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Honda Ridgeline Vs Toyota Hilux – What you should know

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The Honda Ridgeline and the Toyota Hilux are in the mid-size pickup truck categories and are designed for the needs of adventure lovers. They have a lot of features in common but they still have major differences.

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The Manufacturer : Honda And Toyota

Honda is a popular Japanese public multinational manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power bikes and is headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. Honda has been manufacturing since 1959 and has reached a production of 400 million at the end of 2019 as well as the biggest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume and produces more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year. Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001 and is the eighth largest automobile manufacturer worldwide as of 2015.

Toyota is also a popular Japanese automobile manufacturing company. Established in 1937 by Kiichiro Toyoda, they have been manufacturing one of the best performance-oriented, safest, oriented and string vehicles in various body style categories.

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In 1964, Toyota launched their very first stand-alone small and powerful pick-up truck in the Northern parts of America and the vehicle was given the name “The Stout”. 

About The Toyota Hilux

2021 Toyota Hilux pick-up
Toyota Hilux

In the class of Toyota’s mid-sized pick-up trucks, the Toyota Hilux has to be a changing moment vehicle. Toyota is planning on making its upcoming model of Hilux be very unique and catchy when it comes to the automobile market. Any driver looking for a budget-friendly truck that cones with good overall performance and a highly powerful engine than the Toyota Tundra would have a better option of going for the Toyota Hilux.

The Toyota Hilux could be termed the lighter version of the Toyota Tundra. Comparing the interior to its performance and dimensions, the Toyota Hilux is less powerful than the Toyota Tundra. The engine produces 235 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque which is still on the better side. The vehicle can seat only four people but the Tundra can seat up to six people. 

It may be less powerful but in terms of standard features, the Hilux has so many. The only problem is there is no sun or moon roof as standard features in the model but it is equipped with other interior attraction features. It comes with a MUV body type that has both utility and classiness. The Toyota Hilux would still be a far better choice than any of its rivals.

The Hilux has a curb weight of 3417 pounds and the fuel tank capacity is 20.07 gallons.

About The Honda Ridgeline

2020 Honda Ridgeline
2020 Honda Ridgeline

The Honda Ridgeline has rugged good looks and includes features such as an aggressive front end, exhaust pipes and chunkier tires. The interior has a lot of upscale features such as a moonroof, wireless phone charger and leather trimmed seats. It is equipped with a V6 engine that churns out 280 horsepower and is capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds. It comes with an all-wheel-drive system that works with Intelligent Traction Management which includes three modes for driving on snow, sand and mud.

The Ridgeline has enough cargo space. It is also packed with a lot of technology and comfort features both inside and out which give pleasure to its owners. The technology features include an available Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System and a truck bed audio system. An intuitive 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen allows the driver to touch, pinch and swipe their way through all their favourite music, podcasts and talk shows. Also available is an Apple CarPlay Integration which is compatible with all iPhones and is used to get directions, send or receive messages and more which would be displayed on the touchscreen.

The colour options of the Honda Ridgeline include;

  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Modern steel Metallic
  • Pacific Pewter Metallic
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Radiant Red Metallic

Buying Guide For The Honda Ridgeline And Toyota Hilux

1. Budget: The Honda Ridgeline is not as costly as many luxurious car models but you still have to set a budget to check which trim you can afford out of the available trims in each year model. The Toyota Hilux is so expensive but it would be advisable to budget before going out to purchase any of the vehicles.

2. Warranty: Different year models of the Honda Ridgeline come with different warranty types. Honda provides the Ridgeline with a 3-year or 36,000-mile warranty and a five-year or 60,000-mile powertrain warranty for most of its models. Toyota provides the Hilux with a 5-year warranty which is a long term warranty.

3. Inspection: Inspect the vehicle very well before purchasing it to ensure that the vehicle is still in good shape and has no engine faults.

4. Take It For A Test Run: After you may have inspected it, it is still possible that you take it for a test run to ensure that the car parts, especially the engine, are working very well. It is not only to see but also testing it will help you figure out if you still want to buy the car

Honda Ridgeline And Toyota Hilux Price

 Honda RidgelineToyota Hilux
Brand New Price in Nigeria₦6.1 – N20 million₦13.5 – ₦25 million
Nigerian used Price in Nigeria₦2.5 – N10.4 million₦9 million
Foreign used Price in Nigeria₦4.2 – N15 million₦11.5 million

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