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2019 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Front exterior view of a red 2019 Honda Ridgeline on the left "vs" passenger side exterior view of a gray 2018 Toyota Tacoma on the right

When it is time to upgrade your current truck you want something that will deliver all the horsepower, torque, and towing ability that is going to help you get your daily to-do list done. Both the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma offer attractive exterior styling along with accommodating interior amenities which can make deciding between them difficult. That is why we have arranged all of the standard and optional equipment of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and compared them for you right here.

2019 Honda Ridgeline


2018 Toyota Tacoma

3.5L 24-Valve V6 Standard Engine 2.7L 16-Valve 4-Cylinder
280 HP/ 262 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 159 HP/ 180 LB-FT
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
19 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 20 MPG City/ 23 MPG HWY
*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery package/condition, and other factors.

Compare the 2019 Ridgeline & the 2018 Tacoma

As you can see from the chart above the standard engine of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline vastly outperforms the standard engine of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in terms of horsepower, torque, and on-highway fuel economy. The 2018 Tacoma does offer an upgrade to its standard engine while the 2019 Honda Ridgeline does not. The optional engine of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma is a 3.5L V6 that supplies it with 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, or about the same as the 2019 Ridgeline, but only averages 17 MPG City/ 20 MPG HWY which is significantly less than the 2019 Ridgeline provides.

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline has standard seating for five people while the 2018 Tacoma only has standard seating for four. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma also offers a double cab to expand seating to five passengers but the 2019 Ridgeline still provides more overall passenger space than the 2018 Tacoma does. Other available amenities offered for the 2019 Honda Ridgeline include an 8” Color Touchscreen Display, an 8-Speaker Stereo System, and a Truck-Bed Audio System as well. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma only makes available a 7” Touchscreen, a 6-Speaker Stereo, and does not offer a Truck-Bed Audio System. With a more powerful standard engine, a larger cabin, and better available interior features the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is the easy choice over the 2018 Tacoma. Take the 2019 Honda Ridgeline for a test drive today at Davenport Auto in Rocky Mount, NC.