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2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma

The midsize pickup truck class is slated to become one of the most exciting segments in the automotive industry. A comparison between the 2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma will give potential buyers an interesting way to examine their choices within this densely packed class. A high-level view of these two midsize pickup trucks will reveal that the 2020 Ridgeline offers a few interesting advantages including in performance and overall fuel economy scores*. Additionally, the 2020 Honda Ridgeline has been praised by independent online reviews for offering, ‘superior ride and handling.’ Those same experts have noted that some people might not like the tall step-up height offered by the 2020 Tacoma. Meridian Honda customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Honda Ridgeline today by calling, 601-693-4651.

The secret to the smooth handling offered by the 2020 Honda Ridgeline comes as a function of how it is built. Honda engineers have employed a unibody construction that is similar to that of the automaker’s SUVs, as well as the truck’s independent rear suspension. On the other hand, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma is built like a traditional pickup truck that might offer some advantages in some situations, but overall, it will lead to a rougher ride. The 2020 Honda Ridgeline is available in a quartet of trim grades, Sport, RTL, RTL-E and Black Edition. The top two Ridgeline trim grades are equipped with a power outlet that can power appliances and tools. While the Tacoma also has this feature, only the Ridgeline offers a secure in-bed storage compartment that can also double as a cooler.

 

2020 Ridgeline Sport, 2WD Vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma
3.5-L, V-6 Base Engine 2.7-L, 4-Cyl.
280/262 Horsepower/Torque 159/180
Nine-speed auto Transmission Six-speed auto
19/26* Fuel Economy 20/23

 

Performance Specs

All four trim grades of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline will employ the same powertrain. The 2020 version of the Honda midsize pickup truck will feature a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter, V-6 engine that will be attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission with two- and all-wheel-drive options available. It will make 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Versions of the 2020 Ridgeline with two-wheel-drive will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds and models with all-wheel-drive will be able to pull up to 5,000 pounds.

Toyota Tacoma owners will have a couple of powertrain options to consider. The standard set up is a 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will make fewer than 160 horsepower and under 200 pound-feet of torque. The Tacoma’s V-6 engine also makes less power than the standard engine used by the 2020 Ridgeline.

*19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 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.

A front left quarter photo of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline pulling a trailer.
A photo of the 2020 Ridgeline being filled with field rocks.

A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2020 Honda Ridgeline.
An interior photo of the seats in the 2020 Ridgeline.