The pickup truck segment is among the most competitive in the automotive industry, which can make it difficult to decide which truck might suit your needs. Two of the top options are the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and the 2019 Toyota Tacoma. Here, we compare these two models to determine which pickup truck is the best pick for you.
If you’re shopping for a pickup truck, it’s likely you’re looking for one that has the power and capabilities to conquer any job. While the Tacoma has the advantage over the Ridgeline when it comes to off-road capabilities, there’s one area that the Ridgeline takes the lead in this comparison — performance.
The Tacoma offers two engine options — a 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6. While Tacoma buyers might have more choice, the Ridgeline has more power. Every Honda Ridgeline comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which puts out 280 horsepower. Comparatively, the Tacoma’s 2.7-liter engine puts out 159 horsepower and its 3.5-liter engine produces 278 horsepower.
Your truck bed is a key feature in your pickup, whether you’re planning on using your truck for work or play. In the Ridgeline, you’ll find 33.9 cubic feet of bed cargo volume along with a feature that the Tacoma doesn’t — 7.3 cubic feet of storage inside its truck bed, thanks to its In-Bed Trunk®. This feature has a drain plug so you can convert it into a built-in ice chest — which makes it great for tailgating. It also boasts built-in grocery bag hooks that can be used on your next grocery run.
Along with this extra truck-bed storage, the Ridgeline also has an available 150W/400W Truck Bed Outlet, which will allow you to plug in power tools or even a TV. It also makes it easy to listen to your favorite music while you’re outside your Ridgeline with the available Truck Bed Audio System, which isn’t a feature offered on the 2019 Toyota Tacoma.
See for yourself why the Ridgeline is the superior pickup truck. Come visit Love Honda to test drive the 2019 Honda Ridgeline.