After two years of teasers we finally met Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity. We do not yet have all the details, but I’ve learned that the 64-inch bed makes it a little bigger than a standard bed in the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier or Chevy Colorado four-door. Of course, all other trucks have a much larger “long bed” option than Honda, which is probably why Honda refused to make the “biggest bed” claim part of their Ridgeline introductory presentation.
And while automakers do not officially share what their sales appear to be between taxi crews, extended taxis, ordinary and old beds, the most common configuration seen on the street is the “full and short four-door box.” That’s also how every lorry lender of the fleet of press ever ridden has become a specification. So, if the cabin-short bed crew is a “default” mid-size truck pickup, Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity is just looking for profits with the main categories of “capability” trucks that can be fired in the main vein of this segment. Here is a simple dimensional detail of every mid-size truck bed in America:
- Bed Size Of Truck (Inches) Width Length
- Honda Ridgeline 60.0 64.0
- Nissan Frontier Ext 61.4 73.3
- Nissan Frontier Door 4 61.4 59.5
- Toyota Tacoma Ext 56.7 73.7
- Toyota Tacoma 4 Doors 56.7 60.5
- Chevy Colorado Ext 57.8 74.0
- Chevy Colorado 4 Door 57.8 61.7
To keep things consistent, this width is “maximum.” As in; measured on the part where the bed is the most spacious, not between the wheel wells. No “right” area should refer back to the forecast, but unless the dominant Ridgeline rear wheel predominantly on its bed is significantly larger than its competitors, its Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity looks solid enough to be stacked next to the rest.
Bed Size of Truck (Inches) Approximate Area
- Honda Ridgeline 3840.00
- Nissan Frontier 3653.30
- Toyota Tacoma 3430.35
- Chevy Colorado 3566.26
While acknowledging that the “area” is not appropriate because they do not take into account the space taken by the wheel, it is probably safe to use for comparative purposes and assumes the wheel well approaches the same amount of space on each truck.