The 2014 Honda Ridgeline vs. the 2014 Toyota Tacoma
The 2014 Honda Ridgeline takes what drivers love about an SUV and a pickup truck and puts them together. The result is a vehicle greater than the sum of its parts. This duality allows the Ridgeline to easily go head to head with models in both classes, making it more versatile than many.
We stand by our word when we say that the Ridgeline can match even the toughest of pickups. This includes the 2014 Toyota Tacoma Duel Cab 4×4. With a similar starting price, the Ridgeline offers more standard power than the base Tacoma, as well as more standard features.
Performance and Towing
The 2014 Ridgeline starts at $29,575 and comes equipped with a 250 hp 3.5L V6 engine. The 2014 Toyota Tacoma Duel Cab 4×4 on the other hand features a 236 hp 4.0L V6. And when it comes to fuel economy, the 2014 Honda Ridgeline is rated at 21 mpg highway, the same as the Toyota pickup. This means you won’t be paying for that extra power on the open road.
And though it’s not a strict pickup, the Ridgeline is rated higher for towing. You can tow up to 5,000 pounds behind the Ridgeline, where as only 3,500 are recommended on the weaker Tacoma.
Features are where we see a difference too. Here are just a few of the features that come standard on the Ridgeline that are not standard on the Tacoma Duel Cab 4×4:
- Cruise control
- A rearview camera to make backing up easier
- Driver’s side vanity mirror
- Front adjustable seat height
- A stereo anti-theft system
- Arm rest storage
- A light in the cargo box
Get a Closer Look at the 2014 Ridgeline
The Ridgeline is a great alternative to a standard pickup, and we’d be happy to show you why. If you would like to take the Ridgeline for a test drive, we encourage you to stop by Middletown Honda.
We’re located on the western side of Middletown at 520 Route 211, just a short trip from Mechanicstown. Our team is proud to continue to be one of the most trusted in the area. If you have any questions, we encourage you to give us a call.
*Based on 2014 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.