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2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2016 Nissan Frontier Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Honda Ridgeline than the Nissan Frontier. The Nissan Frontier offers just a little more head- and legroom than the Honda Ridgeline, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Ridgeline as you will with the Nissan Frontier, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Ridgeline is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Frontier. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Honda Ridgeline and the Nissan Frontier have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Ridgeline is much wider than the Nissan Frontier, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Ridgeline, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Frontier.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Honda Ridgeline doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the Nissan Frontier.

Handling
The Honda Ridgeline has a larger turning radius than the Nissan Frontier, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Frontier is clearly the choice over the Honda Ridgeline for pulling heavy loads. The Honda Ridgeline has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Frontier.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Honda Ridgeline as you will the Nissan Frontier. You'll be able to haul more material in the Honda Ridgeline than the Nissan Frontier, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Honda Ridgeline comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Frontier.

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2017 Honda
Ridgeline

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MSRP*: $29,475 - $42,870

2016 Nissan
Frontier

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MSRP*: $18,290 - $36,110
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.40% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.32% As low as 3.53%
City MPG: 18 - 19 15 - 19
Highway MPG: 25 - 26 21 - 23
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $26,959 - $39,177 $17,672 - $34,087

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.