2018 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Midsize pickup trucks like the Toyota Tacoma make for a truly interesting vehicle platform available to buyers. The Toyota Tacoma is well-equipped across all trims and offers lots of capability without the added bulk of a full-size model. For a long time, the Toyota midsize pickup has reigned supreme in the industry segment, but one of the automaker's top rivals has entered the fray with a competing model. A comparison of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2018 Honda Ridgeline will quickly show buyers examining this segment why the Tacoma is still one of the best options available for a midsize pickup. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is currently available at the Spitzer Toyota showroom. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 412-3665-4281.

The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is able to outperform the 2018 Honda Ridgeline in almost every conceivable manner. There is a very tangible reason for this. The 2018 Tacoma is built like an actual pickup truck, whereas the 2018 Ridgeline uses a unibody construction model like a crossover SUV or sedan. Granted this does have some advantages, but the downside is that the Ridgeline isn't as rugged or as strong as the Tacoma. For instance, when properly equipped the 2018 Honda Ridgeline can tow as much as 5,000 pounds, certainly respectable. However, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma offers more than a half-ton of additional towing capacity with a maximum tow-rating of 6,400 pounds. Also, the 2018 Tacoma is available with a real four-wheel-drive system.

 

2018 Toyota Tacoma

Vs.

2018 Honda Ridgeline

3.5-L, V-6 Engine 3.5-L, V-6
278/265 Horsepower/Torque 280/262
Six-speed automatic Transmission Six-speed automatic
6,400 lbs. Max. Towing 5,000 lbs.

 

Performance Specs

Customers looking for a midsize pickup truck and are considering the current versions of the Tacoma or Ridgeline may notice that both use engines with the same amount of displacement and that the Honda has the smallest of power advantages. It is important to note that this is a bit of a red herring. As we stated earlier, the Tacoma easily tows more than the Ridgeline. Additionally, better off-road performance of the 2018 Tacoma is evident – especially in trims bearing the automaker's TRD professional-grade components. Spitzer Toyota customers also have the option of choosing Tacoma models with a 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine, which still has excellent capability scores but is going to also be a bit more fuel-efficient than the V-6 engine.

 

 

A close up photo of the center gauge cluster in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.
An interior photo of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma showing the truck's comfortable front seats.
Another interior photo showing the dashboard and infotainment system used in the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.
A photo of people standing near the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in the desert.

A photo of people getting out of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in the desert.

2018 Tacoma gets major safety upgrade to join rest of new lineup

It was just three short years ago when Toyota introduced a new generation of Tacoma midsize pickup trucks. Ahead of the release date for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, the automaker has unveiled a brief glance at the changes made to the popular, high-performing and fuel-efficient truck. Spitzer Toyota buyers in the Monroeville area will be able to get their first look at the 2018 Tacoma in our showroom in few weeks. In the meantime, our sales staff put together this very handy guide to let you know about the few details we were given.

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