A dependable truck like the Honda Ridgeline or Toyota Tacoma should have a capable truck bed, comfortable cabin, and keep you safe on any terrain.

So, which one is right for you? To help drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning decide, Maguire Honda of Ithaca put together this 2019 Honda Ridgeline vs. Toyota Tacoma comparison.

2019 Honda Ridgeline vs Toyota Tacoma Truck Bed

The bed of the 2019 Honda Ridgeline is as versatile as they come. Its designed to be flat with no wheel wells in the way, so you can slide cargo like plywood in flat. The Dual-Action Tailgate can open straight down like most pickups or swing out like a door.

There's more cargo room than meets the eye. Underneath the truck bed, there's a trunk with 7.3 cubic feet of cargo room. It's lockable and has a drain plug so you can easily hose it off or use it as a cooler.

Plus, with a Bluetooth® compatible 6-speaker sound system built right into the bed, you can enjoy your favorite music while you work or tailgate.

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has a sturdy truck bed, but it has large wheel wells and doesn't have anything like the in-bed trunk, speaker system, or the Dual-Action Tailgate.

2019 Honda Ridgeline vs Toyota Tacoma Interior

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline has a roomy and refined interior that's comfortable whether you're behind the wheel or riding in the back seat. The standard cab has room for up to five people and is as stylish as a family-friendly sedan.

Passengers in the back seat will appreciate the design with 36.7 inches of rear legroom and two full-sized rear doors.

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma doesn't offer as much space or comfort. For one, it isn't as stylish as other Toyota vehicles inside. While there are two cab sizes, the Access Cab only has just 24.6 inches of rear legroom and only has a small, thin set of rear doors.

Sometimes you want to keep your cargo close by. The Honda Ridgeline lets you store things like your bike inside with 60/40 split lift-up rear seats. There's also a storage compartment under the seats for your bags. The Toyota Tacoma doesn't have folding seats or any hidden compartments.

2019 Honda Ridgeline vs Toyota Tacoma Safety

The Honda Ridgeline is designed to deliver peace of mind for a safe, confident drive whether you're off-roading, towing a trailer, or on your daily commute.

It was built with an Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure that distributes force away from the cabin during a collision. This sits on a reliable drivetrain that'll keep you in control with Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) with Traction Control.

Inside, there are six airbags, including Side Curtain Airbags with a Rollover Sensor that protect both rows of seats. Plus, you'll have Honda Sensing® watching out for you. It prevent accidents with driver assistance features like:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

With its sturdy design, airbag system, and features, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline received a 5-Star overall vehicle score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).1

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma also has six airbags and lots of driver assistance features. However, it was not built with the same strength or science as the ACE™ Body Structure. As a result, it didn't earn the same rating from the NHTSA.

Test Drive Your Next Truck

Visit Maguire Honda of Ithaca to test drive the versatile Honda Ridgeline. It offers lots of options and safety to drivers in Ithaca, Elmira, and Corning. To learn more about this 2019 Honda Ridgeline vs Toyota Tacoma comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.


1Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).

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