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Selected Style 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,560 $32,990
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,761 $28,560
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,051 $32,440
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,691 $30,970
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $27,720 $29,920
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,369 $28,140
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $25,387 $27,090
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $25,349 $27,050
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $24,367 $26,000
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,008 $30,230
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,898 $29,030
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $25,200 $26,890
4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $24,218 $25,840
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $28,380 $30,290
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,506 $25,860
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,912 $29,790
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,109 $25,440
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $23,116 $24,390
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $23,079 $24,350
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $22,086 $23,300
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $22,927 $24,190
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $21,934 $23,140
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $18,264 $19,260
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $19,258 $20,310
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,376 $22,550
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $22,369 $23,600
4WD Crew Cab RT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $26,845 $29,350
4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,524 $30,095
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,312 $32,055
4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $31,934 $34,930
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,078 $37,280
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,264
$26,845
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,260
$29,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$321 / month
$489 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line You may not need to go full-size--the 2012 Nissan Frontier pickup truck can cover a lot of the same ground a bigger pickup can. The 2012 Honda Ridgeline won't satisfy those who need a real full-size truck, but for those who need hauling on occasion, it offers an interesting alternative.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 25.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.7
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.2
Length, Overall (in) - 206.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - NA
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.4 -
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 Box (Area) Height (in) 18.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³) 33.5 -
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 -
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.38
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) NA -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front NA -
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 P245/65TR17
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4690 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2531 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2027 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7936 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2531 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1658 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4504
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.63 1.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.07 1.60
Trans Order Code NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
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 1.07
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.53
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
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
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 - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 2
Vehicle
EPA Classification - 4WD Standard Pickup Truck
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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