The 2017 Honda Ridgeline Best-in-Class Fuel Economy

November 15th, 2016 by

2017 Honda RidgelineThe 2017 Honda Ridgeline has a lot going for that will impress Central Illinois drivers, including powerful performance, fully equipped towing and hauling capabilities, and best-in-class fuel economy—and all at a great price that leaves the competition in the dust. Let’s take a look at some other pickup truck options on the road and see how they stack up to the Ridgeline.

Fuel Economy

Usually, drivers who are shopping for pickup trucks assume that they can’t expect great fuel economy. But putting up with sub-par mpg numbers is a thing of the past with the Ridgeline. Its best-in-class fuel economy is rated at an an EPA-estimated 19 city / 26 highway / 22 combined mpg on 2WD models* and an EPA-estimated 18 city / 25 highway / 21 combined mpg on AWD models.* For comparison, here are some of the mpg breakdowns of the Ridgeline’s top competitors:

  • 2016 Toyota Tacoma – 18 city / 23 highway / 20 combined mpg
  • 2016 Chevrolet Colorado – 17 city / 24 highway / 20 combined mpg
  • 2016 Nissan Frontier – 15 city / 21 highway / 17 combined mpg

Powerful Performance

In order to achieve such an impressive fuel economy, some drivers might think that the Ridgeline skimps on the performance side of things. But the Ridgeline offers more horsepower than most of the competitors while maintaining its superior fuel economy. The Ridgeline will produce up to 280 hp, while the Tacoma will only reach up to 278 hp and the Frontier only 261 hp.

Towing Capability

Unlike its competitive pickups, the Ridgeline comes fully equipped and ready to tow up to 5,000 pounds. A trailer hitch, towing stability, and towing pre-wiring are all a part of its standard equipment. To find those same features on the other trucks, you’ll have to add them as optional features, or explore higher trim levels that have the equipment available.


With a better fuel economy, better performance, and towing capability, the Ridgeline also comes at the better price than the other pickup options. The Honda Ridgeline AWD RT  is priced at $31,275 MSRP.** Here’s a breakdown of the comparably equipped prices of the competition:

  • Tacoma – $33,419
  • Colorado – $33,230
  • Frontier – $35,045

Test Drive Today

Ready for a test drive of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline? Stop by a Central Illinois Honda Dealer near you today and get behind the wheel to experience this exceptional pickup truck.


*Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.