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2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Ridgeline in Red vs 2018 Tacoma in Blue

The pickup truck segment has transformed in recent years, advancing alongside other segments in technology, efficiency, and innovation. The Honda Ridgeline received a complete redesign for the 2017 model year, and the 2018 Ridgeline continues to raise the bar. Check out this 2018 Honda Ridgeline vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma comparison. 

The chart below highlights the Ridgeline RT and Tacoma SR, both base models. The RT boasts a larger engine than the SR, so it delivers much more power under the hood--121 more horses to be exact, as well as an additional 82 lb-ft of torque. Perform tougher jobs with the Ridgeline's higher towing capacity on AWD models. Finally, only the Ridgeline offers the innovative, versatile dual-action tailgate. 

2018 Honda

Ridgeline RT


2018 Toyota

Tacoma SR

3.5L SOHC i-VTEC® V6 24-valve &

6-speed automatic

Engine &

Transmission Specs

2.7L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder &

6-speed automatic

280 horsepower & 

262 lb-ft torque

Horsepower &

Torque Output

159 horsepower &

180 lb-ft of torque

5,000 lbs. (AWD) – 3,500 lbs. (2WD)

Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs.

Yes &


In-Bed Storage &

Dual-Action Tailgate

Yes &


*5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. for 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.

2018 Honda Ridgeline Accessories

Although the 2018 Ridgeline is loaded with premium features and innovative technologies to enhance the driving experience, many Ridgeline owners prefer to customize the pick-up truck with styling, equipment, and other types of available genuine Honda accessories. For example, available all-season floor mats serve as a protective layer between the elements and the Ridgeline's original carpeting. 

Additional 2018 Honda Ridgeline accessory options include the following: 

  • Illuminated Door Sill Trim
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Cross Bars
  • Roof Mount Bike Attachment
  • Bed Extender
  • Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • CD Player
  • Cargo Tray
  • ...and more!