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2021 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2021 Nissan Frontier Review

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2021 Honda
Ridgeline

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2021 Nissan
Frontier

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MSRP*
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$36,490 to $43,920
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$27,190 to $37,890
Invoice* $34,016 to $40,253 $26,247 to $35,765
MPG - City 18 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 24 23 - 24
Engine(s) V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Honda Ridgeline.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan Frontier, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 similar turning radius to the Nissan Frontier, so both should maneuver just as easily 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 less horsepower than the Nissan Frontier.

Utility
The Honda Ridgeline offers a little more seating capacity than the Nissan Frontier, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of lumber or gardening supplies into the bed of the Honda Ridgeline as you will with the Nissan Frontier.

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