Compare 2008 Honda Ridgeline vs 2009 Nissan Frontier

2008 Honda Ridgeline
2009 Nissan Frontier
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Lthr 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Lthr & Navi 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
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2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $25,340 $27,040
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,804 $24,060
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,811 $23,010
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,872 $26,540
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,630 $26,280
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $19,542 $20,610
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic XE 19 23 $17,556 $18,510
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $18,549 $19,560
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $16,562 $17,460
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $23,282 $24,840
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $23,366 $24,930
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $20,298 $21,410
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $19,305 $20,360
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,555 $29,740
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $25,078 $26,760
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $24,095 $25,710
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,045 $29,190
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $26,851 $28,980
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,347 $24,910
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $25,520 $27,540
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $25,604 $27,630
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $22,599 $24,110
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 19 $24,632 $26,580
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $21,618 $23,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,376
$25,340
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,000
$27,040
Monthly Payment Estimate
$467 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well. The 2009 Nissan Frontier is a dependable, tough vehicle that can handle a lot in a work situation but isn't out of place in more suburban pursuits.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Pickup Trucks -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 33.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
206.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.3 73.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
122.0 139.9
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)
- 9.8
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 48.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9.8
Cab to Axle (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 31.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18.0
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 Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.5 44.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 61.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in)
- 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 38.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 0.4 11.3 x 0.7
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 - TBD -
Steering Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.55
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/65SR17 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65SR17 P265/60R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 630
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4500 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5730
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3296
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2357
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11133
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3324
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2007
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 10.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 4.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
247 @ 5750 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
245 @ 4500 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
J35A91 ZV7
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.53
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/OD
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 3.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab Crew Cab
Body Code
- 139.9 WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Axle Type - Rear
- NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.13
Axle Type - Front
- NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder Type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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