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2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma near Washington, DC

And the Winner is... the 2017 Ridgeline!

Those looking for a midsize truck that does more than just give exciting power, but also noteworthy features, need not look far, as the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is back and better than ever with all of these qualities, and more. To prove just how fantastic this pickup truly is, we at Honda of Chantilly have compared the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2016 Toyota Tacoma near Washington, DC, so you can see all the ways the Ridgeline prevails.

We start this side-by-side comparison off with what awaits under the hood. Right out of the gate, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline gives you a powerful V6 engine delivering 280 horsepower1. However, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma doesn’t offer its V6 engine as standard, and when equipped, it falls short with 278 horsepower. And, while pickup trucks aren’t necessarily noted for their efficiency, the Ridgeline will surprise you with its fuel economy. With AWD, you’ll have an impressive 18/25/21 MPG city/hwy/combined2 when driving the Ridgeland, but only 17/21/19 MPG city/hwy/combined3 in the Tacoma.

Our 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma near Washington, DC, continues with a look at the exterior of both these midsize trucks. You’ll notice right away that the Ridgeline sits on standard 18-inch wheels, while the Tacoma doesn’t look as dynamic with standard 16-inch wheels. In back, the truck bed on the Ridgeline has multiple features to get excited about. Not only does it flip down, but it swings open for more ways to load in cargo, while the Tacoma’s only flips down. There are also standard truck bed lights in the Ridgeline, but no such light in the Tacoma. If that isn’t enough, the Ridgeline has a lockable In-Bed Trunk® with 7.3 cubic ft. of storage room4 and the Truck Bed Audio System with 540 watts of power. You won’t find either feature in the Tacoma, or any other midsize truck on the market.

Moving on inside, let’s talk comfort and convenience. In the 2017 Ridgeline, setting the perfect temperature is easy with the available Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System, but may be harder in the Tacoma with its available Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control. During the winter, the Ridgeline lets you keep warm with an available heated steering wheel5, while the Tacoma doesn’t offer such comfort at all. Also not found in the Tacoma, but standard within the Ridgeline, are 60/40 split-folding rear seats with a storage compartment underneath them for all of your smaller items.

In terms of technology, the Honda Ridgeline lets you get on the road fast with standard push button start, a convenience only found in top trims of the Toyota Tacoma. You won’t find the latest in smartphone integration, Apple CarPlay™6 and Android Auto™7 at all in the Tacoma, while it’s offered in top trims of the Ridgeline. And, while both trucks give you visibility when geared in reverse, the standard Multi-Angle Rearview Camera8 in the Ridgeline shows you normal, wide, and top-down views. The standard backup camera9 in the Tacoma only displays one view.

Now that you’ve reached the end of our 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2016 Toyota Tacoma near Washington, DC, comparison, it’s clear that the Ridgeline simply gives you more. To see even more exceptional qualities, visit us here at Honda of Chantilly, open seven days a week, to take this midsize truck for a test drive. 


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1 SAE net.

2 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

3 2016 EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.

4 Honda reminds you to properly secure cargo items.

5 Available as dealer-installed accessory.

6 Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share user and vehicle information (e.g. vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone®. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integration hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use CarPlay when conditions allow you to do so safely.

7 Android and Android Auto™ are trademarks of Google, Inc. Depending on use, Android Auto™ can share user and vehicle information (e.g. vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto™. Use of Android Auto™ is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto™ terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto™ application is downloaded to the user’s Android Phone. Android Auto™ vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee Android Auto™ operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto™ software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integration hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto™ when conditions allow you to do so safely.

8 Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up; the rearview camera display does not provide complete information about all conditions and objects at the rear of your vehicle.

9 The backup camera does not provide a comprehensive view of the rear area of the vehicle. You should also look around outside your vehicle and use your mirrors to confirm rearward clearance. Cold weather will limit effectiveness and view may become cloudy.

2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2016 Toyota Tacoma near Washington DC

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