2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline

A perfect marriage of power, utility, efficiency and luxury, the midsize Toyota Tacoma has cemented its status as a class leader. Powerful engines under the hood result in improved performance on the road, jobsite or the trail. With a refined interior, the Toyota Tacoma offers a welcome reprieve from the dirt and dust of the road. In a growing class, the Toyota Tacoma is a fan favorite, though not without new competition. Delve deeper into the Toyota Tacoma design and another new addition to the class with this 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline comparison.

Toyota Tacoma editions are available in six grades that can be tailored to fit your budget, lifestyle and personality. A new addition to the 2017 Toyota Tacoma model lineup promises plenty of adventure and thrills when you hit the trail. The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro features a bold style that is complemented by performance-tuned elements geared towards off-road dominance. With a refined interior to match a head-turning style, the Toyota Tacoma checks all the boxes with a standard Toyota Entune interface, available Qi wireless charging, an available moonroof, a standard GoPro camera mount and much more.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma VS 2017 Honda Ridgeline
$24,120 Starting Price $29,475
3.5-Liter Atkinson Cycle V-6 Engine 3.5-Liter V-6
278 Horsepower/265 Pound-Feet Horsepower/Torque 280 Horsepower/262 Pound-Feet
6,800 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 Pounds

Key Differences Between the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and 2017 Honda Ridgeline

Price is a key aspect of the car-buying process that cannot be overlooked in this 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline comparison. With a starting price of just $24,210 for standard Tacoma SR editions, the Toyota Tacoma is the more affordable alternative and with available Access and Double Cab configurations, it is more versatile. Honda Ridgeline models are available in a single Crew Cab configuration with an exorbitant starting price of $29,475.

Available with two powertrain options, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma provides another level of versatility that the Honda Ridgeline cannot match. Stock Toyota Tacoma models feature a fuel-efficient 159-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that is mated to a standard six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel-economy ratings that stand at 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway along with a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds make the stock Tacoma ideal for the jobsite.

If you are looking for an upgrade in power and performance, the Toyota Tacoma is available with a refined 3.5-liter Atkinson Cycle V-6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Port and direct fuel injection amplify power and manufacture an exceptional 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. As efficient as it is powerful, the V-6-powered Toyota Tacoma will make 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway with a towing capacity of 6,800 pounds.

Honda Ridgeline models employ a smorgasbord of fancy features that make it attractive to car shoppers, though if you are looking for a capable and powerful pickup truck, the Toyota Tacoma will surpass the Ridgeline in terms of real-world power. A similar powertrain delivers similar numbers across the board, though when it comes to towing power, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline possesses a lackluster 5,000-pound towing capacity.

Quicksand 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road Trim Climbing Hill
Blue 2017 Toyota Tacoma Tailgate with Tacoma Logo
2017 Toyota Tacoma Limited Front Seats
2017 Toyota Tacoma Front Dashboard with Toyota Entune