Compare 2021 Honda Ridgeline vs 2022 Nissan Frontier vs 2021 Toyota Tacoma

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
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Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $36,273 $39,155
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $24,750 $26,400
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $26,869 $28,660
Tacoma 2WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $25,225 $27,230
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $26,428 $28,190
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $29,376 $31,335
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $26,938 $29,080
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,089 $32,480
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,554 $32,980
Tacoma 2WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $32,019 $34,565
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $31,228 $33,310
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $32,020 $34,565
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $32,484 $35,065
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $39,121 $42,230
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $39,586 $42,730
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT N/A N/A $27,633 $29,475
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $30,119 $32,125
Tacoma 4WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $30,261 $32,665
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT N/A N/A $29,310 $31,265
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $32,508 $34,675
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $32,938 $35,555
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $33,402 $36,055
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $34,307 $36,595
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,767 $37,530
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $33,072 $35,700
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $35,333 $38,140
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $43,569 $47,030
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $41,064 $44,325
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,308 $36,595
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 MT 17 21 $32,892 $35,085
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,768 $37,530
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $33,072 $35,700
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $35,333 $38,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,253
$32,790
$36,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,920
$34,240
$39,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$732 / month
$571 / month
$653 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.6
5.0
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. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.3 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.3 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 54.3 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 33.2 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.9 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.6 53.7 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62 58.2 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.6 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.8 72 70.6
Wheelbase (in)
125.2 126 127.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.6 73 75.2
Length, Overall (in)
210.2 210.2 212.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 9.5 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.7 19.4 19.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.9 40.1 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60 61.4 56.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50 44.5 41.5
Tailgate Width (in)
51 - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
64 58.9 60.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60 61.4 56.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.4 43.3 40.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P265/70SR17 P265/60SR18
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
P245/60HR18 P265/70SR17 P265/60SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 6470 6700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 647 670
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 6470 6700
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9986 11427 11360
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4510 4513 4245
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6019 6012 5600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3501 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3296 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6000 310 @ 6400 278 @ 6000
Engine Oil Cooler
None None Regular Duty
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 4700 281 @ 4400 265 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.8 L/231 3.5 L/211
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.80 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.26 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic None None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.65 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58 0.71 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 5.42 3.60
Trans PTO Access
No No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 2.25 1.49
Trans Type
9 9 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.86 -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No No
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Ridgeline Nissan Frontier Toyota Tacoma 2WD
Body Code
T T T
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab Double Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.33 3.69 3.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Leaf Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
Independent Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.33 3.69 3.91
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 8.8 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 185 130
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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