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2019 Honda Ridgeline vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma

2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma

Looking for your next truck? Find out why you should consider Honda with our 2019 Honda Ridgeline vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma comparison. Specifically, we will be looking at the similarly-equipped Ridgeline RTL trim and the Tacoma TRD Sport trim. This lets us look at the V6 engine options for both. Out the gate though, the Ridgeline offers some unique features that you can’t find on the Tacoma including an in-bed trunk and a dual action tailgate. At the Ridgeline RTL trim level, you also get a one-touch power moonroof and a power sliding rear window, both of which are not available at the TRD Sport trim level of the Tacoma.

Keep reading to see how these two truck models compare. If you want to see a new Honda Ridgeline inventory in Meridian, then click the link below to see what Meridian Honda has in store for you.

2019 Honda Ridgeline RTL


2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport

280 Horsepower 278
19-City / 26-Highway / 22-Combined (FWD)* Efficiency (MPG) 19-City / 24-Highway / 21-Combined (RWD)
36.7” Rear Legroom 32.6” (Double Cab)
FWD/AWD Drivetrain Options RWD/AWD

How does the Honda Ridgeline compare to the Toyota Tacoma?

Interestingly, the Ridgeline gives you more horsepower at the RTL trim level than the TRD Sport. One key difference that isn’t addressed in the chart above, is that the V6 engine in the Ridgeline comes standard even at the base model trim. For the Tacoma, we had to go up a few trim levels before we got a V6 option. The more powerful V6 of the Ridgeline also gets better fuel efficiency according to EPA estimates.*

The Tacoma offers multiple cab options at the TRD Sport trim level for 2019, and the Double Cab is the largest. Even with the largest cab, the leg room for rear-row passengers pales in comparison to that offered by the Ridgeline at every trim level. The smaller Access Cab for the Tacoma is even more cramped with only 24.6” of rear legroom.

Finally, it’s worth taking a look at the drivetrain options for these two trucks. Both models offer all-wheel drive as an option, but the Ridgeline RTL (and other Ridgeline models) is unique in that it offers front-wheel drive as standard. Front wheel drive means your truck will have more traction when it doesn’t have a load, which for most truck users is most of the time.

*19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD models. 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.