2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. The 2017 Nissan Frontier

Honda Ridgeline

2017 Honda Ridgeline

Nissan Frontier

2017 Nissan Frontier

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline and the 2017 Nissan Frontier both offer an alternative to large, inefficient, hard-to-maneuver full-size pickups. Either one will provide an easier to swallow price tag as well. So how do these two trucks compare? You can find out below.

Powertrain and Performance

When it comes to power, efficiency, and capability, there’s a clear winner in this comparison, and it’s not the Frontier. Take a look:

  • Honda Ridgeline: The Ridgeline is equipped standard with a 3.5L V6 engine that generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. In addition, the Ridgeline is rated by the EPA at 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway* with front wheel drive and an automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive Ridgeline RT is capable of hauling up to 1,584 pounds in the bed.
  • Nissan Frontier: The Frontier is equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine standard that makes only 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy isn’t good either at 19 mpg city/23 mpg highway with a five-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive*. With the same configuration, the Frontier can only move up to 1,429 pounds in the bed.

With numbers like these, it’s easy to see that the Ridgeline is more capable and more efficient.

Features and Options

The base Nissan Frontier is stripped down to the bare bones. It’s missing features that you probably take for granted like power windows and cruise control, which are standard in the Ridgeline. The Honda also gets more standard speakers than the Frontier.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Now

If you’re shopping for a midsize truck in the Chicagoland area, then come drive the latest Ridgeline. We’re confident you’ll be impressed. We have the Ridgeline in stock now here at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Rd., so visit us today to find out more about the new generation of this smartly designed pickup.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.