Do the 2016 Toyota Tacoma Standard Features Surpass the Competition?

September 26th, 2016 by

2017 Honda Ridgeline AWDThe 2016 Toyota Tacoma offers West Michigan drivers an array of comfort, convenience, and tech features. But how do the standard features of this truck compare with another vehicle on the road: the 2017 Honda Ridgeline? Let’s take a look at the standard equipment offered on the entry-level models of both pickups and see which one comes out on top.

Honda’s Advantage

The Toyota Tacoma SR5 Double and the Honda Ridgeline AWD RT are both crew cab pickups with AWD, but the Honda Ridgeline is better equipped inside and out with standard features. You can expect to find on the Ridgeline:

  • Rear window defroster
  • Front adjustable seat height
  • Stereo anti-theft
  • Armrest storage
  • Cargo box light
  • Floor mats
  • Alloy wheels

Aside from the floor mats and alloy wheels, which are available as options on the Tacoma, none of the other features are offered on the Tacoma at all, not even as available options on the entry-level model. And for the floor mats and alloy wheels, you’ll have to pay extra for them.

The Ridgeline Comes Ready to Tow

The Ridgeline also comes equipped with standard features that make it ready to tow, without having to add extra equipment. A trailer hitch, towing pre-wiring, and towing stability all come standard in the Ridgeline. You won’t find the same in the Tacoma. And Ridgeline models with AWD are capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds, while the Tacoma stops short at a maximum of 3,500 pounds.

Better Overall Value

The Honda Ridgeline is hands-down better equipped than the Toyota Tacoma, so many people would assume that this would be reflected in a lower price tag on the Tacoma. But the Ridgeline has it beat there, too. Ridgeline AWD RT models are priced at $31,275 MSRP,* compared to the Tacoma’s $33,419.

The Ridgeline also has a better fuel economy than the Tacoma, which means even more savings down the road. The Ridgeline AWD RT gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg on the highway,** while the Tacoma gets just 23 mpg on the highway.

Test Drive the Ridgeline

For West Michigan drivers looking for a feature-packed pickup truck, we think the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is clearly an overall better value when compared to the Toyota Tacoma standard features. Visit any West Michigan Honda Dealer today to find out more and to get behind the wheel of a 2017 Honda Ridgeline!

 

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

**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.