2017 Honda RidgelineIf you’re shopping for a new truck around Albany and browsing the 2016 Toyota Tundra models, don’t forget that you have other options available. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline was just released and manages to offer more trim levels, unique storage options, and a superior fuel economy than Toyota’s truck. Let’s take a look.

Trimmed for Style and Substance

One of the biggest advantages of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is that it offers more trim levels and thus more options than the 2016 Toyota Tundra models. Key among those trims is the Ridgeline Black Edition that adds on cosmetic upgrades to give the exterior an extra sense of style—because Honda knows that some truck drivers prioritize style as well as substance.

When it comes to the substance of those trim levels—the features—we think the Ridgeline also comes out well ahead of its Toyota competitor thanks to standard and available amenities like these:

  • Five-passenger seating
  • Lockable in-bed trunk
  • Dual-open tailgate
  • Honda Sensing safety features
  • In-bed stereo system for tailgating

The Ridgeline is really a truck that lets its drivers do it all, from weekday work to weekend adventure.

A Fuel-Efficient Truck? Believe It!

While many regard trucks as gas guzzlers, the Ridgeline breaks that trend:

  • 2017 Honda Ridgeline 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 26 highway and 19 city mpg for 22 mpg combined.*
  • 2016 Toyota Tundra models only manage 19 highway and 15 city mpg on their base engine, delivering 16 mpg combined city/highway.

If you think a fuel-efficient truck can’t also be capable, think again. The 2017 Ridgeline is able to tow as much as 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, letting you load up the cabin, the truck bed, the in-bed trunk, and a trailer to take full advantage of the 280 hp under its hood.

Test Drive a Ridgeline

If you’re shopping around for trucks, be sure to visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer to get behind the wheel of a 2017 Honda Ridgeline and see all that it has to offer. We think that its extra trim level, unique features, and significantly higher fuel economy give it the edge over competing trucks, including the 2016 Toyota Tundra models.


*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.

Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda