Drivers looking for a midsize pickup have several choices to shop from. Whether you need a pickup truck for hauling, towing, tough jobs, or extreme play, one thing that’s not synonymous with the midsize pickup truck market is fuel economy. But the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is changing the game. Assuming that if you buy a pickup truck you’ll also have to live with poor fuel economy is a thing of the past. The Ridgeline beats all the competition with its impressive fuel economy to be one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road.
Fuel Economy Across the Market
Let’s take a look at the EPA estimates for some of the most popular midsize pickups this year, including the Ridgeline, to see how they stack up:
- 2017 Honda Ridgeline (2WD models): 19 city/26 highway*
- 2016 Chevrolet Colorado: 17 city/ 24 highway/20combined
- 2016 Toyota Tacoma: 18 city/ 23 highway/20 combined mpg
- 2016 Nissan Frontier: 15 city/ 21 highway/17 combined mpg
The Ridgeline beats all three of its competitors and is breaking the mold with many consumers’ assumptions about what they should expect from pickup trucks and fuel efficiency.
To achieve this impressive fuel economy, some shoppers might assume that the Ridgeline lags behind in horsepower. But the Ridgeline is ahead of the rest in terms of power, too, getting up to 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm. So not only are the other trucks getting poorer fuel economy, they are also working with fewer ponies:
- Colorado: 305 hp @ 6,800 rpm
- Tacoma: 278 hp @ 6,000 rpm
- Frontier: 261 hp @ 5,600 rpm
The Ridgeline is also decked out with a long list of standard features and comes fully equipped and ready to tow with towing stability, towing pre-wiring, and trailer hitch. None of the other midsize trucks listed above come standard with the same features, which means that you’ll have to explore higher trim levels with those models or opt to add extra equipment.
With all this, the Ridgeline also comes at the lowest price tag than the other truck options, sealing the deal that it is far and away the better overall value. The Ridgeline 2WD RT 6AT models are priced at $29,475 MSRP.* Here are how a few of its competitors compare:
- Colorado: $33,035
- Tacoma: $33,419
- Frontier: $35,005
Test Drive the Ridgeline Today
With the 2017 Ridgeline, drivers get more standard features and power at a better overall value with a lower price tag and a more efficient fuel economy, which means saving money down the road with fewer visits to the pump. To find out more information of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, visit any Hampton Roads Honda Dealer today and take one for a test drive.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.