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2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma in Fredericksburg, VA

The Small Features Make the Biggest Difference

When it comes to picking the right truck for you, sometimes it can come down to the little stuff. At Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg, we’re well-versed in our competition, so we’ve put together the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Toyota Tacoma in Fredericksburg, VA, to show how that extra effort really provides the best quality product.

One of the first things you address when searching for a pickup truck is what’s going on under the hood. The moment you tap that push button start, you want to hear that powerhouse sing, so let’s talk about what’ve got under both of these hoods. The Ridgeline boasts a 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6 engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. It produces a solid 280 horsepower1 and 262 lb.-ft. of torque1 and boasts a hefty 5,000-lb. towing capacity2 on AWD models. Even with the Tacoma’s own 3.5-liter V6 engine and AWD, it’s only capable of a 3,500-lb towing capacity3, unless you want to fork over plenty of extra cash for the TRD Pro. Even then, the Tacoma’s V6 only produces 278 horsepower, clocking in a bit shy of the Ridgeline’s abilities.

Like we said before, the quality product is in the little things, and you’ll find that to ring particularly true in the rest of this comparison between the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Toyota Tacoma in Fredericksburg, VA. The Ridgeline is uniquely equipped with an in-bed lockable trunk. It provides 7.3 cubic ft. of space and does not compromise truck bed utility in the slightest. While the Tacoma also has an in-bed trunk, it’s significantly smaller and doesn’t provide a drain for quick and easy cleaning, like the Ridgeline does. That drain makes this trunk usable as storage for dirty gear and as a cooler!

Speaking of the truck bed, let’s discuss payloads. The Ridgeline’s cargo bed offers eight 350 lb. tie-downs, is scratch and dent resistant, and is capable of a maximum 1,584 lb. payload capacity2! The Tacoma can read those numbers and weep, because it only provides four tie-downs and comes up quite short with only a maximum 1,175 lb. payload capacity3.

We at Pohanka Honda of Fredericksburg aren’t saying that this battle between the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Toyota Tacoma in Fredericksburg, VA, was over before it began, but we were confident the Ridgeline was the winner. Head on over to our location at 60 South Gateway Drive in Fredericksburg, VA, to get a full, comprehensive look at this amazing pickup truck! 


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1. SAE net. 

2. 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details. Honda reminds you to properly secure all cargo. 

3. Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up, and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all intructions in your owner's manual. The maximum you can haul (payload) depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. "Added vehicle equipment" includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo.  

4. "Payload capacity" is the calculation of GVWR minus curb weight and should be used for comparison purposes only. Do not exceed any Weight Ratings and follow all intructions in your owner's manual. The maximum you can haul (payload) depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment. "Added vehicle equipment" includes additional standard/optional equipment and accessories added by the manufacturer, dealers, and/or vehicle owners. The only way to be certain of your vehicle's exact curb weight is to weigh your vehicle without passengers or cargo. 

 

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