The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado is a pickup truck that offers West Michigan drivers comfort, convenience, and tech features inside, but how does it compete with another vehicle on the road: the 2017 Honda Ridgeline? We take the entry-level trim of both vehicles and see which one offers more in terms of standard features and equipment.
Colorado vs. Ridgeline
The Chevy Colorado WT Short Box and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline RT are both crew cab pickup trucks with AWD, but after a closer look it’s clear that the Ridgeline offers more standard features inside and out. Some of the features you’ll find on the entry-level Ridgeline include:
- Voice-activated controls for audio and Bluetooth-enabled devices
- Cruise control
- Steering wheel–mounted controls
- Keyless entry
- Alloy wheels
- Towing pre-wiring
All these same features are offered on the Colorado, but only as available options, which means you’ll have to shell out more money if you want them.
More Features Offered on the Ridgeline
The Colorado stops short with available features, while the Ridgeline continues offering even more standard equipment. Other features that you’ll find on the Ridgeline but not the Colorado include:
- MP3 player
- Rear window defroster
- Map lights
- Rear 60/40-split folding seats
- Privacy glass
- Armrest storage
- Brake Assist
If you want these same features on the Colorado, you’re out of luck. They’re not even offered as options on the entry-level trim.
With the Ridgeline’s better-equipped list of standard features than the Colorado, many people assume that the Ridgeline price would be higher, too. But the Honda Ridgeline AWD RT is priced at just $31,275 MSRP* to the Colorado’s price of $33,035.
Plus, drivers will get a better fuel economy with the Ridgeline, which gets an EPA-estimated 18 city / 25 highway / 21 combined mpg on AWD models.** For comparison, the Colorado fuel economy is estimated to be 17 city / 24 highway / 20 combined mpg. That means the Ridgeline will need fewer visits to the pump and offer even more savings down the road.
Test Drive the Honda Ridgeline
Better equipped and with an overall better value than the Chevrolet Colorado, the 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers West Michigan drivers more features for less. Find out more about the Ridgeline when you visit any West Michigan Honda Dealer and experience this unique pickup truck in person with a test drive.
*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.