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 $33,631 $35,120
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $28,883 $29,990
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $31,575 $32,790
Frontier Crew Cab 4x2 SV Automatic Long Bed 18 24 $33,401 $34,690
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 PRO-4X Automatic 17 22 $36,499 $38,120
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 22 $31,767 $32,990
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 22 $34,459 $35,790
Frontier Crew Cab 4x4 SV Automatic Long Bed 17 22 $36,285 $37,690
Frontier King Cab 4x2 S Automatic 18 24 $27,633 $28,690
Frontier King Cab 4x2 SV Automatic 18 24 $30,228 $31,390
Frontier King Cab 4x4 S Automatic 17 22 $30,709 $31,890
Frontier King Cab 4x4 SV Automatic 17 22 $33,305 $34,590
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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
$33,631
$36,273

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$43,920
$35,120
$39,155

Monthly Payment Estimate

$732 / month
$585 / 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.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

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

None None None

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.38 1.65 1.00

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.58 0.71 -

Trans Description Cont.

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

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 0.86 -

Trans Type

9 9 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Power Take Off

No No No

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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