Compare 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs 2017 Nissan Frontier

2017 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Nissan Frontier
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Black Edition 4x4 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline Black Edition 4x4 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 18 25 $39,267 $42,970
Ridgeline RT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 19 26 $26,959 $29,475
Ridgeline RT 4x4 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 18 25 $28,692 $31,375
Ridgeline RTL 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 19 26 $30,885 $33,780
Ridgeline RTL 4x4 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 18 25 $32,618 $35,680
Ridgeline RTL-E 4x4 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 18 25 $37,899 $41,470
Ridgeline RTL-T 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 19 26 $32,846 $35,930
Ridgeline RTL-T 4x4 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 18 25 $34,579 $37,830
Ridgeline RTS 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 19 26 $28,819 $31,515
Ridgeline RTS 4x4 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 18 25 $30,552 $33,415
Ridgeline Sport 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 19 26 $30,188 $33,015
Ridgeline Sport 4x4 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed 18 25 $31,921 $34,915
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2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $26,773 $28,040
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $33,559 $35,550
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $34,738 $36,800
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $27,822 $29,140
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $28,222 $29,560
Frontier 2017.5 Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Manual 16 21 $28,727 $30,090
Frontier 2017.5 King Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $26,363 $27,610
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 22 $25,900 $26,830
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 16 22 $24,282 $25,150
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Manual 17 22 $23,270 $24,100
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SL Automatic 16 22 $31,224 $32,710
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $25,053 $25,950
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 16 22 $25,747 $26,670
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $31,524 $33,390
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Manual 16 21 $30,534 $32,340
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 15 21 $26,402 $27,650
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic 15 21 $33,191 $35,160
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SL Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $34,370 $36,410
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $27,450 $28,750
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic Long Bed 15 21 $27,850 $29,170
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV V6 Manual 16 21 $28,355 $29,700
Frontier King Cab 4x2 Desert Runner Automatic 16 22 $24,523 $25,400
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 17 23 $21,498 $22,260
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Manual 19 23 $17,769 $18,390
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 17 23 $23,183 $24,010
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Manual 19 23 $22,172 $22,960
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV V6 Automatic 16 22 $23,868 $24,720
Frontier King Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 15 21 $30,760 $32,580
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV V6 Automatic 15 21 $26,087 $27,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,267
$26,773
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,970
$28,040
Monthly Payment Estimate
$716 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a smart alternative to full-size trucks, for drivers content with matching the right tool to the right job. Thoroughly outpointed by its rivals, the 2017 Nissan Frontier is nonetheless worth a look if you value its nimble feel and its surprisingly good value.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 8.9
Length, Overall (in)
210 205.5
Height, Overall (in)
70.8 70.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.9 8.9
Wheelbase (in)
125.2 125.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 72.8
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 48.2
Cab to Axle (in)
- 18.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
51 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
64 59.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.7 18
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.9 27.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60 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 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)
19.5 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.4 43.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/70TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/70TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6100
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 6100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 610
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6019 5816
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9986 11230
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 16 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4700 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 261 @ 5600
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 21
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.53
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.35
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic Electronic
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.84
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.25 3.36
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.25 3.36
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Rigid Axle
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- 550
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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