Compare 2014 Honda Ridgeline vs 2014 Nissan Frontier

2014 Honda Ridgeline
2014 Nissan Frontier
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RT 15 21 $27,050 $29,575
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL 15 21 $32,139 $35,155
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTL w/Navi 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 21 $29,608 $32,380
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab SE 15 21 $34,283 $37,505
Ridgeline 4WD Crew Cab Sport 15 21 $28,094 $30,720
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2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $30,039 $31,710
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,127 $25,180
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,280 $25,340
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 16 22 $22,616 $23,600
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,566 $31,210
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,438 $24,460
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 22 $21,611 $22,550
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 22 $24,614 $25,690
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,662 $20,510
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $21,899 $22,850
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,252 $17,990
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $20,894 $21,800
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,017 $24,020
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,463 $23,440
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 22 $23,352 $24,370
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,233 $34,410
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,416 $27,880
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,064 $32,090
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 21 $24,923 $26,300
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $31,719 $33,860
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,020 $27,460
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,081 $31,040
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 21 $23,930 $25,250
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 $26,899 $28,390
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,306 $31,280
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $24,772 $26,140
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,184 $30,080
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $25,650 $27,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,050
$30,039
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,575
$31,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$493 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Honda Ridgeline is a niche alternative for those who don't need a pickup bed all the time, but it doesn't satisfy drivers that need a real full-size truck. The 2014 Nissan Frontier is your best bet when looking to downsize from a full-size pickup, balancing maneuverability and size with utility and comfort.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
57.6 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40
Second Hip Room (in)
57.1 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
206.9 219.4
Height, Overall (in)
70.3 70.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.2 8.6
Wheelbase (in)
122 139.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 72.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.2 8.6
Cab to Axle (in)
- 32.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
60 73.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.7 18
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.5 44.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
41.4 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 61.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 11.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 11.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.6 47.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/60TR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 6300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 630
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 630
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6300
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10085 11133
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3245 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3105 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6050 5730
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Styled Steel Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
247 @ 4300 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 4.0 L/241
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 (Est) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (Est) 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 (Est) 16
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans PTO Access
No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.84
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.53
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Code
T T
Suspension
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.53 3.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.53 3.13
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.8 (Est) 10.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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