2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2017 Nissan Frontier
During the period of time when Honda was revising and redesigning its mid-size Ridgeline pickup truck, the remaining competitors really improved their offerings. Honda had the foresight to anticipate those moves. The automaker is ready to claim it's place at the top of the segment. Comparing the 2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2017 Nissan Frontier clearly shows how the improvements to the former allow it to overtake the latter in many ways. From the ground up, Honda built the 2017 Ridgeline to provide a very positive overall ownership experience. This means the truck have very compliant on-road manners and offers one of the highest payload capacities in its segment of the automotive industry.
Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to the 2017 Honda Ridgeline. Independent reviews have loudly praised the interior of the 2017 Ridgeline for having a wonderfully designed cabin with plenty of space for passengers. Additionally, the materials used by the new Honda midsize pickup only add to the vehicle's feeling of refinement. By comparison the inside of the 2017 Nissan Frontier has been criticized by the same experts for not meeting expectations for comfort or refinement of materials. Some of the other convenience features found available with the 2017 Ridgeline which can't be found with the 2017 Frontier include a dual-opening tailgate, a secure and lockable storage area under the cargo bed as well as numerous cargo tie-down cleats located around the cargo bed.
|2017 Honda Ridgeline||Vs.||2017 Nissan Frontier|
|3.5-liter, V-6||Engine||4.0-liter, V-6|
|Six-speed Auto||Transmission||Six-speed Manual|
|5,000 lbs.||Towing||5,000 lbs.|
Performance of the 2017 Ridgeline
Providing power for the 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine making 280 horsepower, a 30-horsepower increase from the previous model. The transmission has been upgraded to a six-speed automatic. Also new for the 2017 model-year is a front-wheel drive version of the midsize Honda pickup truck. Allan Nott Auto customers who choose the all-wheel drive versions of the 2017 Ridgeline features a selectable traction control system. Drivers can simply dial-in the terrain they are using and the truck will automatically make necessary adjustments. As for the 2017 Nissan Frontier, it's 4.0-liter, V-6 engine doesn't make as much power and the truck also can't match the fuel-economy scores* of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
*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.