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2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma front exterior view of both trucks

Midsize pickup trucks are expected to deliver impressive versatility. These trucks need to be ready for any challenge without sacrificing fuel economy ratings or driving performance. Looking at the 2018 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2018 Toyota Tacoma will compare two vehicles in the competitive midsize pickup truck segment.

Engine performance is a key factor for truck shoppers. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is powered by a standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine. This engine produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque while earning fuel economy ratings estimated at 19 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highways.* Standard equipment on the 2018 Tacoma includes a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. The Ridgeline can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped, and offers a maximum payload of 1,580 pounds.

2018 Honda Ridgeline


2018 Toyota Tacoma

3.5-liter V6 Base Engine 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine
280 horsepower, 262 pound-feet of torque Base Engine Performance 159 horsepower, 180 pound-feet of torque
19 city/26 highway mpg* V-6 Fuel Economy Ratings 18 city/22 highway mpg
280 horsepower, 262 pound-feet of torque V-6 Engine Performance 278 horsepower, 265 pound-feet of torque

2018 Honda Ridgeline, 2018 Toyota Tacoma Trim Levels and Features

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline and 2018 Toyota Tacoma are each offered in six trim levels. The Ridgeline will be available in RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition models. Both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems are available.

Each Ridgeline trim level will offer a different collection of features and technology systems. This includes multiple driver assistance and safety features. Highlights from the truck's list of driver assistance features include:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Blind Spot Information System (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor

*Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.