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 Shoulder Room (in)
62.6 58.3 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.4 41.7
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
Second Hip Room (in)
57.1 58 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.2 58.3 57.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.7 35.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.2 8.6 8.1
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
206.9 219.4 208.1
Cab to Axle (in)
- 32.2 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Length @ Floor (in)
60 73.3 73.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 61.4 56.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 61.4 56.7
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
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
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P265/60TR18 P215/70SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 630 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 630 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6300 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6300 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 6300 3500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3245 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3105 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6050 5730 4900
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
10085 11133 7500
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
550 550 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550 356
Engine
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
Displacement
3.5 L/212 4.0 L/241 2.7 L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 261 @ 5600 159 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 (Est) 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (Est) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 (Est) 16 19
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No No
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.35 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.53 1.00
Trans Type
5 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.54 0.84 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab Access Cab
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
T T T
Suspension
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.53 3.13 3.58
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent
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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