Toyota Tacoma vs Honda Ridgeline

2017 Toyota Tacoma

2017 Toyota Tacoma

2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline

When Mt. Holly, Gastonia, and Shelby drivers are in the market for a durable pickup truck, examining the 2017 Toyota Tacoma side-by-side with the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is certainly the thorough thing to do. But regardless of whether you want to compare price, performance, or available technology, the 2017 Tacoma always comes out ahead. Take a closer look at both models below, and see for yourself the ways in which the new Tacoma outshines the competition.


When looking at purchasing a new vehicle, price is always an important factor. Everyone want a reliable vehicle for the best possible price, and that’s exactly what you’ll get when you choose the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma has a starting MSRP of only $24,120*, quite a bit less than the $29,475 starting MSRP of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Plus, with the 2017 Tacoma, you’ll get so much more than an agreeable price tag; its powerful performance and deluxe amenities mean you’ll also get a great deal.


Your pickup simply must be able to perform – there can be no “if’s” about it. The 2017 Tacoma does just that and then some. With your new Tacoma, you’ll have your choice of powertrain, including the standard 2.7L DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with VVT-I that generates 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. You can also opt for the 3.5L V6 DOHC 24-valve direct injection Atkinson-cycle with VVT-iW that generates 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Not only that, but when you choose the 3.5L, you’ll be able to tow up to a whopping 6,400 pounds, allowing you to get the job done without so much as breaking a sweat.

The Honda Ridgeline, on the other hand, is limited to one engine option: a 3.5L V6 engine that offers 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Not only does it offer less lb-ft of torque than the Tacoma, but it also carries a lower towing capacity; opting for the Ridgeline means you’ll only be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds.

On top of the 2017 Tacoma’s superior might, the Tacoma also boasts a rugged three-piece bumper to help protect trailer wiring from exposure to weather and road conditions, Trailer-Sway Control to keep you on track, an advanced easy lower tailgate to help you get in and out with no fuss, and an in-bed storage system to keep your belongings safe.


With both function and fun times in mind, Toyota has equipped the 2017 Tacoma with the right technology to ensure your ride is safe and exciting. While it’s true that both the Tacoma and the Ridgeline have a backup camera, high-quality audio system, and blind spot detection, that’s all they have in common. If you’re ready to truly be impressed, you’ll love the added tech features on the 2017 Tacoma, which include:

  • Smart Key with Push Button Start, so you can get going without fussing with keys
  • GoPro® windshield mount, so you can capture all your on- and off-road adventures
  • Qi wireless charging station, so you can be fully charged upon arrival
  • And much more!

Pick Up Your Pickup at Toyota of Gastonia

The choice is clear! Bring home the 2017 Toyota Tacoma by visiting us here at Toyota of Gastonia at 4821 Wilkinson Boulevard. We offer upfront pricing every day, a lifetime powertrain warranty, and a 3-day / 300-mile exchange program, so it’s never been easier to experience the 2017 Tacoma. Contact us online or by phone at 704-824-7777. We look forward to working with you!

*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price, excludes the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee of $835 for Cars, $900 for Small/Light Trucks (Sienna, RAV4, Highlander Gas, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Tacoma and Venza), $1195 for Large Trucks (Tundra), and $995 for Large SUVs (Sequoia and Land Cruiser). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price will vary. Actual dealer document fee may vary.