2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Toyota Tacoma

Mid-size pickup trucks appeal to car shoppers searching for a vehicle that delivers practical performance capabilities, while delivering nimble handling and a comfortable driving experience. Looking at the 2018 Honda Ridgeline vs the 2017 Toyota Tacoma will compare two models in the midsize pickup truck segment.

Driving the performance of these two trucks are the engine options offered. The base engine offered on the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, while the 2018 Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6. Performance numbers on the Honda V-6 check in at 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, while the Toyota four-cylinder is rated at 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. The V-6 engine helps the 2018 Ridgeline offer a maximum towing rating of up to 5,000 pounds, when properly equipped.

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2018 Honda Ridgeline VS 2017 Toyota Tacoma
3.5-liter V-6 Base Engine 2.7-liter four-cylinder
280 horsepower, 262 pound-feet torque Engine Performance 159 horsepower, 180 pound-feet torque
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6 Trim Levels 6

2018 Honda Ridgeline Trim Levels and Features

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline and 2017 Toyota Tacoma will both be offered in six trim levels. Each trim level comes equipped with a different collection of comfort, safety and technology features. The list of standard and available features offered on the 2018 Ridgeline includes:

  • Bed lights

  • In-Bed Trunk

  • Smart entry

  • Push-button start

  • Leather-trimmed interior

  • Heated seats

  • HD radio

  • HondaLink

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity

The 2018 Honda Ridgeline can also be equipped with the Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance systems. Assistance features offered on the 2018 Ridgeline include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System

  • Road Departure Mitigation System

  • Forward Collision Warning

  • Lane Departure Warning

  • Honda LaneWatch

  • Lane Keeping Assist System

  • Adaptive Cruise Control

  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor

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2018 Honda Ridgeline bed trunk

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