2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 Honda Ridgeline

Light-duty pickup trucks have long been a staple of the automotive industry; they're able to provide the capability you need from larger pickups that combines with the adrenaline-inducing fun that smaller models have in ample quantities. Today, we have two of the top performers in the light-duty industry on display for you in the form of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma and 2018 Honda Ridgeline. Both have become iconic for their commitment to quality assurance and relentless performance for you as a driver, but how well do they match up head-to-head?

Our sales team here at Magnussen's Toyota Palo Alto is dedicated to bringing you a car buying experience that is both informational and entertaining. We've done some research on the Tacoma and Ridgeline trucks, so join us as we see what both of these have to offer!

Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline models driving in sand

2017 Tacoma vs 2018 Ridgeline
$24,575  Starting MSRP  $29,630 
2.7-liter Inline 4 / 3.5-liter V6  Engine Options   3.5-liter V6 
159-278 hp / 280-265 lb-ft   Horsepower / Torque  280 hp / 262 lb-ft 
Up to 6,800 pounds  Maximum Towing Capacity 5,000 pounds 

2017 Toyota Tacoma Palo Alto CA

It doesn't matter where you're headed or what you're doing; with the 2017 Toyota Tacoma in Palo Alto CA or 2018 Honda Ridgeline by your side, there's nothing you won't be able to accomplish. Both of these models are worthy competition for each other, and each are in tune to a specific drive style you're looking for.

The Ridgeline, with its intelligent All-Wheel Drive system, is able to handle any condition on the road with ease. The Tacoma, with its 4-wheel drive capability and transfer case, is more geared for off-roading and conquering different terrain, though it's no slouch on any surface. That's not all; with an ultra-smooth 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission in tow, the Tacoma is able to give drivers one of the most responsive driving experiences out there. In addition, thanks to a wealth of safety and driver assistance features on board as part of the Toyota Safety Sense™ suite, you can ride on in confidence and assurance in ways that the competition simply can't match.

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma has more than proven its worth in the industry, and if you're looking to get behind the wheel for a test drive, feel free to contact our sales team. We're more than happy to help with any questions you may have!

Tan Toyota Tacoma scaling up inclined hill
2017 Toyota Tacoma dashboard and steering wheel with view of sand dunes through windshield
Blue Toyota Tacoma rear shot with tailgate and bumper prominently shown
Brown Toyota Tacoma seats with center console shown