Many drivers shopping for a new midsize truck may assume that in order to achieve power and towing capabilities, poor fuel economy is to be expected. But the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is breaking the mold. Its impressive fuel economy beats other midsize trucks on the road, while still surpassing the competition in terms of both power and towing capabilities. So now, finally, putting up with that strain on your wallet on those visits to the pump is a thing of the past with this midsize truck.
Fuel Economy Across the Competition
Let’s look at the estimated fuel economy of four of the most popular midsize trucks on the road, including the Ridgeline, to see where each of them stands:
- 2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD: EPA-estimated 18 city/25 highway mpg*
- 2016 Chevrolet Colorado: 17 city/24 highway mpg
- 2016 Toyota Tacoma: 18 city/23 highway mpg
- 2016 Nissan Frontier: 15 city/21 highway mpg
In addition to its superior fuel economy, the Ridgeline produces 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm, which is more than the other trucks mentioned above with each of them offering:
- Colorado: 305 hp @ 6,800 rpm
- Tacoma: 278 hp @ 6,000 rpm
- Frontier: 261 hp @ 5,600 rpm
The Honda Ridgeline also comes with a long list of standard features and equipment, including everything you need to tow, without having to buy extras. A trailer hitch, towing stability, and towing pre-wiring come standard on even the entry-level Ridgeline. You can’t say the same for the other trucks. To get the Colorado, Tacoma, and Frontier ready to tow, you’ll have to add equipment as options.
With better fuel economy, more horsepower, and more features coming standard, shoppers might think that the other trucks make up for the areas they’re lacking in with a lower price tag. But the Ridgeline comes out on top over the competition there, too. The comparably equipped price of each vehicle is:
- Ridgeline RT AWD: $31,275 MSRP**
- Colorado: $33,035
- Toyota: $33,419
- Frontier: $35,005
Test Drive the Ridgeline Today
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline easily beats the competition with impressive fuel economy, horsepower, and capability, and all at a lower price. It’s raising the bar for what shoppers and drivers can expect from the mid-size truck market. Find out more about everything the Ridgeline has to offer by visiting any Capital Region Honda Dealer. And take the Ridgeline for a test drive today.
*Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.