Compare 2009 Nissan Frontier vs 2008 Honda Ridgeline

2009 Nissan Frontier
2008 Honda Ridgeline
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2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD King Cab I4 Manual XE 19 23 $16,562 $17,460
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic XE 19 23 $17,556 $18,510
2WD King Cab I4 Manual SE 19 23 $18,549 $19,560
2WD King Cab V6 Manual SE 16 20 $19,305 $20,360
2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SE 17 22 $19,542 $20,610
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SE 15 20 $20,298 $21,410
2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,055 $22,210
2WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 16 20 $21,811 $23,010
4WD King Cab Manual SE 15 19 $21,618 $23,060
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,048 $23,260
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 15 20 $22,804 $24,060
4WD King Cab Automatic SE 14 19 $22,599 $24,110
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic LE 15 20 $23,282 $24,840
4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SE 15 19 $23,347 $24,910
2WD King Cab V6 Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $23,366 $24,930
4WD Crew Cab LWB Manual SE 15 19 $24,095 $25,710
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SE 14 19 $24,330 $25,960
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 20 $24,630 $26,280
2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 15 20 $24,872 $26,540
4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 19 $24,632 $26,580
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SE 14 19 $25,078 $26,760
2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 15 20 $25,340 $27,040
4WD King Cab Automatic LE 14 19 $25,520 $27,540
4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $25,604 $27,630
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $26,851 $28,980
4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,045 $29,190
4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic LE 14 19 $27,555 $29,740
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4WD Crew Cab RT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD Crew Cab RT 15 20 $25,376 $28,000
4WD Crew Cab RTX 15 20 $25,828 $29,500
4WD Crew Cab RTS 15 20 $27,568 $30,425
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr RTL 15 20 $29,976 $33,090
4WD Crew Cab w/Lthr & Navi RTL 15 20 $31,783 $35,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,562
$25,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,460
$28,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$467 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Nissan Frontier is a dependable, tough vehicle that can handle a lot in a work situation but isn't out of place in more suburban pursuits. The 2008 Honda Ridgeline is a flexible light-duty truck with a plush feel, but it can't tackle all the tasks a full-size truck does well.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
25.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 63.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 62.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 40.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 57.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 112.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 76.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
31.3 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
205.5 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.7 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
68.7 70.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.2 -
Wheelbase (in)
125.9 122.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- NA
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.2
Length, Overall (in)
- 206.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
58.8 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.3 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 - TBD -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.4 49.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Brakes
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)
11.1 x 0.7 12.6 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.7 13.1 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 22
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 42.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & pinion Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.55 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.38
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P245/65SR17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2531 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1687 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4690 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2531 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1981 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7936 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.4 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4400 245 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
TR2 J35A91
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
152 @ 5200 247 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas 4-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
NA MPFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.02
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.69
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.53
Summary
Body Style
King Cab 4 Door Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
Nissan Frontier Honda Ridgeline
Body Code
125.9 WB -
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.0
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
NA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.08 -
Axle Type - Front
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Type -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- 4WD Pickup Trucks

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