Compare 2012 Honda Ridgeline vs 2012 Nissan Frontier

2012 Honda Ridgeline
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $26,845 $29,350
4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,524 $30,095
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,312 $32,055
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $31,934 $34,930
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,078 $37,280
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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 $18,264 $19,260
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $19,258 $20,310
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,376 $22,550
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $21,934 $23,140
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $22,086 $23,300
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $22,369 $23,600
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $22,927 $24,190
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $23,079 $24,350
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $23,116 $24,390
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,109 $25,440
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $24,218 $25,840
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,506 $25,860
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $24,367 $26,000
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $25,200 $26,890
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $25,349 $27,050
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $25,387 $27,090
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,369 $28,140
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,761 $28,560
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,898 $29,030
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,912 $29,790
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $27,720 $29,920
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,008 $30,230
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $28,380 $30,290
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,691 $30,970
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,051 $32,440
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,560 $32,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,845
$18,264
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,350
$19,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$489 / month
$321 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline won't satisfy those who need a real full-size truck, but for those who need hauling on occasion, it offers an interesting alternative. You may not need to go full-size--the 2012 Nissan Frontier pickup truck can cover a lot of the same ground a bigger pickup can.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Standard Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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)
206.9 -
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
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 61.4
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 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
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
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 43.4
Steering Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504 -
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
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2027
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7936
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 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
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 152 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-cyl
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 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)
0.53 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.88 3.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 2.07
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab King Cab
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Code
- 125.9 WB
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
- C200
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 8.7
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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