2017 Honda Ridgeline V. 2017 Chevy Colorado

In the pickup truck segment, competition is fierce. And, if you find yourself shopping for a new truck, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of options in the class. To lend you a hand in deciphering which of the several meets your needs, we at Apostolakis Honda put together a head-to-head battle between the Ridgeline and the 2017 Colorado. Which one of these models comes out on top?
In this first section of our comparison, we'll discuss interior amenities. The Ridgeline comes standard with a slew of features that may be harder to find - or unable to find at all - in the Chevrolet Colorado. In the center stack of the Honda Ridgeline, you'll find a vibrant 5-inch touchscreen that comes standard. The Colorado is equipped with just a 4.2-inch display as standard. What's more, the Ridgeline also offers Bluetooth® (1) compatibility in all trims, allowing you to make and take calls, and even stream your personal playlists. The Chevy Colorado can't quite compare, as it only offers this function in top trim levels. 
Still in the cabin, the Ridgeline maintains a steady lead against the Colorado when it comes to comforts. While the Honda Ridgeline comes standard with an air conditioning system, it offers a tri-zone automatic climate control system in its second trim up. The Colorado equips just a single-zone air conditioning or climate control system throughout its models; there is no availability for dual or tri functionality. Quick and seamless operation of the engine is a given in the Ridgeline, as it comes equipped with a handy Push Button Start - an amenity not found at all in the 2017 Colorado. 
The differences continue to pile up as we move to the cargo beds of these two models. In the Honda Ridgeline, you'll have access to a convenient In-Bed Trunk® in all trims. This compartment boasts 7.3 cubic ft. of cargo space (2), and it features a locking function, built-in grocery hooks, and guides for cargo dividers. Not to mention, it can even double as a cooler for your weekend adventures or tailgate parties! Another amenity that the Ridgeline offers is an available truck-bed audio system. In the bed wall are six exciters that pump out 540-watts of power. Operation of this system is simple, as it's done so via the center display screen in the cabin. The Ridgeline completely sweeps the Sienna in this area, as the Toyota model doesn't offer either of these innovations.
In the last section of our comparison, we'll see how these two trucks perform on the streets. The Honda Ridgeline comes standard with the 3.5L V6 engine that works out 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, while the Colorado musters up just 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque with its standard 2.5L 4-cylinder machine. Additional performance-based amenities of the Ridgeline include an optional heavy-duty transmission cooler and a standard Intelligent Traction Management System. The 2017 Colorado doesn't offer the first system in any model, and only equips a traction control system in top trims.
From the outside in, the Ridgeline effortlessly takes the crown in this matchup of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Chevy Colorado in Cortland, OH. See what else this pickup can accomplish here at your local Honda dealer, Apostolakis Honda!

(1) The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc., and any use of such marks by Honda Motor Co., Ltd., is under license.
(2) Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.


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