2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma

Light-duty pickup trucks are a hot commodity for many a driver, mainly because of their durability, versatility and gritty attitudes for a price that is able to suit any budget. This has made them quite popular with everyone from blue-collar workers to busy young professionals looking for a more energetic daily commute. Today we have two of the most celebrated pickups in the light-duty class on display: the 2017 Honda Ridgeline and 2017 Toyota Tacoma. Both have what it takes to give you the right combination of power and function, but how well do they match up with each other?

Our team here at Planet Honda is committed to helping you make the best decision about which pickup is best for you, so we put the Ridgeline and Tacoma to the test. Let’s jump right in and see what these two bring to the table!

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2017 Ridgeline vs 2017 Tacoma
3.5-liter V6 Engine 3.5-liter V6
280 hp / 262 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque Up to 278 hp / 265 lb-ft
Up to 5,000 pounds Towing capacity 3,500 pounds
Up to 1,588 pounds Payload capacity Up to 1,620 pounds

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In the light-duty pickup market there aren’t many vehicles that are more capable of bringing you what you need to succeed every day. WIth an available engine upgrade the Tacoma joins the Ridgeline in the three-quarter ton pickup designation, but its clear that for the money you get more strength and substance from what Honda has to offer. The Ridgeline can tow up to 1,500 pounds more than the Tacoma with available options, and also grants you a more powerful engine under the hood. Perhaps what is most advantageous to the Ridgeline, however, is its ability to keep you safe no matter what situation comes across your path. It has been awarded a 5 star overall NHTSA safety rating[1], and thanks to the available features and innovations available inside and out, it’s not hard to see why. Some of the driver assistance and safety features that the Ridgeline offers includes:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Many more!

If you are interested in learning more about the Ridgeline and all its capabilities, feel free to contact our sales team here at Planet Honda. We’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive and help you work out a financing deal if you’re convinced that it’s the right light-duty pickup for you!

[1] Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB)

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