|2017 Honda Ridgeline||2016 Chevy Silverado|
|3.5L V6||Standard Engine||4.3L V6|
|6-speed Automatic||Standard Transmission||6-speed Automatic|
|Targeted Best-in-Class||Combined Fuel Efficiency||11.8 l/100km|
|48 in.||Flat Bed Space||51 in.|
2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2016 Chevy Silverado
Back in the 2006 model year, when the Ridgeline was first introduced, it won Motor Trend, North American and Canadian Truck of the Year. It was incredibly innovative, completely changing what it meant to be a midsize truck by introducing new technologies and design cues not seen in any truck before. After a short hiatus, the truck is poised to return for its second generation in a big way, and we thought we’d take an early look at how we think it will measure up to one of its competitors by comparing the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2016 Chevy Silverado. We know the Silverado is a bigger truck, but as a truck it’s still a competitor.
Advantages of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline
It’s difficult comparing a midsize truck like the Ridgeline to a full-size truck, but it does have its advantages. One of the Ridgeline’s main claim to fames amongst its segment is its best-in-class flat bed space, deliver 48” which is definitely wider than other midsize trucks on the market. But that advantage, as you can see by glancing at the bottom of the table above, becomes null and void against the Chevy Silverado. Still, the Ridgeline holds the Chevy’s edge to a mere 3”, certainly better than other midsize trucks available.
With the Silverado having a bigger engine, we know that it will likely have more power, but you will notice that both have V6 engines and one isn’t all that much larger than the other. The Silverado may deliver more power, but we can’t imagine it blowing the Ridgeline out of the water. Both trucks utilize a 6-speed automatic transmission, but the Ridgeline does have one more advantage up its sleeve: fuel economy.
It may be obvious, but the smaller truck is probably going to be more efficient than the bigger. When we look at the Silverado’s lackluster 11.8 l/100km though, we imagine that Ridgeline won’t only be more efficient but much more efficient, considering Honda has stated it is targeting best-in-class efficiency. If that sounds more appealing to you than the advantages of a bigger truck, then sign up for an early test drive on our website. We’ll make sure you’re among the first to get behind the wheel, and if you have any questions you can call us right here at the Wheaton Honda sales desk.