2020 Toyota Tacoma

2020 Toyota Tacoma

2020 Honda Ridgeline

2020 Honda Ridgeline

2020 Tacoma vs. 2020 Ridgeline

If you need a practical truck for hauling, towing, and the daily drive, you’ll find that the market is filled with tough competition. The Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline are top competitors within the compact pickup segment, as they balance power and efficiency for approachable prices. Both of these vehicles call for a closer look before you make your decision, so let’s compare them to see which one can get the job done with all the power and features you’re looking for.

Hauling & Towing

The ability to deliver a heavy payload is a defining factor for any pickup truck, and the Tacoma leads the Ridgeline in both towing capacity and truck bed capacity. When fully optimized for towing, the Tacoma can pull up to 6,800 pounds, well above its rival’s 5,000-pound limit. If you need to carry heavy tools or any other cargo in the truck bed, the Tacoma’s 1,685-pound hauling max easily outweighs the Ridgeline’s 1,580-pound capacity.

User-Friendly Technology

When you’re in the driver’s seat, your focus must remain on the road ahead. No one wants to split their attention between driving and navigating a slow infotainment interface, and your experience will differ greatly between the Tacoma and Ridgeline. Toyota has equipped their truck with a responsive touchscreen
infotainment system with straightforward menus and functions. On the other hand, critics have not been impressed with the Ridgeline’s slow and unintuitive controls. Both trucks come with standard smartphone connectivity, while the Tacoma also features Amazon Alexa.

2020 Toyota Tacoma Interior

2020 Toyota Tacoma Center Console2020 Toyota Tacoma Steering Wheel2020 Toyota Tacoma Trunk space

2020 Honda Ridgeline Interior

2020 Honda Ridgeline Center Console2020 Honda Ridgeline Steering Wheel2020 Honda Ridgeline Trunk space

Off-Road Capability

Not every job can be accessed by smoothly paved roads, so a durable truck should also be able to venture off the beaten path when duty calls. When you need to leave the streets behind, the Tacoma rises to the occasion with impressive off-roading athleticism. While any trim can handle trail duties, Toyota offers specialized trims for unparalleled performance. The TRD Pro trim comes with aluminum skid plates, an electronic locking rear differential, crawl control, multi-terrain selection, and specialized suspension. You can also opt for the TRD Off-Road version with off-road suspension and Bilstein shocks. While the Ridgeline isn’t shy about getting dirt on its tires, it doesn’t offer any off-road variations, and it falls behind its compact truck classmates whenever the pavement ends.

Come Find Your Truck at Miller Toyota in Manassas

If it sounds like the Toyota Tacoma is the right truck for your situation, let us connect you with the right trim and tools here at Miller Toyota. You’re welcome to call or come see us to learn more about Toyota’s compact pickup, look under the hood, and even hop in the driver’s seat to take it for a test run. We know you’ll be thrilled with the Tacoma’s performance and handling, and our professionals will be standing by to set up a stress-free financing plan. You can even get that started before your visit by applying online.

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