Compare 2014 Honda Ridgeline vs 2015 Nissan Frontier vs 2015 Toyota Tacoma

2014 Honda Ridgeline
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2015 Nissan Frontier
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2015 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 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
Select style
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $31,081 $32,560
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,475 $25,350
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,629 $25,510
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 16 22 $22,933 $23,750
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,937 $31,360
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,781 $24,630
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 17 22 $21,921 $22,700
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 17 22 N/A N/A
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,956 $20,660
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $22,229 $23,020
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,384 $17,990
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,218 $21,970
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,357 $24,190
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,798 $23,610
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 17 22 N/A N/A
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $33,286 $35,260
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,783 $28,050
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,741 $32,560
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 21 $25,258 $26,450
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,107 $34,010
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,383 $27,630
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,751 $31,510
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 21 $24,257 $25,400
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 N/A N/A
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,978 $31,750
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $25,125 $26,310
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,846 $30,550
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $26,011 $27,240
Frontier 4WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 21 N/A N/A
Select style
2WD Access Cab I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,498 $21,865
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,118 $22,525
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $19,654 $20,965
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,463 $23,960
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,887 $23,625
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,679 $25,560
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,216 $25,060
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $24,094 $25,700
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $23,250 $24,800
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,533 $27,235
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT TRD Pro 16 21 $34,411 $36,705
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,708 $26,355
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT TRD Pro 15 19 $33,494 $35,725
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,620 $28,735
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $26,157 $28,235
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT TRD Pro 16 21 $34,846 $37,615
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $25,342 $27,355
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT TRD Pro 15 19 $33,940 $36,635

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,050
$31,081
$20,498

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$29,575
$32,560
$21,865

Monthly Payment Estimate

$493 / month
$543 / month
$364 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.2
6.2

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 2015 Nissan Frontier is one of your best bets if you don't quite need a full-size pickup, but maneuverability and functionality are high on your priority list. The Toyota Tacoma doesn't make a lot of sense, unless it'll live almost exclusively off-road.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

21 mpg 22 mpg 24 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

57.1 58 53.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

63.2 58.3 57.7

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 40

Exterior Dimensions

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

8.2 8.6 8.1

Length, Overall (in)

206.9 219.4 208.1

Height, Overall (in)

70.3 70.1 66.1

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

8.2 8.6 8.1

Wheelbase (in)

122 139.9 127.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

77.8 72.8 72.2

Cab to Axle (in)

- 32.2 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

60 73.3 73.5

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

20.7 18 18

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

49.5 44.4 41.5

Cargo Volume (ft³)

41.4 33.5 -

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

- 61.4 56.7

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

- 61.4 56.7

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA Yes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes -

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.1 11.3 10

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA 10

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 11.7 10.8

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

22 21.1 21.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42.6 47.8 42.3

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/65TR17 P265/60TR18 P215/70SR15

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/65TR17 P265/60TR18 P215/70SR15

Spare Tire Size

Compact Full-Size Full-Size

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 6300 3500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

5000 6300 3500

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4513 4507 3645

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

10085 11133 7500

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3245 - -

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3105 - -

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

6050 5730 4900

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 15 X 6

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Full-Size Full-Size

Rear Wheel Material

Styled Steel Aluminum Styled Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 15 X 6

Front Wheel Material

Styled Steel Aluminum Styled Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

550 550 356

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

550 550 356

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 130 -

Engine

Displacement

3.5 L/212 4.0 L/241 2.7 L/164

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

250 @ 5700 261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4

Engine Oil Cooler

None None None

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

247 @ 4300 281 @ 4000 180 @ 3800

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 (Est) 16 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

17 (Est) 18 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

21 (Est) 22 24

Transmission

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.54 0.84 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Trans PTO Access

No No No

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 2.35 1.53

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No No No

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 1.00 0.71

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.89 2.76 2.39

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.70 3.84 2.80

Transfer Case Model

Electronic None None

Drivetrain

Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.53 1.00

Trans Type

5 5 4

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma

Body Code

T T T

Body Style

Crew Cab Crew Cab Access Cab

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

4.53 3.13 3.58

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Axle Type - Front

Independent Independent Independent

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

4.53 3.13 3.58

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Leaf Leaf

Axle Type - Rear

Independent Rigid Axle Rigid Axle

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

10.8 (Est) 9.8 (Est) 8.4

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- - 5.0

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

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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Front Seat

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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

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Rollover Rating

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