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Selected Style 4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,557 $28,200
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,363 $31,305
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $30,961 $34,180
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 20 $33,084 $36,530
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $15,683 $16,530
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,557
$15,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,200
$16,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$276 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Honda Ridgeline doesn't drive like any other pickup model, and for most people who commute daily and haul sometimes, that's a good thing. For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Standard Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.6 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 57.6 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 112.0 -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 25.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 70.3 69.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 66.9 -
Wheelbase (in) 122.0 125.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 67.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.2 -
Length, Overall (in) 207.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) - 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 10.1
Cab to End of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - 48.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 8.7
Cab to Axle (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 18.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.5 44.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) - 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in) - 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) - 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - 30.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 61.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 x 0.4 11.26 x 0.71
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.1 11.14 x 0.71
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Steering Type Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.6 21.75
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 3.55
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 20.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4504 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 1687
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 2531
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 7936
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 1981
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 4676
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 2531
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 9.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4300 173 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/212 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5700 154 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 3.58
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.54 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.08
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Style 4 Door Crew Cab King Cab
Body Code - 125.9" WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Trailing Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Leaf
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 4.08
Axle Type - Front - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
Frame
Frame Type - NA
 
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