Compare 2011 Honda Ridgeline vs 2011 Nissan Frontier

2011 Honda Ridgeline
2011 Nissan Frontier
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $26,415 $29,150
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,860 $31,855
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $31,458 $34,730
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 20 $33,581 $37,080
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,262 $18,200
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $18,255 $19,250
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,269 $21,380
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,850 $30,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,210 $31,530
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,415
$17,262
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,150
$18,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you need a better-driving truck that can haul the goods on occasion, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline might be a better choice than a true full-sizer. With enough toughness for personal use, as well as a good feature list, the 2011 Nissan Frontier shows that you might not need to go full-size.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
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
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 55.8
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 Volume (ft³)
112.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.3 68.7
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 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 205.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.7
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.5 44.4
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 -
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
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 61.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 0.4 11.3 x 0.7
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 11.1 x 0.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 43.4
Steering Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.6
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2027
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1658
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2531
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.5L/- TBD -
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.07
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
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab King Cab
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Code
- 125.9 WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
W/Trailing Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Leaf
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- C200
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 4
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- --
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- --
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- --
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- --
Side Barrier Rating
-- --
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- --
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- --
Rollover Rating

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