2016 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 Honda Ridgeline
If you are considering a midsize pickup but don’t want to break the bank, then you have probably added the 2016 Toyota Tacoma and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline to your list. Both of these midsize pickups are increasing in popularity, but one is better than the other. Let’s see which one.
When it comes to engine specs, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma offers 2 choices: a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine and the fan favorite 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V-6 engine. The impressive Atkinson cycle engine gets an estimated 19-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway all while boasting 278 horsepower. Properly equipped, the Toyota Tacoma with the six-cylinder powertrain will tow up to 6,800 pounds with ease. The new Ridgeline will have a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 under the hood. Numbers on the 2017 Ridgeline are still not out.
One reason to purchase a pickup is for the 4-wheel drive capability. Being able to hit the trail on a moment’s notice is enticing for most pickup enthusiasts. The 2016 Toyota Tacoma comes in available 4-wheel drive that comes standard with an electronically controlled transfer case and Automatic Limited Slip Differential. If you decide to go with the Tacoma TRD Pro, there are even more performance upgrades so you can be the boss over rough and rugged terrain. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has all-wheel drive technology, and while it can handle poor road conditions, it probably isn’t suited for a rugged trail like the Tacoma is. The Ridgeline is a good performer, but it can’t compete with the true 4-wheel drive technology of the Tacoma.
If you are searching for the perfect pickup for your needs, then look no further than the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. This midsize pickup has style, dependability, and durability. Come to Warrenton Toyota and check out our selection of 2016 Tacomas today!