I went through this decision 2 years ago. I wanted a truck, but didn’t want a full size for many reasons: parking around town, parking in my garage, nicer to drive. I ended up with the Tacoma, and it’s been good so far. Toyotas have been pretty reliable in my experience, I’ve seen/had many issues with GM/Dodge trucks over the years. The Tacoma is a pretty basic truck, so if you want something to rival a typical car/SUV in luxury maybe the Colorado or Dakota might be better. The full size trucks definitely are more luxurious. The other issue is all 3 of these are more expensive then going with a full-size. I do use my Tacoma reasonably hard, but the majority of the use is using the bed, not towing things. I’ve towed a flatbed with my 2038r on it at a total of ~8000lbs and it will do it, but it’s straining it’s guts out. Yes I know it’s rated towing capacity is 7k, so I don’t do that often. Maybe 20 miles once a year or so. If you plan to tow > 3000 lbs on a semi regular basis, I’d consider either a diesel Colorado (I think that it’s out now), or go with a full-size. I’ve regularly filled the bed (I have the long bed) piled high with oak, or concrete chunks and it’s taken everything I can throw at it without issues. The weakest part of any Toyota is the entertainment display. They really are like 10 years behind everyone else.Looking at Tacoma , Colorado ,Dakota ? What is consensus here ? I do know where there is a white Ford , sitting and the add says ran till parked ! Seriously , what would you look at ? Kevin .
Agreed - but did get to wondering how one would go about putting a brake controller in one of those Hondas....I wouldn't question the Ridgeline, but that trailer though, :hide:
coaltrain:lol: u need to start watching tractor time with tim---he did a video of just that--adding a brake controller to his ridgeline.:mocking:Agreed - but did get to wondering how one would go about putting a brake controller in one of those Hondas....
Edit to add - so as not to be speaking out of turn I looked it up - and yes, there are brake controllers for them.
I thought he was looking for a truck. Doesnt the ridgeline use the same chassis as the oddessy minivan? JkThe Ridgeline will do better in the snow. And is more fun to drive all the way around. It has the same towing capacity as the others. (in less you put a diesel in one or something like that) I over load mine all the time. You can't tear it up. Ask tractor time with Tim he will tell you. View attachment 660314 View attachment 660318 View attachment 660320 View attachment 660322 View attachment 660324 View attachment 660328 View attachment 660330
I like all of your pictures. Am a bit surprised what that can tow. The very last picture, it looks as though that little red trailer is bowing down at both ends. THAT is TRUELY overloaded!!:laugh:The Ridgeline will do better in the snow. And is more fun to drive all the way around. It has the same towing capacity as the others. (in less you put a diesel in one or something like that) I over load mine all the time. You can't tear it up. Ask tractor time with Tim he will tell you.