2017 Toyota Tacoma white background

2017 Toyota Tacoma

2018 Honda Ridgeline white background

2018 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2018 Honda Ridgeline

2017 Toyota Tacoma


2018 Honda Ridgeline

Starting Price

6,800 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds
1,620 pounds

Max Payload

1,600 pounds

Crawl Control (CRAWL)

Not Available

High-Performance Shocks

Not Available
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma and 2018 Honda Ridgeline are both popular options for Atlantic Beach drivers who want a smaller, practical alternative to full-size pickups, but they’re far from equal in reality. The Tacoma, for one, has garnered top industry reviews, and it beats out the Ridgeline by offering superior:

  • Affordability
  • Max towing capacity
  • Max payload
  • Off-road capabilities

Get the full rundown here, and then make the trip to our certified Toyota dealership in Jacksonville.

2017 Toyota Tacoma rearview

Starting Price

If affordability is one of the reasons you’re looking to buy a mid-size pickup truck, then the 2017 Toyota Tacoma is the obvious choice:

  • 2017 Toyota Tacoma – MSRP from $24,575*
  • 2018 Honda Ridgeline – MSRP from $29,630
2017 Toyota Tacoma blue exterior model


The 2017 Toyota Tacoma and 2018 Honda Ridgeline are both offered with 3.5L V6 engines that make almost identical horsepower and torque numbers, but the 2017 Toyota Tacoma delivers greater utility for practical, everyday performance:

  • 2017 Toyota Tacoma – When equipped with a Tow Package, the Tacoma is able to tow up to 6,800 pounds and can handle a payload of up to 1,620 pounds.
  • 2018 Honda Ridgeline – The Honda Ridgeline only has a max towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and comes in just under the Tacoma with a max payload of 1,600 pounds.
2017 Toyota Tacoma models

Off-Road Performance Capabilities

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma easily outclasses the 2018 Honda Ridgeline in terms of off-road performance. Let’s start with the fact that the Tacoma is offered with a body-on-frame design and four-wheel drive (4WD) system, compared to the Ridgeline’s unibody frame and all-wheel drive (AWD) system. Additionally, only the Tacoma is offered with performance-enhancing features like:

  • Multi-terrain Select
  • Crawl Control (CRAWL)
  • TRD-tuned high-performance Internal Bypass Shocks
  • TRD Pro skid plate
2017 Toyota Tacoma front exterior up close

Experience the Toyota Tacoma in Action!

Test drive one of the new Toyota Tacomas for sale here at Arlington Toyota, and check out some of our great deals on Certified Pre-Owned Tacoma pickups. Our dealership is located at 10939 Atlantic Blvd in Jacksonville, FL, just a few short minutes from Jacksonville Beach. We have a variety of financing options to offer, so contact us today at (904) 201-4060 for more information!


*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $895 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius v, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $995 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,295 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. Actual dealer price will vary.

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