2019 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma

Midsize pickup trucks represent a very interesting segment of the automotive industry. Among the available options, there are some interesting elements that make the Honda Ridgeline standout. When the automaker redesigned its pickup truck a few years ago, they chose to employ a unibody construction instead of the body-on-frame method used by its competitors. For the new model year, a comparison of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma will explain why this will be an advantage in favor of customers shopping at Heather Cannon Honda. In short, the 2019 Ridgeline offers a more driver-friendly handling profile, according to independent online vehicle reviews. Potential owners can schedule a test drive today by calling, 580-749-5155.

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is available in six primary trim levels: RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-L, RTL-E and Black Edition. Each of these trims offers an increasing set of standard and available equipment. The entry-level RT version of the Honda Ridgeline offers a standard tow hitch, cruise control and a dual-action tailgate. Buyers choosing the 2019 Toyota Tacoma will not have any of these features as standard equipment. When it comes to technology, the 2019 Ridgeline has a clear advantage over the 2019 Tacoma. Customers who opt for the top three trim grades will have a version of the Honda infotainment system that is compatible with applications from the Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ suites. The Tacoma doesn't currently offer this capability.

 

2019 Honda Ridgeline Vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma
3.5-L, V-6 Engine 2.7-L, 4-Cyl.
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 159/180
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed manual
5,000 lbs. Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs.

 

Performance and towing information

One area where the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is able to clearly outperform the 2019 Toyota Tacoma is performance. Honda engineers have chosen to keep powertrain options for the new Ridgeline model as straightforward as possible. All six trim grades employ a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine making 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Heather Cannon Honda customers will be able to choose front- or all-wheel-drive, depending on which trim they take home. Models with front-wheel-drive can tow up to 3,500 pounds and all-wheel-drive versions can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The 2019 Tacoma also offers a V-6 engine, but it's only available on higher trims or as an available option. Either way, Toyota customers will pay more to match the standard performance of the 2019 Ridgeline.

A photo of rocks being placed in the back of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline.
A photo of the rear seat in the 2019 Honda Ridgeline.

A photo of the infotainment system in the 2019 Ridgeline.
A photo of the lockable storage compartment in the cargo bed of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline.