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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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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