The Toyota Tacoma was mildly refreshed for 2012, with a new interior and new smartphone connectivity.
With 2013's updates, the Frontier is now fully competitive with the Toyota's feature set, and it outdoes it in safety, considering the new rearview camera system and sonar sensors.
We've noted over many drives that the Toyota simply doesn't ride as well.
The Honda Ridgeline can be a bit more expensive, and it's not as flexible or useful as the four-door Frontier, although its ride and handling are noticeably better.
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|2013 Nissan FrontierBrowse Used Listings||2013 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings||2013 Toyota TacomaBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Gas i4||Gas V6||Gas I4|
|N/A||4WD Standard Pickup Truck||N/A|
|2WD King Cab I4 Manual S||4WD Crew Cab RT||2WD Reg Cab I4 MT (GS)|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Extended Cab Pickup||Crew Cab Pickup||Regular Cab|
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|2013 Nissan Frontier vs. 2013 Honda Ridgeline||2013 Nissan Frontier vs. 2013 Toyota Tacoma|