Fuel Economy:n The Ridgeline returns 18 miles per gallon in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in combined driving.n The Tacoma returns an EPA-...
Fuel Economy:n The Ridgeline returns 18 miles per gallon in the city, 25 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in combined driving.n The Tacoma returns an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city/23 mpg hwy/20 mpg combined.nn2.
Honda’s offering is simply more modern and livable than the aging Toyota Tacoma, though, admittedly, it’s probably nowhere near as capable off road or while towing.nn3.
Pros of Honda Ridgeline:nSmooth ridenQuality interiornDiverse and unique tech featuresnVersatile bed and interior storagenn4.
Invoice Price:n2018 Honda Ridgeline:n$27,191n2018 Toyota Tacoma:n$23,813nn5.
Pros of Toyota Tacoma:nImpressive off-road chopsnSmooth and competent V-6nAvailable manual transmissionnn6.
The Ridgeline offers slightly more horsepower, but the Tacoma is capable of towing significantly more weight.nn7.
The Tacoma, however, eats its lunch off-road.
If you're looking to get your truck dirty, this time-honored Toyota pickup is likely your best option, period.
It has a huge 9.4-inch ground clearance, and its approach angle is between 29 and 32 degrees. n Honda’s ground clearance of 7.87 inches and approach angle of 20.1 degrees.nn8.
Cons of Toyota Tacoma:nUncomfortable seating positionnCrude driving dynamicsnFeels flexynn9.
Cons of Honda Ridgeline:nCounterintuitive touch-screen audio systemnLower towing capacity than rivalsnn10.
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in):nHonda Ridgeline:n13nToyota Tacoma:n10nn11.
Technology:n Honda does offer features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, adaptive cruise control and advanced safety tech not available on the Toyota.nn12.
Con of Honda Ridgeline:nDull steeringnn13.
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is the most comfortable truck you can drive today.
It has the capability that many casual buyers want, but it’s not the choice for heavy duty users.nn14.
For those in need of traditional truck capabilities, the Toyota Tacoma is the way to go. It can venture places off road the Ridgeline would cower from, its available long bed allows you to carry larger objects and its greater towing capacity should allow you to bring along heavier toys. nn15.
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is a mid-size pickup with the right-sized attitude: it’s nimble off road, capable, and just enough truck for many buyers.nn16.
For those more interested in a truck's look and added bed capability, the Ridgeline has sufficient capability for most, plus superior driving manners and an abundance of clever features.
Its greater comfort and space also make it a better choice for families.