2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 honda ridgeline and 2018 toyota tacoma side by side

Drivers in the market for a new pickup truck have a lot of great options. Two of the most popular trucks on the market are the 2018 Honda Ridgeline and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma - but which will better fit your driving needs?

Denver-area drivers in search of performance are in luck with the new Ridgeline. All trim levels of the 2018 Honda Ridgeline (RT, Sport, RTL, RTL-T, RTL-E and Black Edition) are fitted with a 280-hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine. The Ridgeline's engine is bigger (3.5-liter vs 2.7-liter), more powerful (280-hp vs 159-hp) and more efficient (22 combined mpg** vs 21 combined mpg) than the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. When properly equipped, the new Honda Ridgeline offers drivers a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, as well as a maximum payload of 1,580 pounds.

Keep reading to take a closer look at more differences between the 2018 Honda Ridgeline and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.

2018 Honda Ridgeline RT 2WD


2018 Toyota Tacoma SR

$29,730* Starting MSRP $25,200
280-hp, 3.5-liter V6 engine Powertrain 159-hp, 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine
19 City / 26 Highway mpg** Fuel Economy 19 City / 23 Highway mpg
Rear 60-40 split-folding bench seat Second Row Split Bench Seat Not available

2018 Honda Ridgeline Specs and Features


The 2018 Honda Ridgeline also bests the 2018 Toyota Tacoma when it comes to interior comfort and spaciousness. The new Ridgeline offers drivers and passengers more first and second-row headroom, hip room and shoulder room than the new Tacoma. Additionally, the Ridgeline offers seating for five passengers while the new Tacoma only offers seating for four passengers. For drivers in search of the most spacious and comfortable interior, the new Honda Ridgeline is a great pick.

Also available inside the new Ridgeline is the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety technology, featuring a number of innovative and high-tech features, including:

  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Road Departure Mitigation System™
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

The Honda Sensing suite of safety technology is included as standard equipment on Ridgeline RTL-E and Black Edition models.

Schedule a test drive of a 2018 Honda Ridgeline model at Planet Honda today!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices. 
**Based on 2018 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.