Comparing The 2019 Honda Ridgeline in Katy vs. The Toyota Tacoma

For those with an adventurous side, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline in Katy is the only option for you! This pick-up is more advanced than most trucks out on the market today in more ways than one. So read on to learn about a few superior features the Ridgeline has over its competitor, the Toyota Tacoma.


Smart Airbags and Better Construction


Believe it or not, one of the most damaging things in an accident is the airbags. You’ll have peace of mind knowing this is not an issue in the Ridgeline. By utilizing vehicle speed and seat sensors, the smart airbags deploy with different levels of force and sometimes don’t deploy at all based off of the passenger's size. For additional protection, if a child is leaning against the door, the side airbags will shut off as well. The Tacoma doesn’t have this smart airbag feature and will deploy at full force no matter who is in the passenger seat. For another one-up on the Tacoma, the Ridgeline has a three-dimensional high-strength frame that encompasses the passenger side. This provides extra impact protection and a sturdy mounting location, while the Tacoma only uses a body-on-frame design that has no frame members above the vehicle floor.


Better Suspension and Handling


If you’re wanting a truck with an independent suspension system, then the Ridgeline is the only option in this duel pick-up battle. The Honda Ridgeline has both fully independent front and rear suspensions, which allows the wheels to better grip the pavement without compromising comfort. This system uses coil springs which help provide a better ride, control, and handling. They compress progressively while offering more suspension with less bottoming out. Assisting with handling, the Ridgeline’s average track is 2.8 inches wider in the front and 2.5 inches wider in the back than the Tacoma.


Features for Convenience


To make life a little easier, the Ridgeline offers a remote vehicle starting system, which makes it possible to start up the truck before you even step outside. This is definitely something to consider with colder weather just around the corner. The Ridgeline’s RTL-E and Black-Edition also comes standard with a heated steering wheel, so your digits don’t freeze while driving. For the days when the weather is nice enough to have the windows down, you won’t have to worry about leaving them rolled down because the driver can close them all at the outside door handle.


There’s more to brag about the 2019 Honda Ridgeline in Katy, so visit us for a test drive at Honda Cars of Katy! This truck is not something you want to miss.