If you are looking for a real truck, that’s compact and maneuverable, but still has the guts to get the job done, then you have likely considered options like the Toyota Tacoma. Allow us to show you that the Tacoma truly has what it takes to be your next truck with our 2019 Toyota Tacoma vs 2019 Honda Ridgeline comparison.
Of course, if you are hunting for your next truck in the Pittsburgh, PA area, and you want it to be a Tacoma, then the fine team at Baierl Toyota will be more than happy to help you out. Just click the link below to see all the Tacoma models that we currently have in stock or stop in to see us and see what one of these machines can do in person. If you still need more convincing first, then keep reading our comparison below.
Buying a truck shouldn’t cost a fortune, especially when you are looking at compact trucks in the same class as the Tacoma and Ridgeline. However, when you look at the starting MSRP of these two models, one thing quickly becomes apparent. The Tacoma wants to save you money. The Ridgeline? Not so much. Though the gap does narrow a little as you go up in trim level, even the top Tacoma TRD Pro with real off-road prowess is still more affordable in terms of MSRP than the top Ridgeline model.
On top of that, the Tacoma is built like a truck. That means you get to choose between four-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive and you can get up to 6,800 pounds of towing capability. The Ridgeline, on the other hand, is built like a car, which is why front-wheel drive is the default option.
For many truck buyers, a choice of cabs is important. The Tacoma gives you a choice. If you are going to be moving people a lot, you can select the Double Cab, or if you would prefer to optimize your bed space or your wheelbase, you can opt for the Access Cab which still gives you room for four people. The Ridgeline gives you the same cab and the same bed regardless of your wants or need.
Finally, we come to features. The Tacoma includes Toyota Safety Sense as a standard feature which means you get to enjoy features like adaptive cruise control on every trim level of the 2019 Tacoma. To get that particular feature on the Ridgeline you will have to go up not just one or two trims but four trim levels.