Not completely flush...the top of the OEM tonneau cover at the tailgate is just over an inch lower than the top of the side.Blue said:When you add the tonneau cover over the tail gate, then the tail gate will be flush with the side.
Figured I'd have to prove it... here's what PickupTruck.Com published in their interview with Gary Flint, Cheif Engineer and Project Manager for the Ridgeline and Kevin Thelin, in charge of testing the Ridgeline (subject was aerodynamics):TacomaDCLB said:OK I understand the visibility part. The aerodynamics one is not true. A truck has better aero with a full tailgate in the up position. Look for the study by Lockheed Martin..
I don't know if it has anything to do with a Tacoma or not. I know that Toyota vehicles are fine vehicles.Rocker said:I have been posting the same message at other sites, why are Tacamo owners so "angry" at the Ridgeline? If the Tacoma is great aren't you happy. I'm sure its fine. I was going to get the Taco until I drive the Ridge. I'm not going to bash the Taco so why are some trying to find something wrong with the Ridge? Is it some jealosuy thing? I guess all I can do is laugh.
GOOD POST CSIMO.....this was my understanding as well. i was even told not to drive with the tailgate down because it would be less fuel efficient than leaving the tailgate up as it was designed to be more fuel efficient........thanks for confirming that my salesperson knew what he was talking about..........(shocker!!) well done.csimo said:Figured I'd have to prove it... here's what PickupTruck.Com published in their interview with Gary Flint, Cheif Engineer and Project Manager for the Ridgeline and Kevin Thelin, in charge of testing the Ridgeline (subject was aerodynamics):
Visibility may have been an issue... I don't know, but I do know they did a lot of mock up wind-tunnel testing and the height of the tailgate was set by those results.
Trust me... I don't post things out of a whim or to keep my fingers busy. I normally have facts to back up my statements and don't post things that common sense tells you is just plain wrong.
So why create an issue by saying Honduh???TacomaDCLB said:I have nothing against the Ridgeline...Im just posing a question...