The 2019 Honda Ridgeline comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine generates 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque and enables the Ridgeline to tow up to 5,000 pounds. The 2019 Toyota Tacoma, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with VVT-I at the base level, linked to a six-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. This engine only manages 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, the Tacoma can only tow up to 3,500 pounds — 1,500 less than the base Ridgeline model.
According to Autotrader, the Ridgeline benefits from borrowing its interior from the Pilot SUV. This makes the 2019 Honda Ridgeline’s interior much more sophisticated and comfortable than the interior of the 2019 Toyota Tacoma. Specifically, Autotrader compliments the Ridgeline’s ergonomics, comfortable seating, and elegance.