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2017 Honda Ridgeline vs GMC Canyon near Fort Pierce, FL

Serving Vero Beach, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, Palm Bay & Fellsmere FL

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If you're in the marketplace for a new mid-sized pickup truck, look no further! The Honda Ridgeline is back and bringing serious power along with a new design. The all- Ridgeline has been given a ground-up makeover during its temporary hiatus from the Honda lineup and has returned with a truly one-of-a-kind driving experience. Honda presents premium handling, a smooth ride, and careful attention to fuel efficiency all wrapped up in a mid-sized truck. That means more towing, hauling, lifting, carrying, climbing, moving, and exploring. What's not to love? Stop by Vatland Honda to get your hands on the 2017 Ridgeline, today! We've been serving Vero Beach and all of Indian River County for over 30 years! Visit our showroom and see our wide selection of Honda vehicles, including the new Ridgeline.

Don't have time to stop by? Don't worry; you can view our entire selection of Honda cars and trucks on our website. Research Honda's newest vehicles, keep up to date on our inventory, and find the car that's right for you. We even compare our cars with their current competition so that you know you are making the right purchase for you: no more jumping from dealership to dealership trying to find the best fit for your lifestyle.

Let's compare the all- Honda Ridgeline mid-size pickup truck against the GMC Canyon.

Standard Power and Performance

Under the hood of the 2017 Ridgeline is Honda's 3.5-liter V6 engine, capable of producing 280 hp and 262 lb.-ft. of torque, and with available 2WD or an advanced all-wheel drive system (AWD), the Ridgeline brings in an impressive possible towing capability of 5000 pounds and a 1600 pound payload capacity. No matter how you look at it, this mid-sized pickup features enough power to get the job done. The GMC Canyon, on the other hand, comes standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which deals out 200 hp and 191 lb.-ft. of torque. Simply put, Canyon's engine falls short in comparison to the Ridgeline's powerful V6 engine. In the base models alone, the Ridgeline has an unequaled 80 hp more than its competitor. Although the Canyon can be upgraded to house a 3.6-liter V6, the upgrade only pushes the truck up to 269 lb.-ft. with 305 available hp, scarcely an improvement over Honda's baseline model. Overall, with a V6 engine that presents unparalleled performance and power compared to its competitor's standard model, the Ridgeline sets a high bar.

Standard Fuel Economy

What's the point of having a powerful truck if it costs an arm and a leg to drive? With rising gas prices, fuel economy has become a huge factor when it comes to choosing the right truck. Boasting its best-in-class V6 fuel economy, the Honda Ridgeline exemplifies what a mid-sized truck is capable of, cruising in at an EPA-estimated 26 miles per gallon highway and 19 mpg city for 2WD models. All-wheel drive (AWD) models rolled in at an EPA-estimated 18 city/25 highway mpg rating. The GMC Canyon, with its standard 4-cylinder, 2WD trim, received an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and a 20 mpg city rating. The upgraded model would give you some added benefits, with a 4WD Canyon model would achieving 26 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. Though the GMC Canyon narrowly edges out the Ridgeline in standard fuel economy by 1 mpg, the added bonus of Honda's V6 engine makes up for the minuscule difference by the power it is able to put out.

Ride and Handling

The Ridgeline received a ground-up overhaul during its hiatus, including an upgraded unibody construction. Comparatively, Honda strays away from the typical body-on-frame design that is seen on the GMC Canyon. The unibody not only improves the handling and performance of the truck, but also the safety features and passenger comfort. With a heavy inspiration from the Honda Pilot, the Ridgeline drives much more similarly to a crossover or sedan, emphasizing impeccable control and responsive handling. The Canyon relies heavily on its body mounted design in combination with available safety features to uphold driver control, but with its boxy frame the truck maintains a large, and bulky feeling on the road. Vastly different, Honda's unibody composition offers sharper handling that works with the trucks design, a unique design to the vehicles in its class. The Honda Ridgeline bridges the gap between a worker vehicle and modern transportation, so wherever the road might take you, this well-rounded pickup truck is ready for the daily adventure. Of course, with its powerful V6 engine, the smooth ride is the cherry on top; at its heart, the Ridgeline is still a power-packing mid-size pickup truck.

Passenger Comfort

One major advantage of the Honda Ridgeline's unibody construction is that it provides a superior ride quality compared to the Canyon's body-on-frame design. With its spacious interior, the new Honda Ridgeline's cabin provides added comfort. There are undoubtedly many striking similarities between the cabins of Honda's other great vehicles, making it feel much more inviting and less rough around the edges. While the Canyon's cabin certainly has stylish accents, it kicks comfort to the curb when it comes to its large, square layout. The touchpad console, front-end, and interior controls are demarcated by over-sized, square surface areas that make it look like you are driving your high-school geometry class. The Ridgeline, on the other hand, is heavily inspired by Honda's modern and sleekly designed SUV, the Pilot. That means no more truck stereotypes to be had, rumbling vibrations in the seat, and much more comfortable passengers. After just a few minutes, you might even forget that you've been cruising around in a pickup truck. With the Ridgeline, you won't ever be sacrificing performance for a smooth ride.

Safety Features and Technology

The all-new Honda Ridgeline is heavily based on the 2016 Honda Pilot, a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick. That means the Ridgeline is definitely no stranger when it comes to safety features. It comes standard with Honda's Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines, which provides drivers with a better view of what is behind, thanks to its three different angles: normal, top-down, and wide. Ridgeline trucks can also be outfitted with the Honda Sensing system, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, lane-departure prevention, and automated emergency braking. The new GMC Canyon's featured camera falls short, broadcasting only a single-view option. Additionally, the Canyon lacks many of the more advanced safety and driver assist technologies available in high end models. Highlighting features that have earned the Pilot a spot at the forefront of safety, the Ridgeline demonstrates it's at the top of the class when it comes to available safety features.

As a Honda auto dealership, Vatland Honda proudly serves residents near Ft. Pierce, Port St. Lucie, Sebastian, and Palm Bay & Fellsmere as one of the area's go-to Florida car dealerships We deal in all things Honda, including the 2017 Ridgeline. Stop in for a test drive or to browse through our incredible selection of Hondas for sale, we are conveniently located at 700 U.S. Highway 1 in Vero Beach, FL. Our expert Finance Department can work with you and your budget to find an affordable option that's right for you.

*19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Use for comparison purposes only. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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