Compare 2009 Honda Ridgeline vs 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2009 Honda Ridgeline
2008 Toyota Tacoma
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,557 $28,200
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,363 $31,305
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $30,961 $34,180
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 20 $33,084 $36,530
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2WD Reg I4 MT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,557
$13,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,200
$14,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$238 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda Ridgeline doesn't drive like any other pickup model, and for most people who commute daily and haul sometimes, that's a good thing. The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Standard Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 58.1
Passenger Capacity
5 3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
207.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.3 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
122.0 109.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 72.2
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.5 41.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 56.7
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in)
- 52.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 36.8
Steering Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1760
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1440
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2380
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 159 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.7L/164
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
- - TBD -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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