Compare 2014 Honda Ridgeline vs 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2014 Honda Ridgeline
2012 Toyota Tacoma
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4WD Crew Cab RT
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 SE 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
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2WD Reg Cab I4 MT
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
4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $19,860 $20,975
2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,228 $21,575
4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $20,929 $22,105
2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,775 $22,425
2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,571 $23,010
2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,266 $23,750
2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,706 $24,510
4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,110 $24,650
2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,169 $25,010
4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $23,723 $25,305
4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $24,549 $26,185
2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $24,966 $26,630
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
$27,050
$16,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,575
$17,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$493 / month
$285 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.4
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
City
15 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 53.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
122 109.4
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 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
60 73.5
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 Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in)
- - TBD -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 56.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
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 Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 15 x - TBD -
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 (Est) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 (Est) 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
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
Transfer Case Model
- NA
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 -
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
- 109" WB
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent - TBD -
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - 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 -
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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