2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

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

It is easy to take notice of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma because of their strong and stylish exterior appeal. What is not as easy to notice is what makes both of these two trucks the true workhorses that they are. They both provide their owners with a powerful and efficient drivetrain, real-world capability, and interior amenities and comforts to help get the job done with ease and style. Either of these two trucks would be a welcome addition to your workforce, but after a closer inspection of their similarities and differences one does start to stand above the other.

2018 Honda Ridgeline


2018 Toyota Tacoma

3.5L 24-Valve V6 Standard Engine 3.5L 24-Valve V6
280 HP/ 262 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 278 HP/ 265 LB-FT
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors

Differences Between the 2018 Ridgeline & the 2018 Tacoma

On top of the almost identical drivetrain specs of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, they both also offer All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as an option. While the 2018 Ridgeline doesn’t offer AWD on its base trim level, it does come standard on the top two trim levels, the 2018 Tacoma only makes AWD standard on its top trim level. The 2018 Honda Ridgeline also comes equipped with standard MacPherson Front Struts and a Multi-Link Rear Suspension while the 2018 Toyota Tacoma only gets a coil-spring double wishbone front suspension and a leaf spring rear suspension.

The interior of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline gets loaded with an available 8” Color Touchscreen with an 8-Speaker Stereo with Subwoofer, Bluetooth Connectivity, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, and USB Audio Interface & Charging Ports. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma’s touchscreen display is only 7” and comes with a 7-speaker stereo. Even with all of the similarities between the 2018 Honda Ridgeline and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, the 2018 Ridgeline offers slightly better fuel economy and has more interior amenities than the 2018 Tacoma. Take the 2018 Honda Ridgeline for a test drive at Cale Yarborough Honda in Florence, SC today.

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