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2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Split screen images of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and the 2018 Honda Ridgeline

In the mid-size pickup truck market, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and the 2018 Honda Ridgeline are two of the top players. Today, we are putting them head-to-head to see which comes out on top and offers the best mix of capability and features for the money. 

As you can see from the specs below, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma has a head start off the bat with a starting MSRP that is over $4,000 less than the starting MSRP on the 2018 Ridgeline meaning drivers will likely pay less overall for 2018 Tacoma models compared to similar 2018 Ridgeline counterparts. On top of that, the 2018 Tacoma also has a max towing capacity that is 1,800 pounds over the max towing capacity on the 2018 Ridgeline. Find additional specs and an active safety comparison for each model below.  

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2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Honda Ridgeline
$25,200 Starting MSRP $29,730
5 Max Seating Capacity 5
6,800 Pounds Max Towing Capacity 5,000 Pounds
Toyota Safety Sense Standard Active Safety N/A

2018 Toyota Tacoma Now Features Standard Toyota Safety Sense 

Thanks to some upgrades for the 2018 model year, every single Toyota Tacoma trim level comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense active safety bundle. Honda also has their own in-brand active safety system named Honda Sensing, but it is only included on select higher trim levels of the 2018 Ridgeline for a lot more money than the starting MSRP.   

The Toyota Safety Sense bundle includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control. These systems, in tandem with safe driving practices, can help to reduce the likelihood of accidents on the road which is important for all drivers, but especially those who plan to do any family hauling in their pickup.  

Overall, the standard active safety and increased towing capabilities of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma help to make it one of the most value-packed mid-size pickups for the money. It's our choice for the better buy vs the 2018 Honda Ridgeline.  

Pickup truck shoppers near Birmingham, Alabama can find the 2018 Toyota Tacoma available now at the Serra Toyota dealership at 1300 Center Point Parkway. Stop by today!

2018 Toyota Tacoma front seats and center console
2018 Toyota Tacoma sunroof
2018 Toyota Tacoma front interior
2018 Toyota Tacoma driver gauges


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