Compare 2012 Honda Ridgeline vs 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 Honda Ridgeline
2012 Toyota Tacoma
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $26,845 $29,350
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $31,934 $34,930
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi 15 21 $34,078 $37,280
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,312 $32,055
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,524 $30,095
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2WD Access Cab I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,513 $20,815
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,228 $21,575
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $18,670 $19,915
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,571 $23,010
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $24,966 $26,630
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,775 $22,425
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,169 $25,010
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,706 $24,510
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,067 $18,025
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,215 $17,125
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,110 $24,650
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,266 $23,750
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $24,549 $26,185
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $23,723 $25,305
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,019 $28,085
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,555 $27,585
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,739 $26,705
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $20,929 $22,105
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $19,860 $20,975

Pricing

Invoice Price

$26,845
$19,513

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$29,350
$20,815

Monthly Payment Estimate

$489 / month
$347 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
6.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Honda Ridgeline won't satisfy those who need a real full-size truck, but for those who need hauling on occasion, it offers an interesting alternative. 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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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

21 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Standard Pickup Truck -

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

57.2 53.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

63.2 57.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

112.0 -

Second Head Room (in)

39.1 34.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

62.6 55.7

Front Leg Room (in)

40.8 41.7

Passenger Capacity

5 4

Front Hip Room (in)

57.6 53.5

Second Leg Room (in)

36.4 24.7

Front Head Room (in)

40.7 40.0

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

67.1 -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.2 -

Length, Overall (in)

206.9 -

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

NA -

Height, Overall (in)

70.3 66.1

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.9 -

Wheelbase (in)

122.0 127.4

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

NA -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.8 72.2

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 -

Overhang, Front (in)

- - TBD -

Frame Width, Rear (in)

- - TBD -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

- - TBD -

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

- 208.1

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

- - TBD -

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- - TBD -

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

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 - -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 18.0

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - -

Tailgate Width (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

- 73.5

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 -

Brakes

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 10.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22 21.1

Fuel Tank Location

- Midship

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

- NA

Aux Fuel Tank Location

- NA

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

18.5 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42.6 42.3

Steering Type

Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.38 -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

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)

500 350

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 3500

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 350

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 3500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4504 -

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- 4900

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

- 2380

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

- 2109

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

- 7500

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

- 2685

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

- 1726

Wheels

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

Spare 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 -

Maximum Alternator Watts

- - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

- NA

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

247 @ 4300 180 @ 3800

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5L/212 2.7L/164

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

250 @ 5700 159 @ 5200

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Engine Oil Cooler

- NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

21 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

17 21

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.00

Trans Type

5 4

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.53 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.88 2.39

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.60 1.53

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.53 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.76 0.71

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.69 2.80

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- - TBD -

Trans Power Take Off

- - TBD -

Transfer Case Model

- NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- NA

Trans PTO Access

- - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Ridgeline Toyota Tacoma

Body Style

4 Door Crew Cab Access Cab

Body Code

- 127" WB

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.91 1.2

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Leaf-Spring

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

1.00 NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA -

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

2 4 (2011)

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

11.0 8.9

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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