A perfect combination of power and efficiency, the midsize Toyota Tacoma has become a fan favorite in the segment and promises to be even more attractive after a complete overhaul. With more powerful engines under the hood and a bold design, the Toyota Tacoma has risen above the competition in its class. Even so, the Toyota Tacoma is not without some impressive competition, to include the all-new Honda Ridgeline. Take a closer look at the impressive characteristics of the Toyota Tacoma in this 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline debate.
Available in six well-equipped trim levels, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma can be tailored to fit your personality. Standard Tacoma SR models are tailor-made for the jobsite while the luxurious Tacoma Limited will cater to your every need. Should you be looking for adventure, the Tacoma TRD Pro is equipped to handle the most extreme terrain on Earth. When you get behind the wheel, you will find the Tacoma cabin offers a respite from the trail with available leather interior, a standard Toyota Entune interface, an available Qi wireless charging station, available power moonroof and a standard GoPro camera mount, so you can record your adventures.
Power, Performance and Price Highlight the 2017 Toyota Tacoma
Available in Access and Double Cab configurations, the Toyota Tacoma is sure to make room for friends and family in a versatile and spacious cabin. Car shoppers focused on price will appreciate this level of versatility that allows them to tailor the Tacoma to their needs at an affordable price. Starting at just $24,200, the 2017 Toyota Tacoma delivers incredible value at a great price. Honda Ridgeline editions deploys a single, standard Crew Cab configuration at an oppressive price of $29,475.
Power and performance are a highlight of any pickup truck and the Toyota Tacoma delivers the functional toughness that hard-working individuals require. Stock Tacoma models employ a fuel-efficient 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that has plenty of power to get the job done without breaking the bank at the pump. The highlight of the Toyota Tacoma design is an all-new 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V-6 that features direct and port fuel injection. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the V-6-powered Toyota Tacoma makes 268 horsepower and 24 mpg on the highway.
Honda Ridgeline models offer a single engine option, that while it is potent and efficient cannot match the real-world power of the Toyota Tacoma. Towing capacity is a key factor in this 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 Honda Ridgeline comparison and in that category, the Toyota Tacoma midsize delivers. Properly equipped with a Tow Package, the V-6-powered Toyota Tacoma will haul 6,800 pounds of cargo with ease. Honda Ridgeline models fall well short of this mark, towing a paltry 5,000 pounds.