A side-by-side comparison of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2020 Honda Ridgeline.

2020 Toyota Tacoma vs 2020 Honda Ridgeline

2020 Toyota Tacoma vs 2020 Honda Ridgeline
Serra Lifetime Warranty (Learn More) X
Serra Platinum Package (Learn More) X
Toyota Care X
Toyota Safety Sense X
3.5-L, V-6 Avail. Engine 3.5-L, V-6
278/265 Horsepower/Torque 280/262
Yes Avail. Wi-Fi No
6,700 lbs. Max. Towing 5,000 lbs.


Midsize pickup trucks like the Toyota Tacoma offer a lot of performance and capability packed into a nimble and efficient package. While the Tacoma has reigned atop its segment for quite some time, other automakers have been working hard to knock the midsize Toyota pickup off its spot. A comparison of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2020 Honda Ridgeline will show just how fierce this competition has become. When looking at the raw performance of the two pickup trucks, they are pretty evenly matched. However, the 2020 Tacoma is able to tow more when it’s properly equipped, and it offers more access to connectivity technology and digital device integration than its longtime Honda rival. Customers can schedule a test drive with the 2020 Toyota Tacoma today by calling, 256-274-4354.

Interior cabin space and passenger comfort are both areas where the 2020 Toyota Tacoma and 2020 Honda Ridgeline share some common ground. Each truck offers an extended cabin layout. However, the Tacoma offers a couple of options, Access or Double Cab, to help owners get exactly what they need. The 2020 Tacoma also offers customers the choice between a 6.1- or a 5-foot cargo bed, depending on which of the cabin styles they choose to take home. Owners of the 2020 Ridgeline are locked into a single cabin/cargo bed layout. Additionally, the 2020 Tacoma offers access to Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Amazon Alexa on all trims. Honda makes its customers choose higher trim grades to get this capability. Toyota has also made a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot available in the Tacoma.

Performance Specs and Towing Capacity


Toyota of Decatur customers can choose between two engine options when they are picking out their 2020 Tacoma. The standard powertrain is a naturally aspirated 2.7-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. It will make 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Versions of the 2020 Tacoma with the base engine can tow 3,500 pounds. Potential owners who need more capability can choose a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine with either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Both gear changers will help the truck produce 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. A properly equipped 2020 Toyota Tacoma with the V-6 engine will be able to pull up to 6,700 pounds.

All versions of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline will use a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission. It will make about the same amount of horsepower and torque as the corresponding engine option for the 2020 Tacoma. However, the 2020 Ridgeline only has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds when its outfitted with its all-wheel-drive system.

Front view of 2020 Toyota Tacoma with headlights on
Interior view of 2020 Toyota Tacoma
Infotainment center in 2020 Toyota Tacoma
Rear view of 2020 Toyota Tacoma going over dirt

 

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