The Ridgeline from Honda and Tacoma from Toyota are among the most popular midsize pickups on the market and have been for a very long time, and we’re going to compare the 2023 Honda Ridgeline vs 2023 Toyota Tacoma and see how these latest editions measure up. The 2023 Honda Ridgeline now available at Lumberton Honda is the highest-rated midsize pickup by Car and Driver and one of the most critically acclaimed midsize trucks in general. It’s offered in four core trim levels, which are the Sport, RTL, RTL-E and Black Edition. The Tacoma may be best known for its popularity among off-road enthusiasts—who affectionately call it the Taco—and 2023 Toyota Tacoma is available in seven core trim levels, which are the SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, Trail Edition and TRD Pro.
Exterior - 2023 Honda Ridgeline
The 2023 Honda Ridgeline is available at Lumberton Honda in a single body configuration. Honda pairs a crew cab with four full-size doors with a 5-foot bed. Toyota offers two cab options for the 2023 Toyota Tacoma. Its Double Cab is what’s comparable to the Honda crew and available with either a 5- or 6.1-foot bed. It also offers an Access Cab, which is a two-door extended cab paired with a 6.1-foot bed. Alloy wheels are standard on the Honda. Toyota includes steel wheels with the SR and also with the SR5 unless you opt for the engine upgrade. All Ridgeline models have 18-inch wheels. Toyota starts off with 16-inch wheels but offers 17- and 18-inch wheels as an option.
The 2023 Honda Ridgeline seats up to five people. Headroom is about 40 inches in the first row and 39 in the second. Front legroom is about 41 inches, and second-row legroom impresses for the segment at 37 inches, which is certainly roomy enough for adults. The 2023 Toyota Tacoma with the Double Cab seats five as well. Headroom is similar to the Ridgeline. Front legroom is actually more by about 2 inches, but rear legroom is less by more than 4 inches, which means it’s a bit cramped for adults. The Tacoma with the Access Cab is a four seater. Front row spaciousness is as described for the Double Cab. The second row, however, has even less headroom, and legroom drops to less than 25 inches, which means that it’s not realistic for most adults and really only practical for children.
Honda Ridgeline Mechanical specs
Rear-wheel drive is standard with both models. Honda gives you the option of all-wheel drive. Toyota offers four-wheel drive, which is more off-road than on-road focused in terms of performance. Honda opts for a nine-speed automatic transmission across the board. Toyota opts for a six-speed automatic transmission and gives you the option of a six-speed manual with some trims. All Ridgeline models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Likewise, all Tacoma models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 278 hp and 265 lb.-ft. Towing is an option in both cases. The Ridgeline can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The Tacoma can tow up to 6,800 pounds.
Technology - 2023 Honda Ridgeline dealer
Comparing the 2023 Honda Ridgeline vs 2023 Toyota Tacoma reveals many similarities when it comes to the infotainment and driver-assistance technologies. The 8-inch touch screen included standard with the Honda has a higher resolution and more robust feature set than the 7-inch screen included with the Toyota. Honda includes blind-spot monitoring beyond the base trim. Toyota requires you to add it as an option or move further up the trim levels. Both automakers offer rear parking sensors, but Honda offers front parking sensors as well.
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