There is no getting away from the fact that when the 2017 Honda Ridgeline poked its nose out at the Detroit Auto Show it went down very well. The vehicle almost stopped the show but at the same time there was some criticism about the vehicle. One of the main ones was down to the looks of the vehicle as some said that it has a look that is boring.
People have been comparing the 2017 Honda Ridgeline with trucks such as the Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma. These are all great V6 midsize trucks but can the Ridgeline stack up against them?
The Chevrolet Colorado is the truck with the most horses, while the Nissan Frontier offers the most for torque. This means that the Honda Ridgeline doesn’t stand out in these aspects. For the payload it is the Chevrolet Colorado that comes out ahead and this is due to the fact that it has shed off 7,000lbs.
The Honda Ridgeline does come into its own for having the widest payload and this means that at least it comes in ahead of the Toyota Tacoma as this vehicle has yet to score any points at all.
For safety you might think that the Toyota Tacoma comes into its own for blind spot monitoring. However, the Honda Ridgeline does actually beat it as it comes with more safety features, such as lane departure warning.
The Honda Ridgeline might not be taking over the rest of the trucks but it can at least hold its own.
But would you choose the Honda Ridgeline or would it be the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado or the Nissan Frontier?