2016 Honda Ridgeline vs Toyota Tacoma: Pick The Right Truck

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If you are on a budget and you want a new pickup truck you might want to check out the Toyota Tacoma and the 2016 Honda Ridgeline. Both are under the mid-size truck segment and the Tacoma has been given a new look for 2016. So which of these two would be your choice?

The Toyota Tacoma is offered in the 27 litre four-cylinder engine and the V6 3.5 litre engine. This gives you about 19mpg in the city and on the highway about 24mpg and 278 horses. The vehicle is able to tow up to 6,800 pounds very easily.

The Honda Ridgeline is offered with the V6 VTEC 3.5 litre engine along with similar engines to the Tacoma and it should give you about 27mpg on the highway and 280 horses. The Ridgeline has a truck bed design that is innovative and it matches the payload and towing of the Tacoma.

If you want a four-wheel drive then you may be better off with the Toyota Tacoma as it comes with on-demand four-wheel drive with automatic limited slip differential. The Honda Ridgeline doesn’t offer true off the road as it comes with torque vectoring all-wheel drive. You can opt for the intelligent terrain management system though and this does improve things.

The Toyota Tacoma does come slightly ahead of the Honda Ridgeline but there really isn’t that much in them, apart from if you want to go off the road.