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Selected Style 2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $15,683 $16,530
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,301 $25,930
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr RTL 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr & Navi RTL 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,683
$25,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,530
$28,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$276 / month
$467 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality. The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 62.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 63.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 10.1 -
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 69.7 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.2 -
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 122.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.7 -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 76.3
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 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 206.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 33.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 49.5
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 to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x 0.71 13.1 x 0.4
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) 11.14 x 0.71 12.6 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.55 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 21.75 42.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 P245/65SR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2531 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7936 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1981 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4676 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2531 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1687 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4500
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.3 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Engine
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 173 @ 4400 245 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA J35A91
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 154 @ 5200 247 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08 1.57
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.69
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.02
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again w/OD NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 1.89
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 4.53
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier Honda Ridgeline
Body Code 125.9" WB -
Body Style King Cab 4 Door Crew Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.08 -
Axle Type - Front NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear NA -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Trailing Arm
Frame
Frame Type NA -
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Pickup Trucks
 
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