Comparison: 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

Comparison: 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

When you live in Virginia, you never know what will come your way. One day you're taking the kids to and from practice, and the next you're hauling a boat or camping equipment deep into the wilderness. If you've got an anything-goes lifestyle, you'll want a pickup to match.

Staunton-area drivers often ask us how the 2017 Honda Ridgeline stacks up to competition like the 2017 Toyota Tacoma. Both are great pickups, but one has an edge if you're looking for a truck that doubles as a family ride. Check out our one-to-one comparison:

Tech and Entertainment

Honda Ridgeline

The 2017 Ridgeline comes in seven trims: RT, RTS, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E, Sport, and Black Edition. The base RT model comes standard with a security system, multi-angle rearview camera with gridlines, push-button start, 4.2-inch multi-information display, USB audio interface for smartphone connectivity, and a 7-speaker audio system with subwoofer. Just one trim level up adds remote engine start, tri-zone automatic climate control, and HomeLink remote system.

Upper trims are available with Honda LaneWatch blind spot monitor, 8-inch display audio with high-res touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Sirius XM Radio, and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System. Additionally, you have the option for the Honda Sensing suite of active driver assistance technology, which include Collision Mitigation Braking, Road Departure Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Auto High-Beam Headlights.

Toyota Tacoma

The 2017 Tacoma comes in six trims: SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro. The base SR model comes standard with Entune Audio, Bluetooth technology, 2.2-inch odometer/trip meter, integrated backup camera, and GoPro mount. One trim up adds a Connected Navigation App, 4.2-inch multi-information display, and remote keyless entry.

Premium models may feature push-button start, Qi-compatible wireless charging, JBL Audio system, dual-zone climate control, and HomeLink remote system. Additionally, it has available rear parking sonar, Blind Spot Monitor with Cross-Traffic Alert, and automatic headlights. The Tacoma is not available with an equivalent to the Honda Sensing suite of tech.

Comfort and Convenience

Honda Ridgeline

The Ridgeline features a comfortable cabin and a versatile bed, whether you're looking to haul equipment or take it tailgating. All models feature a dual-action tailgate that swings out or folds down, an In-Bed Trunk with a drain (so it can double as a cooler), integrated trailer hitch, truck-bed lights, and 60/40 split-folding rear seats with under-seat storage.

Upper trims feature heated exterior mirrors, leather-trimmed seating, heated front seats, one-touch power moonroof, power sliding rear window, heated steering wheel, and LED ambient lighting. Additionally, you can opt for a Truck-Bed Audio System and a 540-watt premium interior sound system with 8 speakers and subwoofer.

Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma was designed more for off-roading than tailgating, so while it lacks features like truck bed lighting, audio, and storage, it instead has advanced towing packages and off-road performance features. Additionally, the base model has a utilitarian cabin, so if you're looking for comfort, you might want to upgrade.

Upper trims feature leather seating, moonroof, heated front seats, power-sliding rear window, leather accents, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Pricing

Honda Ridgeline

Starting at $29,475 MSRP

Toyota Tacoma

Starting at $24,320 MSRP