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2020 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2020 Toyota Tacoma: What Are the Differences?

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Are you on the hunt for a powerful and dependable new pickup truck? With so many different options on the market, it can be a difficult task to narrow down your options and conduct the necessary research. To make this process easier, the team of product specialists here at Honda of Jefferson City crafted this comparison guide of two popular truck models for drivers in Jefferson City, MO: the 2020 Honda Ridgeline versus 2020 Toyota Tacoma. For the purpose of this comparison, we’ll be taking a look at the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Sport and the 2020 Toyota Tacoma SR.

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Both trucks will help you tackle the jobsite, but you simply can’t beat the impressive horsepower and torque capabilities of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Sport. The Ridgeline also boasts a far superior towing capacity compared to the 2020 Toyota Tacoma SR. Explore the table below to compare engine and performance specs of each truck.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Sport


2020 Toyota Tacoma SR

3.5L V6


2.7L I4

280 HP


159 HP

262 lb.-ft.


180 lb.-ft.

5,000 lbs.

Max. Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs.

1,580 lbs.

Max. Payload Capacity

1,620 lbs.

Interior Comfort & Design

2020 Honda Ridgeline interior

Both trucks boast impressive interiors, but our experts believe you’ll be more satisfied with the offerings of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline. Compare features below.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Sport

2020 Toyota Tacoma SR

  • Five passenger seating
  • 60/40 split lift-up rear seat with underseat storage
  • Push button start
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control system with humidity control and air filtration
  • Power windows with auto-up/down driver’s and front passenger’s window
  • Power door and tailgate locks
  • One-touch turn indicators
  • Multi-functional center console storage
  • Capless fuel filler
  • Manual day/night rearview mirror
  • Urethane tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio controls
  • Fabric-trimmed seats
  • Four-way adjustable front seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Five passenger seating

Cargo Capacity

The 2020 Honda Ridgeline boasts a truck bed cargo volume of 33.9 cubic-feet. The 2020 

Toyota Tacoma SR has a bed length of 73.7 inches and width of 41.5 inches.

Exterior Features

Both trucks boast eye-catching exterior features and design elements, but our experts agree you’ll prefer the amenities of the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Sport.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Sport

2020 Toyota Tacoma SR

  • Body-colored power side mirrors and door handles
  • Dual-action tailgate
  • In-Bed Trunk®
  • LED tail lights
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlights with auto-on/off
  • Truck-bed lights
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Integrated color-keyed tailgate spoiler
  • Variable intermittent and mist windshield wiper control
  • 16-in. styled steel wheels
  • Deck rail system
  • Dark gray grille
  • Projector-beam headlights
  • Daytime running lights

Technology Features

2020 Honda Ridgeline tech

You’ll receive a larger 8-inch touchscreen display in the 2020 Honda Ridgeline Sport, compared to the 7-inch touchscreen of the 2020 Toyota Tacoma SR. Compare key technology features below.

2020 Honda Ridgeline Sport

2020 Toyota Tacoma SR

  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and streaming audio
  • MP3/auxiliary input jack
  • Radio data system
  • Speed-sensitive volume compensation
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • HondaLink®
  • 200-watt audio system with seven speakers
  • Amazon Alexa compatible
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Wi-Fi® connectivity

Safety Features

Although the Toyota Tacoma SR has plenty of safety amenities such as hill start assist control and lane departure alert, you’ll only receive the Honda Sensing® safety system with the 2020 Honda Ridgeline. Features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road departure mitigation system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane keeping assist system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning