all-purpose truck for everyday use. Yet don’t underestimate it—the 2017 Ridgeline is still plenty capable of raw power and ultimate control on the roadways with its available intelligent all-wheel drive system, integrated tow hitch, and the roomiest truck bed on the market.

The 2017 Ridgeline is equipped with a host of technology features like remote engine start, a multi-angle rearview camera, and HondaLink for smartphone connectivity. The Ridgeline offers seating for five with a 60/40 split lift-up rear seat for more cargo room, a power moonroof, and leather seating surfaces. The Ridgeline’s truck bed features a 150 W/400W truck-bed outlet, a lockable 7.3 cu. ft. In-Bed Trunk, and an industry-first truck bed audio system.


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Ridgeline hauling 4-wheeler
Ridgeline Black Edition Interior
Ridgeline folding rear seat
Ridgeline dual action tailgate

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