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Compare 2012 Honda Ridgeline vs 2012 Nissan Frontier

2012 Honda Ridgeline
2012 Nissan Frontier
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $26,845 $29,350
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $31,934 $34,930
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi 15 21 $34,078 $37,280
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,312 $32,055
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $27,524 $30,095
Select style
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $28,380 $30,290
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,506 $25,860
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $23,079 $24,350
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,912 $29,790
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,109 $25,440
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $22,086 $23,300
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $23,116 $24,390
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $19,258 $20,310
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $22,369 $23,600
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $18,264 $19,260
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,376 $22,550
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $22,927 $24,190
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $21,934 $23,140
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,560 $32,990
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,761 $28,560
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,691 $30,970
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $25,349 $27,050
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,051 $32,440
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,369 $28,140
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $27,720 $29,920
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $24,367 $26,000
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $25,387 $27,090
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,008 $30,230
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $25,200 $26,890
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,898 $29,030
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $24,218 $25,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,845
$28,380
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,350
$30,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$489 / month
$505 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline won't satisfy those who need a real full-size truck, but for those who need hauling on occasion, it offers an interesting alternative. You may not need to go full-size--the 2012 Nissan Frontier pickup truck can cover a lot of the same ground a bigger pickup can.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Standard Pickup Truck -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.6 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 55.6
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 Volume (ft³)
112.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
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)
206.9 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 219.4
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 -
Tailgate Width (in)
- 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 38.8
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 61.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 61.4
Brakes
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
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.1
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 47.8
Steering Type
Var Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.38 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 20.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (N/A)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (N/A)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4504 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11113
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3324
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2058
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 5730
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3296
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 4.0L/241
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.69 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Crew Cab Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Code
- 139.9 WB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.34
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Leaf
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- C200
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 10.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 2
Frame
Frame Type
- 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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