When buying a new pickup truck, drivers may think of brands like Chevy or Ford, and sometimes even Ram. But what true pickup enthusiasts know is that brands like Honda and Toyota are competing strongly in the market as well, with unique options that put some domestic brands to shame. To show you what we mean and help you determine which truck should be the next addition to your garage, we’ll help you compare the 2019 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2019 Toyota Tacoma right here.
Though Ford and Chevy like to make the exterior of their trucks look overly bold and powerful, the reality is that both the Ridgeline and Tacoma come with plenty of power, while also donning a sporty appearance. With the Ridgeline RTL-T delivering more horsepower and the Tacoma Limited delivering more torque, there is really no bad option when it comes to engine power.
2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL-T
2019 Toyota Tacoma Limited
|From $37,000*||MSRP||From $40,565|
|280 hp, 262 lb-ft of torque||Engine Specs||278 hp, 265 lb-ft of torque|
|6,019 pounds||Gross Vehicle Weight Rating||5,600 pounds|
|18 city/25 hwy/21 combined (with AWD)**||MPG with AWD||18 city/22 hwy/20 combined (with AWD)|
But, things aren’t as equal when comparing fuel economy figures. With AWD, the Ridgeline RTL-T manages an impressive 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg.* Fuel economy may not be your biggest priority with a truck, but when you can get the same amount of power at less of a fuel cost... why not?
What you may care more about is just how much you can carry around in your pickup. Well, despite having a lighter curb weight than the Tacoma, the Ridgeline manages a high gross vehicle weight rating, or GVWR. This is essentially how much your vehicle can safely weigh after you’ve added passengers and cargo, and with the Ridgeline it’s a stellar 6,019 lbs.
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline certainly takes the cake over the 2019 Toyota Tacoma in key areas, but don’t just take our word for it. Come take a test drive here at Hilton Head Honda and see for yourself.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2019 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.