The 2016 Nissan Frontier is a pickup truck that offers drivers a list of standard equipment, bolstering comfort, convenience, and technology. But how does it compare to another pickup on the road: the 2017 Honda Ridgeline? Let’s take a look at the standard equipment and features offered on the entry-level models of both vehicles to find out. The result may be surprising.
The Nissan Frontier and the Honda Ridgeline are both five-passenger pickup trucks, with the Ridgeline offering AWD and the Frontier offering part-time 4WD. They both come equipped with features such as a rearview camera, voice-activated controls, cruise control, and three front power outlets. But the differences start to diverge from there, as the Ridgeline goes further to offer:
- Brake Assist
- Telescopic steering wheel
- Rear window defroster
- Stereo anti-theft
- Armrest storage
- Lockable bed storage
These same features are not offered as a part of the Frontier’s standard equipment.
The Ridgeline Is Ready to Tow
The Honda Ridgeline also comes fully equipped to tow, without having to add additional equipment or towing packages. Coming standard are towing stability, towing pre-wiring, and a trailer hitch. On the entry-level Frontier, only the trailer hitch is available as an option, which means to get it, you’ll have to shell out more money. Otherwise, to get the Frontier ready to tow, you’ll have to explore upper trim levels and additional equipment offerings.
Price and Fuel Economy
The Honda Ridgeline comes better equipped with standard features than the Nissan Frontier, but some drivers might assume that the Frontier might make up for where it lacks with a lower price tag. But the Ridgeline comes out on top with both a lower price tag and a better fuel economy, which translates to more savings over time.
The Ridgeline RT 2WD is priced at just $29,475 MSRP,* compared to the Frontier’s $33,390. Ridgeline 2WD models get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19 city/26 highway mpg.** To compare, the Frontier gets just 15 city/21 highway mpg.
Test Drive the Ridgeline Today
The Ridgeline offers drivers more features and equipment for a better value than the Nissan Frontier. To find out more about everything the Ridgeline offers, visit any Metro Milwaukee Honda Dealer and take one for a test drive today!
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $900.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.