How Do the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Standard Features Compare?

October 10th, 2016 by

Honda RidgelineThe 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a shining example of a feature-packed, affordable truck. Many other models in the segment offer a lot of options that come at a cost, but the Ridgeline’s standard features outnumber those of many of its competitors, including the 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Let’s take a closer look at what makes the Ridgeline a better value for Ohio and Kentucky truck drivers.

Performance and Capability

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline 2WD RT 6AT is priced at $29,475 MSRP* while the 2016 Toyota Tacoma carries an MSRP of $31,420. Beyond the lower price tag, there’s more that sets the Ridgeline apart.  Truck drivers want capability in a vehicle, and the Ridgeline comes equipped with a rear locking differential drivetrain and rear stabilizer bar, and is pre-wired for towing. Truck drivers would be disappointed with the Tacoma, which lacks all of those components in it standard package.

Honda Ridgeline AWD models also boast a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds compared to the Tacoma’s 3,500 pounds, making the Ridgeline a truck built for truck people.

Comfort and Convenience

You want to be comfortable in your truck and have all the things you need within reach. The 2017 Honda Ridgeline includes a driver’s-side vanity mirror, rear window defroster, and floor mats. The vanity mirror and defroster aren’t even available on the Tacoma’s base model, and the floor mats are a costly add-on.

Front adjustable seat height comes standard in the Ridgeline, while the Tacoma omits this basic feature. Security was made a priority in the Ridgeline with its built-in stereo anti-theft system, while the vulnerable Tacoma lacks this system. Trucks are meant for hauling, and you want to make sure there’s room for your gear. The Ridgeline has room for what you’re packing in the additional armrest and seatback storage. Plus, the Ridgeline is equipped with a cargo box light for those nights when the work isn’t done after dark.

Your Ridgeline Is Waiting

Take a look for yourself at what the 2017 Honda Ridgeline has over the 2016 Toyota Tacoma and then come into any Tri-State Honda Dealer and get a hands-on feel for the Ridgeline.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.