Nowadays, there is a wide variety of pickups that combine convenient and useful standard features. In the past, many drivers have seen the Toyota Tacoma as a safe choice, but fresh options like the 2017 Honda Ridgeline are forcing many of those same drivers to reconsider their allegiances.
Compared to the 2016 Toyota Tacoma SR5 V6 6AT, the comparably priced 2017 Honda Ridgeline RT offers more standard features and greater overall towing capability in a more comfortable package!
Capability and Comfort
No matter where you look on the 2017 Ridgeline, you’ll find equipment that the engineers at Toyota neglected to include on the Tacoma. Armrest storage and seatback storage are among two of the Ridgeline’s most easy-to-spot advantages, but you’re also going to get more subtle (but no less useful) standard features like a rear-window defroster and a front seat with adjustable height. Upon stepping into the Ridgeline, you may also notice that it has much more spacious dimensions than the Tacoma, especially when it comes to front shoulder room, rear legroom, and overall bed space!
The Ridgeline’s 36.7 inches of rear legroom promises a more comfortable ride for your backseat passengers when compared with the Tacoma’s 32.6 inches. And when bed space is of the essence, you’ll be happy to have the Ridgeline’s 64-inch-long, 60-inch wide bed to fit whatever you need to bring along. The Tacoma’s bed measures just 60.5 inches long and 56.7 inches wide.
The 2017 Ridgeline also has a number of standard features that allow it to handle much tougher jobs than the 2016 Tacoma. Towing pre-wiring, towing stability, and a trailer hitch push the Ridgeline’s standard towing capacity to 5,000 pounds. By comparison, the Tacoma can only take on a paltry 3,500 pounds. Moreover, the Ridgeline also offers increased horsepower—280 vs. 278—and highway fuel economy—an EPA-estimated 26 highway mpg* vs. 23 mpg—relative to the Tacoma. Who wouldn’t choose a pickup that will help make your work easier, cheaper, and more comfortable?
Stop by Today!
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma just can’t measure up to the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. If you’re intrigued by the Ridgeline’s standard features, then you’ll be even more impressed by how it drives. Call or swing by one of our Hampton Roads Honda dealerships to take the Ridgeline for a test drive today.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.