2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Silver Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline models positioned next to each other in comparison shot

Light-duty pickup trucks have seen their stock in the automotive market grow at record paces in the last few years. The reasons for this are obvious; not only do they provide spirited punch and precision for consumer-friendly prices, but you'll still be able to take advantage of all the versatility and energy that larger pickups already provide. Two of the most trusted pickups on the market today include the 2018 Toyota Tacoma and 2018 Honda Ridgeline; both can handle every need, whether you're looking for bold styling, strong engines, or an efficient way around the worksite. Our question is, which one is best for your needs?

It's a top priority of ours to make your truck-buying experience comfortable, informative and fun, so our Salinas Toyota team has done some extensive research on what the 2018 Tacoma and 2018 Ridgeline bring to the table. Let's dive right in so you can find your favorite of the two!

2018 Tacoma 


2018 Ridgeline 

$25,200  MSRP  $29,730 
3.5-liter V6 / 278 horsepower  Largest Available Engine / Horsepower  3.5-liter V6 / 280 horsepower 
Up to 6,800 pounds  Maximum Towing Capacity  Up to 5,000 pounds 
20 miles per gallon city / 23 highway  Fuel Economy  19 miles per gallon city / 26 highway 

Get the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in Salinas CA

Just by looking at the table above, you start to get a clear picture of what the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in Salinas CA and 2018 Honda Ridgeline can do. The horsepower rating you can expect from each model is roughly equivalent, though with added options the Tacoma is more adept at towing all that you need to bring along for the ride. That's not all the advantages that it features either; with available Crawl Control, Hill-start Assist Control and Multi-Terrain Select (all of which being more sophisticated advancements than that of the Ridgeline), the Tacoma excels where most other competitors don't – off the beaten path. Also, regardless of where you are you can trust the Tacoma to keep you safe and secure in ways that the Ridgeline simply cannot. This is because of a wide range of driver assistance features as part of Toyota Safety Sense. They include:

  • Lane Departure Alert
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Many more!

The 2018 Tacoma has so much more to offer, and we invite you to come see it here at Salinas Toyota! You can schedule a test drive and find a payment plan that's right for your budget, so you're more than welcome to get behind the wheel of this light-duty marvel today!