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You are in the Honda Ridgeline
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Toyota Tacoma, Honda Ridgeline, Car Comparisons, Truck
#532 of 550 email@example.com
Feb 23, 2007 (8:29 pm)
The Ridgeline and Tacoma are really in a different class and size. The ridgeline has a full size interior while the Tacoma is mini truck size.
#533 of 550 Re: firstname.lastname@example.org [hondacom]
Feb 24, 2007 (1:41 pm)
I think that the Ridgeline is a wonderful truck, albeit a tad expensive. But, people should not compare off-roading abilities with the Taco. These two trucks are very, very different animals, and the Tacoma is a true off-roader.
#534 of 550 Re: email@example.com [driver56]
Mar 03, 2007 (3:29 pm)
Hondas are not going for anywhere close to sticker price. The last thing I remember hearing was a $1,500 rebate, that right guys?
#535 of 550 I heard $2000.00 rebate
Mar 04, 2007 (3:57 am)
As of March 1 ,2007 the dealer cash has been raised another $ 500.00 to $ 2000.00 now. Now seems to be a good time to buy a Ridgeline. I bought my ridgeline RTX last month, 1000 miles lovin every minute
#536 of 550 Re: I heard $2000.00 rebate [nova]
Mar 11, 2007 (2:57 pm)
Since this is a comparison, here's a short list of the must have stuff my Ridge gives me that the Tacoma wouldn't:
leather, heated front seats, power driver seat, dual zone auto climate control, heated windshield glass at wiper rest point (very important where I live), traction control, Vehicle stability assist, air bags and air curtains all around, sub-woofer, power rear sliding window (a must for crew cabs), brake assist, full width bed for laying plywood and drywall flat, power sunroof, VTM-4 (call it AWD if you want),
The tacoma offers stuff that the R-line doesn't but I don't miss those. And that goes for the bed length. At 6' the Tacoma is 18" longer than the Ridge which makes it a pain to maneuver and you can't properly load plywood or drywall without modifications.
#537 of 550 Re: I heard $2000.00 rebate [roaddog2]
Mar 21, 2007 (3:16 pm)
Serious question. Compare the pilot to the ridgeline for your needs excluding the extra ease of loading/unloading the sheet material,thanks.
#538 of 550 How big is the Diesel
Jun 17, 2007 (11:41 am)
So how big do you think the Diesel will be? I vote for 3.0 liters. What do you think?
#539 of 550 I've Owned Both
Jun 23, 2007 (8:27 am)
I traded my 2006 Tacoma 2wd DblCab Off Road for a 2007 Ridgeline. I was worried regarding some of the "leaking" posts along with other problems (struts), but after hanging around the Tacoma forum, I know that ALL vehicles have issues, including my Tacoma. I decided to go for it. I recouped within $500 of price paid new for the Taco, and RL's being soft, $5,000 off the Honda. I know I'll have to keep this or face losing more $$, but I LOVE this vehicle. A trunk, dual climate control, power seat, decent stereo, wheel controls and I'm a happy camper. A lot of vehicle for 26K.
Mileage is within 1mpg of the Tacoma. Handling is far better although I am less inclined to "toss" this vehicle (4500# vs 4000#) around like I did the Toyota. Tacoma is more of the "sports car" between the two, but the ride was way bouncier. Room inside the Ridgeline is comparable to my 02 Ram QuadCab, but maneuvering is far easier.
I shall have my hitch and wiring in in about 2 weeks, so the next thing to report will be the towing behavior. From what I've read from others, the RL is a great tow vehicle. Honda should be applauded for taking this direction--a Hondamino.
#540 of 550 Finally Test drove the Ridgeline
Nov 02, 2007 (11:42 am)
I'm looking to pick up a truck in December, so i've begun the process of test driving.
In the past week, I have driven a Tacoma, a Frontier, a Explorer Sport-Trac, and today, I drove a Ridgeline.
First of all, the Ridgeline is easily the best all around vehicle. The ride, the interior looks, the features, the noise level are all superior then the other trucks. Now the question is whether its worth the extra 3-5K.
Before I began all the test drives, I would have bet that I would end up in a Tacoma. Now I'm not so sure.
The Taco handled Ok, but I did not like the site lines, and felt the engine noise was loud. I'm actually thinking of trying another test drive in case I got a lemon.
The Frontier was much better then expected. The noise levels were almost as good as the Ridgeline. It actually felt better then the Taco. And I may still be able to get a deal on an 07, because they are not moving at the local dealerships.
The Sport-trac is now off my list. The engine noise was pretty loud for city speed, but was much quieter on the highway. The brakes were very squishy. The real problem is that the local dealerships are keeping a very low inventory of the trucks. I used an inventory search engine and found less then 20 Sport-Tracs for the entire metro area (which has over 8 million people). Not going to get any good deals with those kind of numbers.
So, after this round of test drives, I would bet I end up in a Frontier, with the hope that Honda may have a good deal pop up for December (not a great possibility, but no unheard of).