Would You Choose the Honda Ridgeline or the New Toyota Tacoma?

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  Would You Choose the Honda Ridgeline or the New Toyota Tacoma?

You don't have to need a truck, to want a truck.

It's likely with this in mind that models like the 2019 Honda Ridgeline and the 2019 Toyota Tacoma were designed, engineered, and produced: the small, everyday truck that maybe couldn't tow a house, but it sure could move furniture from the flea market.

The Tacoma has been around for a while. The Ridgeline is a newer kid on the block. And, the small truck segment seems to be growing every year.

But if you're looking for a capable, practical, and fun compact or midsize pickup truck in McKinney, the Tacoma and the Honda Ridgeline are likely going to be where you start.

Compare Honda Ridgeline vs Toyota Tacoma here to see some of the main similarities and differences.



  • 2019 Honda Ridgeline: starts at $29,990*
  • 2019 Toyota Tacoma starts at $25,550

Sure--on paper, it looks like the Tacoma would be a better value. But remember the old saying: you get what you pay for. The base Tacoma gives you a small handful of standard features, and a 159-horsepower 4-cylinder engine--that's less than some sedans. There is a V6 available, but it'll cost you a pretty penny to upgrade.

The Honda Ridgeline, on the other hand, comes standard with a 280-horsepower V6 engine. It's more powerful than the Tacoma, even if you outfit the Toyota truck with its optional upgrade.


The Fun Stuff

Top Toyota Tacoma features:

  • GoPro mount
  • Available Qi Wireless Charging
  • 4WD

Top Honda Ridgeline features:

  • Dual-action tailgate
  • In-bed stereo system
  • Built-in bed compartment that's waterproof, drainable, and lockable
  • Advanced lighting features

You can learn more about the Honda Ridgeline vs Tacoma--and more top competitors--by exploring our online inventory or research pages, or by chatting with the team at Honda Cars of McKinney.


*Any prices shown are Honda suggested retail prices only. MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices. Honda vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.


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