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2019 Honda Ridgeline 2019 Toyota Tacoma Versus

2019 Honda Ridgeline


2019 Toyota Tacoma

3.5-liter V6


2.7-liter 4-Cylinder
19 city / 26 hwy*

Fuel Economy

20 city / 23 hwy
280 HP


159 HP


$29,990  to  $43,420**
$31,815  to  $45,365

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Differences Between 2019 Honda Ridgeline & 2019 Toyota Tacoma

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The Honda Ridgeline is truly a one-of-a-kind pickup. It's designed as an all-around pleaser, well-rounded and worth every penny. The Ridgeline also boasts the most spacious cargo bed of any truck in its class. For 2019, there are plenty of trim levels from which to choose, each of which offering a distinctive list of standard features.

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is worth a look, and it offers plenty of standard features. It also bests the 2019 Ridgeline when it comes to off-road capability. However, in terms of interior design, ride comfort, and overall utility capabilities, the Tacoma lags somewhat behind the well-designed Ridgeline.

Interior Design

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline is available only as a crew-cab design, something that sets it apart from competing models in its segment. The interior is spacious, the doors open wide for easy entry and exit, and storage cubbies are everywhere. All of the driver controls are within easy reach, and all buttons are clearly marked. A console shifter replaces the old column shifter. The base trim comes with air conditioning, push-button start, cruise control, and a power-lock system that also controls the dual-action tailgate. The rear seating area is spacious, and the rear seats flip up to reveal the flat load floor. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is available in several cab configurations, but the crew cab has a rather smallish rear seating area. The Tacoma's materials quality is also a bit less appealing that what one finds inside the Ridgeline.

Ride Comfort

No other mid-size pickup offers a more comfortable, bump-free ride than the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. Superior suspension and excellent handling make for a smooth ride for passengers. This isn't a great off-road vehicle because of the low stance, but getting in and out of the cab is a breeze. Noise reduction is fantastic, and Honda has improved the already quiet-ride Ridgeline even further in the past couple of years. Tire and wind noise are virtually non-existent. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has a higher stance, making it a good choice for off-road travel, but the passengers will feel every bump and dip in the road. It's also a real task finding a good turning point in the rear seats for easy exit.


This is where the 2019 Honda Ridgeline outpaces all competing models including the 2019 Toyota Tacoma. Those who want to load 4- by 8-ft sheets of plywood are out of luck with the Tacoma, but flip up the rear seats in the Ridgeline, and suddenly there's an 8-ft bed length. Even with the seats flipped down, one can stow a large duffel under there. The car-like unibody construction and fully independent suspension system makes this truck more rugged than what the outward appearance might suggest. The 5,000-pound towing capacity isn't a world-beater, but it's superior to what most mid-size trucks offer. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma can haul more if the V6 engine is chosen, but this really bumps up the price. The Tacoma also has a less solid bed, and a special package must be ordered if the buyer wants additional tie-downs or bed compartments.

See the 2019 Honda Ridgeline today at Jeff Wyler Honda. This is a well-rounded truck that's designed to appeal to the masses rather than a small segment of the pick-up shopper. You'll like its nice mix of interior refinements, cargo capabilities, and smooth, quiet ride. See how it compares to the more utilitarian Toyota Tacoma.

*Based on 2019 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.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.