Compare 2013 Nissan Frontier vs 2013 Honda Ridgeline

2013 Nissan Frontier
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,063
$26,936
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,990
$29,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$491 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
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
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 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
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 63.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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)
- 206.9
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)
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 Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 8.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 60.0
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)
11.3 x 0.7 13.1 x - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22.0
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 42.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P245/65TR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 T165/901R17
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 750
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
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2531 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1669 -
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 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4504
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
N/A -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas i4 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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 17 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.360 1.071
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.811 0.538
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.636 1.888
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.077 1.606
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.766
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.580 2.697
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.533
Summary
Body Style
Extended Cab Pickup Crew Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Honda Ridgeline
Body Code
NA -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.9
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Front
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Axle Type - Rear
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 11.0 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 2 (2012)
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Standard Pickup Truck

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