We waited four years for a new Honda truck, and when the 2018 Honda Ridgeline was released we realized it was well worth the wait. The new truck is every bit as stylish, sporty and innovative as its predecessor, and it makes for a great option in the midsize truck segment. But as the segment begins to reclaim its former glory, more and more midsize trucks continue to pop up around the market. If you’re trying to make a decision on which truck you’re interested in, the decision has gotten more difficult, so we thought we’d at least make it a little bit easier by comparing the 2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Chevy Colorado.
Advantages of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline
In the table up above, we highlighted a few of the important specifications to take into consideration when researching a pickup truck. To give you a better idea of how the two trucks compare to one another, we figured we’d work our way down row by row starting from the top with horsepower. Horsepower is important regardless of the type of vehicle you’re looking at, but it’s arguably the most important in sports cars and, you guessed it, pickup trucks like these two. The 2018 Ridgeline offers an extra 80 horsepower more than the Colorado, which is a pretty big boost. As if that wasn’t enough, the Ridgeline also delivers 71 pound-feet of extra torque as well.
2018 Honda Ridgeline
2018 Chevy Colorado
Unfortunately, despite all of that extra power, the 2018 Ridgeline, unfortunately, gives up a pretty massive advantage to the Chevy Colorado when it comes to towing capacity. The Colorado can tow up to 2,000 pounds more than the Ridgeline can, however, the Ridgeline can indeed haul over 100 lbs. more in its cargo bed. Chances are, you’re going to be utilizing the bed much more than you’ll be trailering, so it’s up to you which is more important.
If you think a big boost in power and payload are enough to convince you, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website. We look forward to getting you behind the wheel of the right new vehicle for you, whether it is a 2018 Honda Ridgeline or not.