Compare 2009 Honda Ridgeline vs 2008 Nissan Frontier

2009 Honda Ridgeline
2008 Nissan Frontier
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,557 $28,200
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $30,961 $34,180
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi 15 20 $33,084 $36,530
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,363 $31,305
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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 $24,301 $25,930
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,925 $23,130
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,931 $22,080
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $23,834 $25,430
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 15 20 $23,553 $25,130
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $21,168 $22,330
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $20,175 $21,280
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $18,661 $19,680
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $17,669 $18,630
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $15,683 $16,530
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $22,244 $23,730
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Nismo 15 20 $22,290 $23,780
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $19,418 $20,480
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $18,426 $19,430
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,250 $28,330
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,209 $25,830
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,226 $24,780
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $26,020 $28,080
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Nismo 14 19 $25,788 $27,830
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $23,460 $25,030
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $22,478 $23,980
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $24,494 $26,430
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic Nismo 14 19 $24,540 $26,480
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $21,729 $23,180
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual Nismo 15 19 $23,569 $25,430
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $20,747 $22,130

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,557
$24,301

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$28,200
$25,930

Monthly Payment Estimate

$470 / month
$432 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2009 Honda Ridgeline doesn't drive like any other pickup model, and for most people who commute daily and haul sometimes, that's a good thing. For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality.

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Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 15 mpg

Highway

20 mpg 20 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Standard Pickup Truck -

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

57.6 55.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

112.0 -

Second Leg Room (in)

36.4 33.6

Front Head Room (in)

40.7 40.0

Second Hip Room (in)

57.2 58.0

Front Shoulder Room (in)

63.2 58.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

39.1 38.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

62.6 58.3

Front Leg Room (in)

40.8 42.4

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

66.9 -

Wheelbase (in)

122.0 - TBD -

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

NA -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.8 72.8

Track Width, Front (in)

67.1 -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.2 -

Length, Overall (in)

207.0 -

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

NA -

Height, Overall (in)

70.3 73.9

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- - TBD -

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

- - TBD -

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

- 8.6

Cab to Axle (in)

- - TBD -

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

- - TBD -

Overhang, Front (in)

- - TBD -

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)

- 10.1

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 Volume (ft³)

- 33.5

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

- - TBD -

Tailgate Width (in)

- 58.8

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

- 59.5

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- 38.8

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)

12.6 x 1.1 - TBD -

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 - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

- NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22 - TBD -

Fuel Tank Location

- NA

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

- NA

Aux Fuel Tank Location

- 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 21.75

Steering Type

Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

- 3.55

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

- 20.4

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/65TR17 P265/65R17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/65TR17 P265/65R17

Spare Tire Size

Compact P265/65R17

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

- - TBD -

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

- - TBD -

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- - TBD -

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

- - TBD -

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- - TBD -

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 Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- NA

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4504 -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

- - TBD -

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

- - TBD -

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

- 2357

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

- 5730

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

- - TBD -

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

- 2007

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Alloy

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Alloy

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 17 x 7.5

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Alloy

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.5 - TBD -

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

- - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

247 @ 4300 281 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5L/212 4.0L/241

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

250 @ 5700 261 @ 5600

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

MPFI - TBD -

Engine Oil Cooler

- NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

20 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 15

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

17 -

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.53

Trans Type

5 5

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.54 0.84

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA w/OD

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.89 2.76

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 2.35

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.53 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.70 3.48

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

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier

Body Style

4 Door Crew Cab Crew Cab

Body Code

- - TBD -

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

1.0 - TBD -

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 -

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 -

Axle Type - Rear

- NA

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- - TBD -

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

3 -

Frame

Frame Type

- NA

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