2017 Honda Ridgeline, Frontier, Tacoma and Colorado Fight A Battle

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The Honda Ridgeline did get many great comments when it turned up at the auto show in Detroit but there is no getting away from the fact that the vehicle does look boring.

Some people began to make a comparison of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline with the Chevrolet Colorado, the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma. But how does the Ridgeline manage to stand up to the other V6 pickups?

If you want a vehicle with the most horsepower then you are going to have to go with the Chevrolet Colorado. If it’s the biggest payload for towing then it would be the Colorado. While if you want the vehicle offering the most torque you might want to go with the Nissan Frontier.

So the Honda Ridgeline hasn’t exactly taken many points up to now, in fact its behind at the moment. However, what it does excel in is having the widest payload. This means that at least it comes out ahead of the Toyota Tacoma, which hasn’t scored any points at all.

The Toyota Tacoma does offer up good blind spot monitoring, however the Honda Ridgeline comes in ahead of it thanks to it being packed with safety features, such as lane departure warning.

The Honda Ridgeline might not be well ahead but at least it can hold its own among the others. But which truck would you choose? Let us know which and why in the comments.

1 Comment

  1. Bill Jones

    April 30, 2016 at 7:41 am

    “This means that at least it comes out ahead of the Toyota Tacoma, which hasn’t scored any points at all.”
    How about the fact that the Tacoma has the absolute best quality (QDR), 83% 3 year residual value, highest owner satisfaction, highest life expectancy and so many other “points”.

    How about the fact the the Ridgeline is not even a truck! It’s a unibody! It is not even rated for offroad conditions! There is no frame under it, only punched sheet metal.

    Honestly, just taking stupid specifications that an average driver could never even tell the difference in small torque or hp differences and thinking a customer would make a buying decision on this point structure is misleading and deceptive.

    Would you buy a Colorado or frontier that is worth half what you paid after 3 years or would you rather buy one of the only trucks in the market that loses MAYBE 18% of its value after 3 years? GET REAL!