TFLtruck By the Numbers: 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. Toyota Tacoma [Video]


Our new video segment, “TFLtruck By The Numbers”: 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. Toyota Tacoma, plays out exactly as it reads. We take two vehicles, in this case, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, park them in our studio garage and go nuts with a tape measure. This video segment has real-world measurements; meaning, many of our measurements tend to be rounded (up or down) and are not micrometer perfect. That means the numbers are approximate.

Automakers have exact specifications; why do we bother?

What you’ll see is our team comparing these numbers side-by-side. It makes the numbers more real, more compelling and it gives the truck’s dimensions a basis of (easy-to-see) comparison. While we do not provide all of the differences in measurements (it would be a three hour program – if we did), we try to show numbers that are important to the consumer.

Editor’s note: there are a few surprises to be gleaned from this objective comparison: driver’s seating position, bed size, and more.

We are posting this on TFLnow, our newest channel. TFLnow is, primarily, our behind-the-scenes and live channel on YouTube. While we are hoping the TFLnow channel will soon have the ability to live broadcast, it’s a great place to show fun productions like the TFLtruck By the numbers: Toyota Tacoma vs Honda Ridgeline video.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.