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Compare the 2018 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Honda Ridgeline RT


2018 Toyota Tacoma SR



280 hp


159 hp
3.5-liter V6


2.7-liter 4-cylinder

Serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Washington D.C

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is built for comfort and ride quality. It certainly isn't an off-road vehicle by any means, but it provides plenty of power thanks to its dependable V6 engine, and its suspension quality is superior to most competitors. Those competitors include the Toyota Tacoma, a fine-quality vehicle, but those who inspect both the Ridgeline and Tacoma closely will notice that the Ridgeline comes out ahead in the areas of comfort, frame and chassis design, and cargo volume.

Roominess And Comfort

Last year, the folks at Honda decided to make a big change to the interior of the Ridgeline, and the result is one of the most driver- and passenger-friendly interiors of any mid-size pickup. The windows are huge, making for superior visibility. The passenger seat is comfortable and offers more legroom than just about any competing model. The step-up height is lower than that of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, and the front doors open wider than those on the Tacoma. The Ridgeline's ride comfort is better than that of the Tacoma thanks to the top-quality, four-wheel independent suspension system. The Tacoma's ride quality is okay, but it doesn't take the bumps as easily as the does the Ridgeline.

Quality Design

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is one of the few mid-size pickups with a unibody design rather than a body-on frame. This translates to exceptional handling, and when matched with the wonderful suspension system, it means better road-grabbing ability and less sway when towing a heavy load. The design is especially suitable for the AWD torque-vectoring system, something that the 2018 Toyota Tacoma can't quite match. If the buyer chooses the crew cab configuration, the unibody design allows for better weight distribution, one of the reasons why the Tacoma has a longer crew cab bed length than most competing models.

Versatile Cargo Bed

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline has one of the most cleverly designed cargo beds of any mid-size pickup. The cavernous in-bed storage trunk doesn't squeeze the bed dimensions, and the long-bed configurations can hold 8-foot-long items with ease. The short-bed versions have a higher payload capacity than most other pickups in this segment including the Tacoma. The tow ratings aren't exceptional, but the Ridgeline can tow up to 5,000 pounds, not bad for a mid-size pickup with an average size V6 engine. The Toyota Tacoma is similarly configured, but each of the bed configurations has a lower payload maximum. The Tacoma does score well against the Ridgeline in terms of towing capacity, but that's about the only category in which it does so.

If you're looking for an affordable mid-size pickup that excels in the areas of comfort, handling, and cargo bed versatility, you can't go wrong with the 2018 Honda Ridgeline. Check out the inventory at our dealership, and schedule a test drive to see how it matches up to the popular Toyota Tacoma.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $940.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Honda Ridgeline AWD Black Edition 4dr Crew Cab 5.3 ft. SB for Sale in inventory


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