The 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs the 2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 toyota tacoma

2017 Toyota Tacoma

2017 honda ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma achieves the perfect combination of raw power, versatile handling, and rugged performance. It features space for sports and off-roading equipment, and the Tacoma was built tough to tackle any terrain. See for yourself how adaptable and adventurous the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is by taking a look at this head-to-head match-up with its peer, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline — and then test drive the Toyota Tacoma at Marietta Toyota.


Sporting a 3.5L direct-injection 24-valve Atkinson-cycle DOHC V6 engine with VVT-iW, the new Toyota Tacoma delivers a compelling 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. This makes for smooth accelerations and a comfortable ride, and the Tacoma boasts a payload capacity of nearly 1,750 pounds and a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. Its 4WDemand part-time four-wheel drive and active traction control make it more than capable of scaling steep inclines, descending mountains with nimble agility, or tackling difficult sand dunes. The Tacoma features a coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension and a leaf spring rear suspension, which means that no matter where you go, your ride will be smooth, intuitive, and responsive. To top it all off, the Tacoma still manages to earn an EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway* — so you don’t have to make as many stops on the Smyrna and Vinings area roadways.

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline’s 3.5L V6 engine gives it 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. This makes it just about even with the Tacoma, and both offer a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The Ridgeline, however, possesses a two-wheel drivetrain, which makes it significantly less adaptable than the Tacoma. What’s more, the simple MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension of the Ridgeline lacks the sporty and intuitive capability of the Tacoma.


When it comes to available safety features, the Toyota Tacoma outclasses the Honda Ridgeline. Check out the suite of available features on each truck below.

2017 Toyota Tacoma

  • Hill start assist control
  • Vehicle stability control
  • Multi-terrain select and crawl control
  • Rear parking assist sonar
  • Blind spot monitor
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

2017 Honda Ridgeline

  • Hill start assist
  • Vehicle stability assist
  • Blind spot information system
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

The Best Truck for You

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline delivers nearly identical power and torque to the Tacoma. However, the differences in suspension and build make the 2017 Toyota Tacoma much more adaptable. The Tacoma promises to carry you on your next adventure — wherever it may be. What’s more, the Tacoma also provides a greater number of safety and vehicle control features, so you’re always in safe hands.

Test Drive the Toyota Tacoma at Marietta Toyota

Learn more about the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and how it compares to the 2017 Honda Ridgeline with a test drive at Marietta Toyota. Call us at 800-418-5142 or contact us online to arrange a test drive, and we’ll see you at 750 Cobb Parkway South in Marietta, GA!

*2017 EPA-estimated city/highway mileage. Actual mileage will vary.