2017 Honda Ridgeline vs Colorado vs Tacoma vs Frontier: The Big Battle

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The 2017 Honda Ridgeline has gotten a lot of attention lately – all thanks to its debut at last month’s Detroit Auto Show. While it may have been a complete showstopper, it’s got its fair share of criticisms too (because it just looks boring, no offense).

But then again, people have been comparing the Ridgeline against other tough(er) rivals like the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier. And just how is it able to stand up against the likes of these V6 midsize pickup trucks? Let’s go through some of the major aspects that differ them from one another.

Chevrolet Colorado has the most horsepower, while the Nissan Frontier the most torque, so the Honda Ridgeline has nothing to brag about in these departments. And moving on to towing payload, the Chevrolet Colorado once again beats out the Honda Ridgeline and the remainder mid-size trucks thanks to its 7,000lbs.

But while the Honda Ridgeline won’t have the heaviest payload its design will support for the widest payload loading in the truck bed. So there’s one point for the Ridgeline and putting it ahead of the Toyota Tacoma which is yet to get any points.

In terms of safety the Toyota Tacoma has blind spot monitoring but the Honda Ridgeline bests it and the other trucks with that plus a few other top-end safety features like lane departure warning. So overall the 2017 Honda Ridgeline isn’t crushing the competition but has its merits. Let us know in the comments section below if you think otherwise.

Always looking for something new to learn, Mario looks at the internet as one big startup. With him at the helm, continues to head in the right direction of providing high quality and unbiased information on the latest new car models and electronics.


  1. ty

    February 8, 2016 at 7:23 am

    is the 2017 ridge line a 4 x 4 vehicle

  2. rhonahldo hernandez

    February 8, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Mario – what a useful and in-depth article to help me make my buying decision.
    OK, now delete my comment.

  3. phil

    February 8, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I am most disappointed in the 2016 Tacoma. It has less pep than my 2005 Tacoma. Therefore, I am interested in the new Ridgeline. I look forward to checking it out. Otherwise, I will probably look for a low mileage 2015 Tacoma.