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Compare 2011 Honda Ridgeline vs 2011 Nissan Frontier vs 2011 Toyota Tacoma

2011 Honda Ridgeline
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2011 Nissan Frontier
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2011 Toyota Tacoma
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Select style
4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $26,415 $29,150
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 20 $31,458 $34,730
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi 15 20 $33,581 $37,080
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $28,860 $31,855
Select style
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,528 $29,380
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,399 $24,690
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $25,639 $27,360
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,061 $28,880
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $23,002 $24,270
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $22,009 $23,220
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $18,255 $19,250
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $21,262 $22,430
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,262 $18,200
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,269 $21,380
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,947 $26,620
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $21,820 $23,020
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $20,827 $21,970
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,719 $32,080
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,667 $27,390
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,850 $30,060
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $29,210 $31,530
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $25,274 $26,970
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,879 $29,010
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $23,347 $24,910
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $24,292 $25,920
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $27,165 $29,320
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $24,105 $25,720
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,056 $28,120
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $23,123 $24,670
Select style
2WD Access I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $19,271 $20,555
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $19,983 $21,315
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT 21 25 $18,427 $19,655
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,329 $22,750
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $24,128 $25,735
Tacoma 2WD Double I4 AT 19 25 $20,255 $21,865
Tacoma 2WD Double I4 AT PreRunner 19 25 $20,857 $22,515
Tacoma 2WD Double LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,651 $24,450
Tacoma 2WD Double V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,188 $23,950
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $16,357 $17,265
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT 21 25 $15,504 $16,365
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 AT 18 21 $22,866 $24,390
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 MT 18 20 $22,022 $23,490
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $24,305 $25,925
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 MT 14 18 $23,479 $25,045
Tacoma 4WD Double LB V6 AT 16 20 $25,500 $27,525
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 AT 16 20 $25,037 $27,025
Tacoma 4WD Double V6 MT 14 18 $24,220 $26,145
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 AT 18 21 $20,223 $21,350
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 MT 18 20 $19,152 $20,220
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,415
$27,528
$19,271
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,150
$29,380
$20,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$490 / month
$343 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you need a better-driving truck that can haul the goods on occasion, the 2011 Honda Ridgeline might be a better choice than a true full-sizer. With enough toughness for personal use, as well as a good feature list, the 2011 Nissan Frontier shows that you might not need to go full-size. The Tacoma is a workhorse truck that gives a little more space and capability than a true compact, yet offers decent fuel efficiency and a low price.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Standard Pickup Truck - -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 55.6 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 33.6 28.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 58.0 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 58.3 57.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
112.0 - -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.6 58.3 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 - -
Wheelbase (in)
122.0 139.9 127.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 72.8 72.2
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 66.1
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 219.4 208.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 9.8 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 48.2 - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9.8 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 31.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18.0 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 41.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 38.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 61.4 56.7
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 33.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 61.4 - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in)
- 58.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.3 73.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 0.4 11.3 x 0.7 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 11.7 x 1.1 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.1 21.0
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA Midship
Steering
Steering Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 47.8 42.3
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/60R18 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/60R18 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/60R18 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- NA - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6300 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 630 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3324 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2058 1611
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5730 4900
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3296 2380
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2415 1969
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11113 7500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 10.8 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300 281 @ 4000 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 4.0L/241 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.76 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.35 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.84 2.80
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.52 1.00
Trans Type
5 5 4
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
- NA - TBD -
Transfer Case Model
- NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab Crew Cab Access Cab
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
- 139.9 WB - TBD -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.34 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
W/Trailing Arm - -
Axle Type - Rear
- C200 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.13 - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.0 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 2 4
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder Ladder
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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