Honda Ridgeline or Toyota Tacoma: Which is the Better Weekender?

October 28th, 2018 by

The Honda Ridgeline and the Toyota Tacoma are both serious contenders in the tough new compact pickup truck segment–or, as we like to call it, the Weekender Truck segment.

These small-to-midsize trucks aren’t the hefty powerhouses of other lineups–their towing and payload capacities don’t begin to scratch the ratings of full-size light-duty or heavy-duty trucks. But, they don’t have to.

Trucks like these aren’t meant for mega-towing or hauling big blocks of concrete. They’re better suited for hauling four-wheelers, camping supplies, hunting gear, and other hobby equipment.

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline and the 2019 Tacoma are both perfect for seizing the day, and not losing out on a single hour of your weekend.

So, which one of these–Ridgeline vs Tacoma–is going to be right for you?

Compare Features

The 2019 Tacoma does offer a cool GoPro mount in the cabin–not the GoPro itself, but a mount for it. Other than that, features are generally unremarkable. The Tacoma doesn’t even offer Apple CarPlay, which is becoming a staple feature among vehicles geared toward the adventurous. You can, however, get Qi wireless charging capabilities.

The 2019 Ridgeline, on the other hand, is jam-packed with great features, including a dual-action tailgate (open down or out to the side), an in-bed stereo system, and a built-in, waterproof, lockable compartment in the bed. Tailgating has reached new heights in this smart new weekender.

Compare Engine Options and Performance

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline offers a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine, good for 262 pound-feet of torque and 280 horsepower. Compares that to the 2019 Tacoma, which only offers a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, making just 180 pound-feet of torque and 159 horsepower. There is an available Tacoma V6, but you’ll pay a lot more for it.

Want to know more about the Honda Ridgeline vs Tacoma? Explore inventory online, or contact the team at Gwinnett Place Honda.

*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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