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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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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 -
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 - - -
Tailgate Width (in)
- 58.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.3 73.5
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 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
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 -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.1 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
- NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 47.8 42.3
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), On Center
- 20.4 17.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.6 - TBD -
Tires
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 Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/60R18 P215/70R15
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 -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 630 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6300 3500
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 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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3324 2685
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2058 1611
Wheels
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
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 10.8 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA NA
Engine
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 Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17 21
Transmission
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
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab Crew Cab Access Cab
Body Code
- 139.9 WB - TBD -
Suspension
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 - -
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 - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 2 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.0 8.9
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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