2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. The 2017 Nissan Frontier

Honda Ridgeline
Nissan Frontier

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline and the 2017 Nissan Frontier both offer midsize pickup performance and capability. Either one of these models could deliver easy maneuverability and high fuel economy, both features that many drivers in Frankfort and Orland Park can appreciate. Find out how these models match up side by side.

Powertrain and Performance

If you’re shopping for a midsize pickup, then you probably want something more efficient than a full-size truck. Of course, you don’t want to sacrifice capability or capacity. If that sounds like the ideal truck for you, then the Ridgeline will be the better choice, because it delivers more power, performance, and fuel economy than the Frontier. Take a look:

  • Honda Ridgeline: The Ridgeline is equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine that makes 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Ridgeline is capable of up to 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway based on EPA estimates with front-wheel drive and standard six-speed automatic transmission*. The Ridgeline RT with all-wheel drive has a maximum payload capacity of up to 1,584 pounds.
  • Nissan Frontier: The Frontier starts with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that creates 152 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. With front-wheel drive and a five-speed automatic transmission, the Frontier is capable of up to 19 mpg city/23 mpg highway*. The Frontier SV-V6 with front-wheel drive has a maximum payload capacity of up to 1,430 pounds.

Those numbers don’t lie. The Ridgeline is more capable, more powerful, and more efficient.

Features and Options

The Frontier is also missing some basic niceties that you’ll find in even the base Ridgeline. The Frontier is missing power windows, cruise control, an infotainment system with voice recognition, steering wheel controls, MP3 capability, and Bluetooth connectivity, none of which come standard in the base model Nissan Frontier. The Ridgeline even offers more speakers than the Frontier.

Test Drive the 2017 Ridgeline Today!

You can find the new Ridgeline along with the rest of the Honda lineup here at Community Honda of Orland Park. We’re the leading Frankfort area Honda dealer, so visit us 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park today!

*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.