Compare 2011 Nissan Frontier vs 2011 Honda Ridgeline

2011 Nissan Frontier
2011 Honda Ridgeline
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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 $17,262 $18,200
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $18,255 $19,250
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,269 $21,380
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,850 $30,060
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,210 $31,530
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $26,415 $29,150
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,860 $31,855
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $31,458 $34,730
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 20 $33,581 $37,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,262
$26,415
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,200
$29,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$486 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With enough toughness for personal use, as well as a good feature list, the 2011 Nissan Frontier shows that you might not need to go full-size. If you need a better-driving truck that can haul the goods on occasion, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline might be a better choice than a true full-sizer.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 63.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
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 Volume (ft³)
- 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
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 - -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 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 77.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
- 207.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 49.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
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
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.7 12.6 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
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)
11.3 x 0.7 13.1 x 0.4
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 42.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P245/65TR17
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7936 -
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 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4504
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.07
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.54
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.63 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.53
Summary
Body Code
125.9 WB -
Body Style
King Cab 4 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Honda Ridgeline
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.00
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
C200 -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.91
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- W/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 11.0
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Standard Pickup Truck
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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