Compare 2014 Nissan Frontier vs 2014 Honda Ridgeline

2014 Nissan Frontier
2014 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 $17,252 $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
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4WD Crew Cab RT
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.2
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
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
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 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
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.6 8.2
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 122
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 70.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.6 8.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 77.8
Cab to Axle (in)
32.2 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18 20.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 42.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/75TR15 P245/65TR17
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 7 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 247 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Honda Ridgeline
Body Style
King Cab Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.08 4.53
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 10.8 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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