2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline

If you are here, chances are it is because you want to upgrade your current pickup truck to something newer, or you want to move into the world of pickup truck driving and see what the fuss is all about. If you want a pickup truck, you already have certain expectations that demand to be met. Perhaps you have a job or a hobby that is physically challenging and requires the movement of a great deal of heavy equipment or other items. Perhaps you also like to play as hard as you work, and weekend trips up to your cottage in the summertime to make new memories at the lake are a lot easier if you have a reliable pickup to tow your boat or your jet skis. Pickup trucks are a vital component of the automobile world, and there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Which one is right for you? Let’s take a look at the 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline
$24,320 Base MSRP $29,475
6,800 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 Pounds
278 HP Maximum Horsepower 280 HP
Standard CD Player Available

Affordability with the Tacoma pickup truck

Toyota and Honda are two of the most well-known automakers throughout the world, and each of these pickup trucks has a lot to offer seasoned pickup drivers and newcomers alike. When placed in a side-by-side comparison, however, the Tacoma stands out in a number of areas.

While the price of a vehicle is not everything, it certainly is important, especially if you are on a budget. The 2017 Toyota Tacoma has a lower base MSRP than the Ridgeline, so right out of the gate you have a chance at experiencing this versatile pickup truck at a more affordable price than the Ridgeline. And for $29,475, one might expect that there would at least be CD player included in the mix, but that is not the case for the Ridgeline. You can add one, but it will cost you extra.

As you venture up the trim ladder of these models, you’ll hit certain maximum capabilities. The maximum towing capacity of the Tacoma is 1,800 pounds higher than that of the Ridgeline, even with a maximum horsepower that falls just a wee bit shy of the Ridgeline.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma offers plenty of towing and payload capacity for your pickup truck needs, not to mention a CD player for your go-to mix-CDs. Of course, the Tacoma also comes standard with an AM/FM radio, an auxiliary audio jack, and a USB port with iPod connectivity, so it is not just living in the past. The Tacoma is a great blend of old and new at an admirable price.

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