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2013 Honda Ridgeline
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $26,936 $29,450
4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,615 $30,195
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,403 $32,155
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $32,025 $35,030
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,169 $37,380
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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 $17,063 $17,990
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $18,955 $19,990
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,289 $21,400
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 22 $20,884 $22,030
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,282 $22,450
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $21,840 $23,040
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 16 22 $21,877 $23,080
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $22,521 $23,760
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $22,643 $23,890
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $22,738 $23,990
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,419 $24,710
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 21 $23,179 $24,730
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,703 $25,010
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $23,826 $25,140
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,124 $25,740
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 15 21 $24,161 $25,780
4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $24,919 $26,590
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $25,293 $26,990
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $25,686 $27,410
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,089 $27,840
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $27,175 $29,330
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $27,998 $30,220
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $28,285 $30,530
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $28,660 $30,590
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,128 $31,090
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $28,969 $31,270
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $30,791 $33,240
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,300 $33,790
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,936
$17,063
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,450
$17,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$491 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Nissan Frontier is the best alternative to a full-size pickup: it's maneuverable, manageable, and a bit more conscious of gas mileage.
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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 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)
57.1 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
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)
206.9 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.3 68.7
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 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 31.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
60.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
8.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
79.0 -
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
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
Tailgate Width (in)
- 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 11.1 x 0.7
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)
22.0 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 43.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4
Tires
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 Size
T165/901R17 P235/75R15
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
750 350
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 Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1669
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2531
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2039
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 10.8
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
- N/A
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas i4
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/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 152 @ 5200
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 (Est) 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 (Est) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (Est) 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.888 3.636
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.606 2.077
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.533 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.766 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.697 3.580
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.071 1.360
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.538 0.811
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Extended Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
- NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 (2012) 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 (2012) 5
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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