2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Honda Ridgeline

2018 toyota tacoma vs 2018 honda ridgeline

The compact pickup truck has been on the rise over the past handful of years. There's a good reason too, drivers looking for a truck but don't need the humongous size and strength of a full-size pickup and want better efficiency than a mid-size can find great value in the compact class. But, with so many available options and models, which stand out from the rest?

That's what we're here to find out! We create these model comparison pages to find out how some of the most popular models in the most competitive classes compare side-by-side to one another. For this comparison, we're going to be looking at the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and 2018 Honda Ridgeline. Let's see which of these compacts comes out on top!

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2018 Toyota Tacoma
2018 Honda Ridgeline
278 HP Horsepower 280 HP
265 lbs.-ft. Torque 262 lbs.-ft.
6,400 lbs. Max Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs.
40.6 ft. Curb to Curb Turning Radius 44.4 ft.

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Whether you're looking at the Toyota Tacoma or Honda Ridgeline, it's not hard to see why they're so popular among drivers! Both compact pickup trucks offer substantial performance and strength that is very appealing to drivers who don't want to sacrifice too much in the way of muscle when scaling down to the compact. However, when you compare the two, it's clear the Toyota Tacoma holds the edge over its Honda competitor.

In terms of raw power measurements, the Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline are nearly identical. There is little difference between their horsepower and torque capabilities. Where they really separate is how they use that raw power. Clearly, the Toyota Tacoma doesn't waste an ounce of energy as it offers an impressive max towing capacity of 6,400 lbs. Meanwhile, despite having similar strength, the Ridgeline's towing capacity comes in much lower at just 5,000 lbs. Not only that, but the Toyota Tacoma is also nimbler than the Honda Ridgeline, evidenced by its much tighter curb to curb turning radius. This is important, especially for the drivers who are looking for a compact pickup because they're not as big and bulky as other pickups.

That's not all, though. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma also comes with numerous advanced safety features and driver-assist technologies to make the driving experience as safe as possible. Like the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, which helps prevent collisions by determining if a collision is likely and alerts the driver and may even automatically apply the brakes.

Want to learn more about the 2018 Toyota Tacoma? Ready to get behind the wheel of one? Contact our staff at Hesser Toyota for more information or to schedule a test drive today!

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