Honda RidgelineWhen many people think of pickup trucks, they assume more power, capability, cargo space, but also assume poor fuel economy. It has, unfortunately, become synonymous with the pickup truck market. But the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is breaking the mold. Offering best-in-class fuel economy, it blows the competition out of the water, and it doesn’t sacrifice power and capability—it beats the competition there, too. Let’s take a closer look at the Ridgeline and three of its main competitors on the road.

Fuel Economy

When it comes to fuel economy, the Ridgeline is definitely here to impress drivers who previously thought that they just had to put up with poor fuel efficiency for the power and capabilities of a pickup. Fuel economy estimates across the market unfold with the Ridgeline paving the way.

  • 2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD models: EPA-estimated 18 city/25 highway mpg*
  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma: 18 city/23 highway mpg
  • 2016 Chevrolet Colorado: 17 city/24 highway mpg
  • 2016 Nissan Frontier: 15 city/ 21 highway mpg


The Ridgeline achieves superior fuel efficiency without sacrificing horsepower. In fact, it beats the competition there too, producing up to 280 hp @ 6,000 rpm. The other pickups produce up to:

  • Tacoma: 278 hp @ 6,000 rpm
  • Colorado: 305 hp @ 6,800 rpm
  • Frontier: 261 hp @ 5,600 rpm

Towing Capability

Unlike the Tacoma, Colorado, and Frontier, the Ridgeline also comes fully equipped and ready to tow, without having to add additional options or available equipment packages. Towing stability, towing pre-wiring, trailer hitch, and more all come as a part of its list of standard equipment.


With better fuel economy and more capability features such as towing coming standard, the Ridgeline offers drivers a better overall value than the competition. It also comes with a lower price tag. The comparably equipped prices of all four pickups are:

Ridgeline AWD RT models: $31,275 MSRP*

Tacoma: $33,419

Colorado: $33,035

Frontier: $35,005

Test Drive the Ridgeline Today

With so many pickup options available for drivers, the Ridgeline comes offering more than all the rest with best-in-class fuel economy, more power and capabilities, and all at a lower price. Find out more about the Honda Ridgeline by visiting any Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealer and take one for a test drive today!

*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.