The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Offers Best-in-Class Fuel Economy

November 10th, 2016 by

Honda RidgelineMid-Michigan drivers love their pickup trucks, and we want them to know that they don’t have to settle for unsatisfactory gas mileage anymore! The newly redesigned 2017 Honda Ridgeline offers drivers all the power and cargo space that they could want, and what’s more, it’s able to provide as much without sacrificing fuel economy. We’ve compared Honda’s pickup to the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, and the 2016 Nissan Frontier, and we think it’s pretty clear to see why drivers are choosing the Ridgeline.

Ridgeline vs. the Competition

The Ridgeline, Colorado, Tacoma, and Frontier all cost about the same to start with, but over time, the Ridgeline’s fuel economy will provide significant savings. Honda Ridgeline 2WD models get an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined city/highway,* while Ridgeline AWD models get an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined.* The 2016 Toyota Tacoma also gets 18 mpg in the city, but it is unable to match the Ridgeline’s standard with just 23 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined. Neither the Colorado nor the Frontier is able to best the Ridgeline in any of these categories. Those who choose the Colorado will get just 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined, while those behind the wheel of the Frontier will lag far behind with a paltry 15 mpg city, 21 mpg highway, and 17 mpg combined.

It’s also worth noting that the Ridgeline’s best-in-class fuel economy doesn’t prevent it from towing heavy loads! Among the models in this competition, the Ridgeline is the only pickup to offer a rear stabilizer bar and towing pre-wiring as standard features. Additionally, the Tacoma and the Frontier only get 278 hp and 261 hp, respectively, while the Ridgeline gets 280 hp!

Take the Ridgeline for a Test Drive!

If you’re as impressed as we are with the fuel efficiency of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, you’ll want to take a closer look at all of its other attributes. Find out what else the Ridgeline can do by scheduling a test drive at a Mid-Michigan Honda Dealers location near you!

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