The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado vs. the 2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

2017 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline

There are a lot of different options available for pickup truck shoppers, but for those who want to spend a little less and still get plenty of horsepower, torque, towing capacity, and off-road prowess, the options become more limited. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado is making a big name for itself in the midsize pickup truck segment, but the 2017 Honda Ridgeline still attracts some followers as well. Get help choosing between these two trucks with this comparison from Tom Gill Chevrolet, your Florence area Chevy dealer just a short ways away from Cincinnati.

Performance Specs and Fuel Economy

Whether you want more max horsepower, fuel economy, or towing capacity, the Chevy Colorado has you covered:

  • Chevy Colorado: The base engine on the Colorado is a 2.7L four-cylinder that makes 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. A turbo-diesel Duramax 2.8L inline-four engine makes 181 hp and a best-in-class 369 lb-ft of torque while towing up to an impressive 7,700 pounds. This engine also gets up to an impressive EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway. Opt for a 3.6L V6 engine and you’ll get 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque.
  • Honda Ridgeline: The only available engine on the Honda Ridgeline is a 3.5L V6 that makes 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. No version of the Ridgeline can tow more than 5,000 pounds, and max fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 26 mpg highway.

Drivetrain and Off-Road Prowess

If you want to get off the beaten path, the 2017 Chevy Colorado is clearly the best choice:

  • Chevy Colorado: One of the reasons the Colorado is so capable of towing more is that it’s a genuine body-on-frame pickup truck with an available four-wheel drive system. On top of that, the all-new Colorado ZR2 offers tremendous off-road performance thanks to its Multimatic Shocks, aggressive stance, an off-road suspension, the segments only front and rear locking differentials, skid plates, and an Autotrac transfer case.
  • Honda Ridgeline: The Honda Ridgeline isn’t offered with four-wheel drive. Instead, it comes standard with front-wheel drive and available with all-wheel drive. On top of that, its unibody design limits its off-road performance, and none of the other off-road features mentioned above are on offer with this model.


What’s more, the Chevy Colorado is also much more accessibly priced:

  • Chevy Colorado: MSRP from $20,055
  • Honda Ridgeline: MSRP from $29,475

Choose the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado: The Right Pickup for the Job

From price and fuel economy to horsepower, torque, towing capacity, and off-road capabilities, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado makes a convincing case for itself over the competition. If you want to see if this is the right truck for you, we think you should step inside and test drive it. You can do so today at Tom Gill Chevrolet, serving Cincinnati drivers right over the state line at 7830 Commerce Dr. in Florence, KY. Contact us directly to set up a test drive or find out about our competitive financing offers.