Compare 2021 Honda Ridgeline vs 2022 Nissan Frontier

2021 Honda Ridgeline
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Black Edition AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ridgeline Black Edition AWD 18 24 $40,253 $43,920
Ridgeline RTL AWD 18 24 $36,789 $39,470
Ridgeline RTL-E AWD 18 24 $38,880 $42,420
Ridgeline Sport AWD 18 24 $34,015 $36,490
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Crew Cab 4x2 PRO-X Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 PRO-X Automatic 18 24 $32,790 $34,240
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $28,258 $29,340
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $30,950 $32,140
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic Long Bed 18 24 $32,777 $34,040
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 17 22 $35,658 $37,240
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 22 $31,142 $32,340
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 22 $33,834 $35,140
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic Long Bed 17 22 $35,660 $37,040
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $26,815 $27,840
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $29,411 $30,540
Frontier King Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 22 $29,892 $31,040
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 22 $32,488 $33,740
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,253
$32,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,920
$34,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$732 / month
$571 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the just-right pickup most users really need. The redesigned 2022 Nissan Frontier is thoroughly modernized with big improvements in ride quality and technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 33.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.8 72
Wheelbase (in)
125.2 126
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 73
Length, Overall (in)
210.2 210.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 9.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.7 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.9 40.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50 44.5
Tailgate Width (in)
51 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
64 58.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60 61.4
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 43.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/70SR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/70SR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 6470
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 647
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6470
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9986 11427
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4510 4513
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6019 6012
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3501
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3296
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 310 @ 6400
Engine Oil Cooler
None None
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4700 281 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.8 L/231
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.26
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.65
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.42
Trans PTO Access
No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.25
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.86
Trans Type
9 9
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier
Body Code
T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.33 3.69
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.33 3.69
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 185
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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