2014 Honda Ridgeline vs 2014 Toyota Tacoma
When comparing the 2014 Honda Ridgeline vs 2014 Toyota Tacoma, both of the light duty pickups are quality trucks, but when it comes to the capabilities that matter most to buyers in the truck segment, the Ridgeline stands out as the clear winner.
When it comes to equipment, the Ridgeline seems to be at a disadvantage, yet it still beats out the Tacoma in a number of categories. Despite the fact that the Ridgeline is almost 300 pounds heavier than the Tacoma, it’s capable of the same highway fuel economy of 21 mpg. The engine is also smaller in the Ridgeline. Though both pickups come standard with a V6 under the hood, the 4.0-liter engine is larger than the 3.5-liter found in the Ridgeline. However, even with less room for displacement, the Ridgeline throws down 250 horsepower—slightly more than the Tacoma. The increased power gives the Ridgeline a heavier payload and it allows the pickup to tow about 1,500 pounds more than the Tacoma.