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Selected Style 4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $27,050 $29,575
4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $28,094 $30,720
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,608 $32,380
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $32,139 $35,155
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
4WD Crew Cab SE 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,215 $17,125
2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,067 $18,025
2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $18,670 $19,915
2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,513 $20,815
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,228 $21,575
2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $24,966 $26,630
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,571 $23,010
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,775 $22,425
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,706 $24,510
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,169 $25,010
4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $19,860 $20,975
4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $20,929 $22,105
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,266 $23,750
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,110 $24,650
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $23,723 $25,305
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $24,549 $26,185
4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,739 $26,705
4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,555 $27,585
4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,019 $28,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Honda Ridgeline is a niche alternative for those who don't need a pickup bed all the time, but it doesn't satisfy drivers that need a real full-size truck. The 2012 Toyota Tacoma's affordable price, fuel-efficiency, and simplicity make it a good, capable alternative for those who don't need a full-size truck.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 -
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 57.1 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 70.3 65.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.8 72.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 122 109.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - - TBD -
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
Cab to End of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 20.7 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.5 41.5
Cargo Volume (ft³) 41.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 60 73.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in) - - TBD -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 56.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.6 36.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.4
Tires
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 Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 5000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3105 2380
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6050 4600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10085 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3245 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1492
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1823
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 550 NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4300 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler None NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5700 159 @ 5200
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 (Est) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 (Est) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 (Est) 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 4.22
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 3.95
Transfer Case Power Take Off No - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.44
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.54 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans PTO Access No - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Trans Power Take Off - - TBD -
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style Crew Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name Honda Ridgeline Toyota Tacoma
Body Code - 109" WB
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 4.53 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Leaf-Spring
Axle Type - Rear Independent - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.53 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double-Wishbone
Axle Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 1.2
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.8 (Est) 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5 (2011)
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 9.1
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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