2012 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 Honda RidgelineThe competition among pickups is always fierce, but the 2012 Honda Ridgeline, which many Longmont drivers prefer, stands out against its rivals in the compact pickup class. With the performance capacity and smart features that its competitors lack, this pickup truck is worth a look. Come see the new Ridgeline at Fisher Honda at 6025 Arapahoe Road in Boulder, CO. We’re a top provider of excellent vehicles for Denver and the entire Front Range area. Here are some facts our experts ask you to consider when comparing the 2012 Ridgeline RT to the 2012 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 Double Cab V6 Automatic.

Engines and More

When it comes to engines and other powertrain aspects, both models have advantages. The new pickup truck from Honda comes equipped with a 3.5L SOHC V6 engine that makes 250 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque. The Tacoma comes with a 4.0L DOHC V6 that produces 236 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Though the Honda comes out ahead when considering horsepower, the Tacoma fairs better in the torque category.

Both vehicles are available with a four-wheel drive powertrain and feature limited-slip differentials. In addition, the Ridgeline touts a standard rear-locking differential that’s only an option for the Tacoma. Also, the Honda truck has a rear stabilizer bar included with the suspension, whereas the Toyota doesn’t even offer this component.

Standard Features & Options

When it comes to selecting a new pickup, having a wide range a standard items and smart options is a key component, and the 2012 Honda Ridgeline won’t disappoint drivers in Longmont. Items like cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, a multi-function remote, and a driver’s side vanity mirror all come with the Honda truck, but are merely optional for the Toyota. The Ridgline has other great components, too, like a sliding power rear window, seat height adjustment in front, armrest storage, and an anti-theft system for the stereo. The Tacoma doesn’t even have these items available.

Fisher Honda Has the Vehicle You Want

It’s a short drive from Longmont to Boulder, the home of Fisher Honda. Schedule a test drive online today for the 2012 Honda Ridgeline or just come see us. We look forward to seeing you soon.