Compare 2013 Honda Ridgeline vs 2013 Nissan Frontier

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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 72.8
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
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 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
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 33.5
Brakes
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 - 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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
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 Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size
T165/901R17 P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/75R15
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4690
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2531
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2039
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7936
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2531
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1669
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
- N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
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 Type
Gas V6 Gas i4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 (Est) 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 (Est) 21
Transmission
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
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
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
Crew Cab Pickup Extended Cab Pickup
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Leaf
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 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 (2012) 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 (2012) 8.7
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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