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Selected Style 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,252 $17,990
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 Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 22 $21,611 $22,550
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,899 $22,850
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,463 $23,440
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 16 22 $22,616 $23,600
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,017 $24,020
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $23,352 $24,370
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,438 $24,460
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,127 $25,180
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S S 16 21 $23,930 $25,250
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,280 $25,340
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $24,614 $25,690
4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,772 $26,140
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S S 15 21 $24,923 $26,300
4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $25,650 $27,070
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,020 $27,460
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,416 $27,880
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,899 $28,390
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,184 $30,080
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,081 $31,040
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,566 $31,210
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,306 $31,280
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $30,039 $31,710
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,064 $32,090
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,719 $33,860
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,233 $34,410
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 SE 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
4WD Crew Cab w/Navi RTL 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,252
$27,050
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,990
$29,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$493 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.7
Second Hip Room (in) 55 57.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 63.2
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 39.1
Passenger Capacity 4 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.6 8.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 77.8
Cab to Axle (in) 32.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.6 8.2
Wheelbase (in) 125.9 122
Height, Overall (in) 68.7 70.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 44.4 49.5
Cargo Volume (ft³) 33.5 41.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.3 60
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 61.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 18 20.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.4 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 13.1
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 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.4 42.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/75TR15 P245/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/75TR15 P245/65TR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4690 6050
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7976 10085
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3105
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3245
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Styled Steel Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Styled Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 550
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler None None
Displacement 2.5 L/146 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 5200 250 @ 5700
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4400 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 15 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 17 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 21 (Est)
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.07
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans PTO Access No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.08 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 1.89
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 2.70
Summary
Body Style King Cab Crew Cab
Vehicle Name Nissan Frontier Honda Ridgeline
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear Rigid Axle Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.08 4.53
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 4.08 4.53
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.6 10.8 (Est)
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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