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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 21 $27,050 $29,575
4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $28,094 $30,720
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,608 $32,380
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $32,139 $35,155
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
4WD Crew Cab SE 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab WB Automatic S S 15 21 $24,923 $26,300
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $30,039 $31,710
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,252 $17,990
2WD Crew Cab WB Manual S S 16 22 $21,611 $22,550
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $23,352 $24,370
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,184 $30,080
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,020 $27,460
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,064 $32,090
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,233 $34,410
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,662 $20,510
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,894 $21,800
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,017 $24,020
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,899 $28,390
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,416 $27,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,719 $33,860
2WD Crew Cab WB Automatic S S 16 22 $22,616 $23,600
4WD Crew Cab WB Manual S S 16 21 $23,930 $25,250
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,081 $31,040
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $24,614 $25,690
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,127 $25,180
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,899 $22,850
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,463 $23,440
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,306 $31,280
4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $25,650 $27,070
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,772 $26,140
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,438 $24,460
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,280 $25,340
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,566 $31,210
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Honda Ridgeline is a niche alternative for those who don't need a pickup bed all the time, but it doesn't satisfy drivers that need a real full-size truck. The 2014 Nissan Frontier is your best bet when looking to downsize from a full-size pickup, balancing maneuverability and size with utility and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 23 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.6 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 42.4
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
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.2 58.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.8 72.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.2 7.6
Wheelbase (in) 122 125.9
Height, Overall (in) 70.3 68.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.2 7.6
Cab to Axle (in) - 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.5 44.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) 41.4 33.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 60 73.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 20.7 18
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) - 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - 61.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.1 11.3
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 11.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 21.1
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.6 43.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65TR17 P235/75TR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/65TR17 P235/75TR15
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 5000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10085 7976
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3245 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3105 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6050 4690
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 15 X 7
Front Wheel Material Styled Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7.5 15 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Styled Steel Styled Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 550 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5700 152 @ 5200
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 247 @ 4300 171 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Engine Oil Cooler None None
Displacement 3.5 L/212 2.5 L/146
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 (Est) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 (Est) 19
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.54 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans PTO Access No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.08
Trans Order Code NA NA
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 3.64
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 3.58
Transfer Case Power Take Off No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Style Crew Cab Extended Cab
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear Independent Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.53 4.08
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 4.53 4.08
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Leaf
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.8 (Est) 8.6
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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